A first-of-its-kind study shows that sore throat and neck mass in people with HPV are the most common initial symptoms of a form of oral, head and neck cancer that is rapidly increasing in incidence.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 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.
For seniors, falls are a very serious matter.
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.