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Make Sure Your Wishes and the Wishes of Your Loved Ones Are Carried Out

Apr 15 2014
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Make Sure Your Wishes and the Wishes of Your Loved Ones Are Carried Out
Think about it…You’re in a hospital and you can’t speak. Soon you won’t be able to swallow or breathe. Who will speak for you? Or your mother has slipped into a coma. She isn't expected to recover. Who will make the decisions for her? National Healthcare Decisions Day exists to inspire, educate and empower the public about the importance of advance care planning

April is National Occupational Therapy Month

Apr 08 2014
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April is National Occupational Therapy Month
The Occupational Therapy Activities of Daily Living (ADL) Retraining Program at Griffin Hospital helps individuals regain the skills they need to complete routine daily personal activities such as bathing, dressing, and grooming. ADL retraining can be helpful for anyone experiencing impaired daily functioning caused by stroke, neurological disorders, musculoskeletal injuries or other impairments. For more information, visit Griffin’s Physical Rehabilitation Services website or call 203.732.7445.

Chronic Disease Management - Free 6-Week Workshop

Apr 08 2014
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Chronic Disease Management - Free 6-Week Workshop
Are you, or someone you love living with diabetes, heart disease, arthritis or depression? Over time, chronic illness such as diabetes, heart disease, arthritis or depression can impact one’s quality of life. Is chronic illness controlling you, or are you in control of it? Join us for a FREE 6-week Live Well Chronic Disease Management Workshop in April and May.

Think About How Much You Drink

Apr 07 2014
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Think About How Much You Drink
April is Alcohol Awareness Month and Griffin Hospital encourages everyone to take time and think about how much they – and their friends and family – drink. This year’s Alcohol Awareness Month theme “Help for Today, Hope for Tommorrow,” focuses on educating young people about the treatment and prevention of alcoholism. If you're concerned, you're not alone and help is available.

Griffin Hospital's Dr. Lionel Lim Named CT Top Doc 2014

Apr 01 2014
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Griffin Hospital's Dr. Lionel Lim Named CT Top Doc 2014
Dr. Lim was one of the 13 Geriatric Medicine physicians recognized in this year's Top Docs issue of Connecticut Magazine. With a specialty in Geriatric Medicine, Dr. Lim is a member of Griffin Faculty Physicians. Learn more and see which other Griffin affiliate physicians made the this year's list.

Many Americans are at risk for diabetes. Are you one?

Mar 27 2014
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Many Americans are at risk for diabetes. Are you one?
To help individuals better understand diabetes and learn if they or their loved ones are at risk, Griffin Hospital will host “Diabetes 101” at 6 p.m. on Tuesday, April 1 in the hospital’s Meditation and Learning Center, 130 Division Street, Derby. Presented by Mary Swansiger, BSN, MPH, this free presentation will provide an overview of pre-diabetes, and Type 1 and Type 2 diabetes, as well as risk factors and prevention. Attendees can also receive an A1C diabetes test at the reduced price of $15 (cash only). The A1C test provides a picture of an individual’s average blood glucose (blood sugar) control for the past 2 to 3 months. Interested individuals can register here or call 203.732.1511 to register or for more information.

The Ins & Outs of Healthy Digestion

Mar 06 2014
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The Ins & Outs of Healthy Digestion
The national focus shifts to colorectal cancer this month, and for good reason. Colorectal cancer causes the second highest amount of cancer deaths in the country and will be diagnosed in more than 136,000 individuals this year. However, colorectal cancer is just one of many diseases that affect our digestion system, and they all deserve attention. To help individuals get a full picture of the digestive system, Gastroenterologist Jeffrey T. Dreznick, MD, FACG, and Surgeon John M. Aversa Jr., DO, will host “The Ins and Outs of the Digestive System,” a free, two-part presentation on March 11 and 25.

Raising Awareness on Healthy Aging

Feb 20 2014
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Raising Awareness on Healthy Aging

To help seniors have healthy retirement years and to give caregivers way that they can help their loved ones in the retirement years, Griffin Hospital will host “Healthy Aging” on Tuesday, Feb. 25 at 6 p.m. in the hospital Meditation and Learning Center, 130 Division Street, Derby. Lionel Lim, MD, MPH, medical director of Griffin Hospital’s Geriatric Assessment Center, and Diane Betkoski, MS, RD, LNHA, of Griffin Hospital Lifeline, this free presentation will discuss and answer questions about health issues that develop with aging as well the growing need and challenges associated with caregiving.


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