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Backus to sponsor weight loss program

NORWICH – The William W. Backus Hospital’s Weight Loss Center will host a 17-week weight loss program on Thursday evenings beginning Feb. 7 from 5 to 6 p.m. at the Backus Outpatient Care Center at 111 Salem Turnpike in Norwich.

Record turn out for flu shots

Ninety-nine percent of Backus employees got their flu vaccinations, the highest number by far in the history of the institution.

Breaking Health News Post Storm Safety

With Hurricane Sandy officially behind us, the communities of eastern Connecticut now must cope with her devastation.  Those left without power may be running their homes on generators while others are using chain saws to clear fallen trees.  Scenarios such as these raise safety and public health concerns.

How to Prevent Carbon Monoxide Poisoning When The Power Goes Out

Download the documents here: How to Prevent Carbon Monoxide Poisoning When the Power Goes Out (pdf)

Backus collection lab moving to new Norwichtown home

NORWICH – To enhance convenience for patients, Backus Hospital will move the lab drawing station on the hospital’s ground floor at 326 Washington Street in Norwich to a newly constructed facility next to United Community and Family Services at 55 Town Street in Norwichtown.

CDC and FDA perform multistate meningitis outbreak investigation

NORWICH – The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, in conjunction with the Food and Drug Administration, have recently announced a multistate investigation of fungal meningitis among patients who received an epidural steroid injection with a potentially contaminated product.

Dr. Foley inducted as CSMS president

John Foley, MD, tells people he learned the science of medicine at college, but he learned how to be a doctor in the halls of Backus Hospital.

Backus Hosts Fourth Annual Multicultural Health Fair

The tastes of native dishes and sounds of ethnic music were evident Thursday as the Backus Hospital conference rooms were transformed into a meeting of countries at the fourth annual Multicultural Health Fair.

Panera Waterford and Foxwoods to offer Pink Ribbon Bagels to Benefit Backus Hospital During Breast Cancer Awareness Month

anera Breads in Waterford and Mashantucket (Foxwoods), CT are once again inviting their customers to join the fight against breast cancer by enjoying a signature Pink Ribbon Bagel for breakfast, lunch or dinner during national Breast Cancer Awareness Month in October.

Backus, Uncas Health partner to eliminate whooping cough

With cases of pertussis, also known as “whopping cough” rising at alarming rates, Backus Hospital is partnering with the Uncas Health District to protect infants by providing immunizations for parents, grandparents and caregivers.