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Backus Hospital Named ‘Baby-Friendly’ Birthing Center by International Health Group

Backus Hospital has been named a Baby-Friendly birthing center by Baby-Friendly USA, a global program sponsored by the World Health Organization (WHO) and the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF). The initiative recognizes hospitals and birthing centers that offer an optimal level of care for breastfeeding mothers and their babies. Based...

This Simple Saliva Test Assesses Breast Cancer Risk

By Meghan Burgess Breast cancer has a particularly high prevalence in Connecticut, but a new program is helping women and men identify their risk of developing the disease – and other cancers – through a simple questionnaire and saliva test. The Hereditary Cancer Risk Assessment Program, offered through Hartford HealthCare...

World Breastfeeding Week

World Breastfeeding Week At ‘Baby-Friendly’ Hartford Hospital

Hartford Hospital, the first “baby friendly” hospital in Connecticut, continues to be a leader in the state on breastfeeding. Here’s Mary Marshall-Crim, family nurse practitioner and manager of the lactation program at Hartford Hospital: Q. World Breastfeeding Week is Aug. 1-7 and Hartford Hospital is celebrating with a special event...

Pelvic Pain

Pelvic Pain: When Should Women Ask for Help?

Pelvic pain should not be ignored. For women, it’s a potential warning of a problem with your vagina, uterus, fallopian tubes, ovaries, cervix or other organ. Healthwise content is included in this report. Hartford Healthcare Rehabilitation Network, a non-for-profit member of Hartford HealthCare offers physical therapy, occupational therapy, speech language...

Breast Screening

Breast Surgeons Group: Start Routine Screening at Age 40

If age is just a number, why is the year a woman should start having annual mammograms so important – and so controversial? Most recently, the American Society of Breast Surgeons (ASBrS) issued new guidelines advising women at average risk of breast cancer to begin annual mammograms at 40, which...


What Puts You at Risk for a Miscarriage?

Learn more about miscarriages from Dr. Peter Beller of Hartford Hospital: For more information on Childbirth and Pregnancy Services at Hartford Hospital, click here.