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Have fun learning about summer safety

NORWICH – Learning how to stay safe can be fun at The William W. Backus Hospital’s annual Safety Camp on Saturday, June 18, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the parking lot outside the Backus Medical Office Building.

What’s the Buzz? Take the bite out of mosquitoes

All signs point to an excessively high number of mosquitoes this year. In this video, Backus Infectious Control Coordinator Robin...

Backus Auxiliary donates $80,000 to fight obesity and provide scholarships

The William W. Backus Hospital Auxiliary Tuesday donated $80,000 in scholarships and fundraising at its annual membership tea, which is held each year during National Hospital Week.

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

NORWICH – The William W. Backus Hospital will host the third annual Pink Fair on Thursday, May 5, from 3-6 p.m. in the hospital’s main lobby conference rooms.

Women’s health and robotics will be focus of April 27 event

NORWICH – Backus Hospital and United Community & Family Services will host a women’s health and robotic surgery event on Wednesday, April 27.

Step into spring with happy feet

PLAINFIELD – The William W. Backus Hospital’s next Enjoy LIFE (Lifelong Investment in Fitness and Exercise) will focus on healthy feet.

Food Policy Council grows from partnership

Arthur Lerner, Executive Director of Food: Resources, Education, Security, Health (FRESH) New London, has spent countless hours fighting to improve the community’s access to healthy food.

Patients sought for anti-coagulation study at Backus

When a blood clot forms as part of the body's normal repair process, there is little cause for alarm. But when a clot forms when it is not needed, it can have potentially significant consequences.

Backus creates new support group

NORWICH – On Jan. 11 Backus Hospital will begin offering a new cancer support group that focuses on the psychological and social issues people diagnosed with cancer face. “Diagnosed with Cancer? What You Need to Know” will be held the second Tuesday of every month from 5-6 p.m. in Backus Hospital’s main lobby conference room #1.

Lose weight, enjoy life

PLAINFIELD – A new Enjoy LIFE (Lifelong Investment in Fitness & Exercise) Active Challenge program begins Thursday, Jan. 20, with an exercise variety show that includes a food demonstration by Backus Hospital dietitians, represtentatives from the Backus Weight Loss Center, Marie’s Fitness, Plainfield Curves and more.