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Backus to sponsor smoking cessation program

NORWICH – The William W. Backus Hospital will offer the American Lung Association’s “Freedom From Smoking” program focusing on group support and behavior modification beginning August 21.

Heat Wave Health Tips

Dealing with these hot, sultry days can be a challenge, especially for the very young and the elderly. Nader Bahadory,...

Women’s Health and Wellness is theme of Pink Fair at Backus

An annual event, the Pink Fair focuses on women’s health and wellness and includes free screenings such as bone densitometry, blood pressure and skin checks. This year also featured a celebration of Backus Breast Center Accreditation by the American College of Surgeons National Accreditation Program for Breast Centers.

Backus to host walking event

NORWICH – The William W. Backus Hospital will host an Enjoy LIFE (Lifelong Investment in Fitness and Exercise) event, “Take a Walk With Us and Put Some Spring Into Your Step” on Thursday, May 17, from 6:30-7:30 p.m. at the walking trails at Plainfield High School, 105 Plainfield Road in Central Village.

Backus Pink Fair to focus on women’s health and wellness

NORWICH – The William W. Backus Hospital will host the fourth annual Pink Fair on Wednesday, April 25, from 3-6...

New visitation policy more comforting for patients

Backus has changed its visitation policy to 24 hours per day, seven days per week except for designated areas such as the Birthing Center, Critical Care Unit, Same Day Surgery, Psychiatric Services and the Emergency Department.

Dr. David Katz offers hope to curb obesity

“Obesity is our greatest health concern in this country and most out of control,” said David Katz, MD, a nationally...

Script for Health

This summer and fall Backus collaborated with United Community & Family Services and Generations Family Health Center on a new...

Great Tips for Beating the Heat

The forecast calls for some hot days ahead. It’s important to play it smart and find ways to keep cool....

Backus receives statewide community service award

NORWICH – The William W. Backus Hospital will receive the statewide Community Service Award for its Enjoy LIFE program, which focused on reducing obesity and giving eastern Connecticut residents tools they can use throughout their lives to sustain healthy lifestyles.