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To lose weight, weigh your food

By Alice Facente, RN, MSN Backus Hospital Community Health Education Nurse It was hard not to laugh when my friend...

Urgent Care vs. Emergency Care

When should you seek urgent care rather than emergency care? Life’s little emergencies don’t always happen during normal office hours. ...

Backus and Windham Hospital Emergency Services Director Named Connecticut Hospital Association “Healthcare Hero”

Southington, CT—Backus and Windham Hospital director of emergency services Karen Butterworth-Erban, RN, was one of 11 health care workers from...

Staying Hydrated is Key to Good Health

By Alice Facente, RN, MSN Backus Hospital Community Health Education Nurse W.C. Fields is credited with saying, “I never drink...

Mental Health Top Concern in Eastern Connecticut According to Backus and Windham Hospital Needs Assessment

Mental health is the top health concern facing eastern Connecticut, according to approximately 100 community stakeholders and staff members who...

Community Gardens: A Growing Project

Not everyone has access to a plot of land in their backyard to plant a garden. A community garden is...

Backus Hospital Introduces Latest da Vinci Surgical Robot

Only the third hospital in the state to offer the technology for more precise and less invasive procedures NORWICH—Backus Hospital...

Top Notch Nurses

11 From Backus and Windham Are Named Nightingale Eleven nurses from Hartford HealthCare’s East Region have been named Nightingale Nurse...

Backus Opens New Family Health Center in Ledyard

LEDYARD—In its continued effort to provide more health care access for patients close to home, Backus Hospital has opened its...

Want a healthy, low-sodium meal? Just Ask!

So many of us are taking charge of our health and choosing to eat meals that are lower in salt...