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  • Your Local Connections On World Lymphedema Day (March 6)

    February 18, 2020

    On Friday, March 6, therapists from Hartford HealthCare Rehabilitation Network will be on hand at several locations throughout the state to provide information about lymphedema services in recognition of World Lymphedema Day.  In preparation for the event, Linda Hodgkins, Clinical Program Manager for HHCRN’s lymphedema services, answers some common questions…

  • UConn Football Captain, Fairfield Basketball Player Get Courage Awards

    February 12, 2020

    Life is unpredictable, but two local college athletes prove that tenacity and resilience is as important as physical prowess, a trait that earned them designation as February’s Hartford HealthCare Connecticut Courage Award winners. The awards are given by the system, in association with the College Sports Information Directors of America…

  • ECSU, Trinity Distance Runners Earn Courage Awards

    January 28, 2020

    A pair of local college runners understand the term “going the distance” perhaps better than most, a quality that earns them ribbons on the track and, more recently, designation as January’s Hartford HealthCare Connecticut Courage Award winners. The quarterly awards are given by the system, in association with the College…

  • Why the Census Is a Healthcare Issue

    January 24, 2020

    By Jeffrey A. Flaks Hartford HealthCare President and Chief Executive Officer and Sarah S. Lewis Hartford HealthCare Vice President, Health Equity Among the New Year’s resolutions that you’ve made (or maybe already broken), here’s one that should be easy to keep: Complete your U.S. Census form, and encourage everyone you…

  • What’s Causing This Winter’s Mysterious (and Contagious) Lung Congestion?

    January 08, 2020

    This is the time of year when cold and flu are top of mind. But don’t underestimate lesser-known respiratory illnesses that are sweeping some parts of the nation earlier and more often than usual. Specifically, healthcare experts are reporting more cases of respiratory syncytial virus (RSV), which has symptoms similar…

  • Rating Agencies Deliver Positive Reports for Hartford HealthCare

    January 03, 2020

    As part of its $750 million financing plan, Hartford HealthCare has received solid reviews from three national rating agencies. Fitch Ratings, one of the three, has upgraded Hartford HealthCare’s rating to “A+” with a stable outlook. Fitch’s previous rating was “A” with a positive outlook. The other two agencies —…

  • A Healthier You: Cancer Institute Winter Classes, Events

    January 02, 2020

    2020 Hartford HealthCare Cancer Institute Winter Calendar Here’s your guide to all of our upcoming fall events: Community Education and Support Programs Bereavement Support Bereavement Support Group Jan. 22 Feb. 12 & 26 2- 3:30 pm Hartford HealthCare Cancer Institute at Backus Hospital 326 Washington St., Norwich, Conference Room 2…

  • Why Daytime Sleepiness, Snoring Could Be Warning Signs For Men

    January 02, 2020

    It’s no secret that men usually don’t go to the doctor unless they think there’s a serious problem. Daytime sleepiness or a partner’s complaints about snoring might not be at the top of their list of health concerns. But these can be signs of serious, even life-threatening conditions if left…

  • Backus, Generations Join Forces to Provide Care at Area Shelters

    December 02, 2019

    Winter weather can pose many health challenges for the less fortunate in the community. A partnership between Generations Family Health Center and Backus Hospital Mobile Health Resource Center (MHRC) provides regular walk-in medical care to those in need at The Windham Region No-Freeze Hospitality Center in Willimantic and at St….

  • Diabetes? Follow This Doctor’s Cold-Weather Tips to Protect Feet

    November 12, 2019

    By Dr. Mark Tramontozzi For people with diabetes, the winter months are a time when more attention than usual should be given to the feet.  Diabetics are at risk for having reduced blood flow to the lower extremities, and the cold weather compounds this problem. The dry weather from being…


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