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A crash course on motorcycle safety

It’s like clockwork – daylight savings time comes, the weather warms up and motorcyclists quickly populate the roads of Eastern...

Boston bombing and other recent events can cause serial trauma

It started with Hurricane Sandy, with high winds and flooding tearing through the Northeast. Then there was the blizzard, which...

Backus Anticoagulation Clinic earns national designation

NORWICH – The Backus Health System’s Anticoagulation Clinic was designated as an Anticoagulation Center of Excellence by the Anticoagulation Forum...

Backus, partners target Griswold for health programs

NORWICH – The Backus Health System is partnering with local organizations to present Get Healthy, Griswold!, a new community health...

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.