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Griffin Hospital Offers Help in Keeping New Year’s Resolutions

By Griffin Hospital on 1/9/2015

 ***FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE*** 

DERBY, CT (Jan. 9, 2015) – Griffin Hospital wants to help individuals keep their New Year’s Resolutions for better health with a series of free Healthy U Education talks in January and February.

The three talks will focus on losing weight, getting better sleep and quitting smoking, offering health education as well as information on services Griffin offers to help the resolutions stick. Each talk will be held at the hospital’s Meditation and Learning Center, located at 130 Division Street, Derby.

Lose Weight, Gain Health:  Jan. 20 at 6 p.m.

On Tuesday, January 20 at 6 p.m., health experts in fitness, nutrition and bariatric surgery will present “Lose Weight, Gain Health,” a free discussion on the risks of being overweight and simple strategies, innovative programs, and surgical options to help individuals reach a healthy weight. Attendees can receive a free BMI screening and consultation.

Quit for Good: Feb. 10 at 6 p.m.

On Tuesday, February 10 at 6 p.m., representatives from Griffin Hospital’s smoking cessation program, “That’s It –Learn to Quit,” and the hospital’s CT Low Dose Lung Cancer Screening Program will present “Quit for Good,” a free talk about strategies for quitting smoking and free lung cancer testing available to high-risk individuals.

Better Sleep for Better Health:  Feb. 12 at 6 p.m.

On Thursday, Feb. 12 at 6 p.m., Dr. Marya Chaisson, director of The Sleep Wellness Center at Griffin Hospital, will present “Better Sleep for Better Health,” a free discussion about the health risks of getting too little sleep, tips for getting better sleep, and warning signs of sleep apnea.

Each talk will also provide information on Griffin Hospital’s new lifestyle change program, Wellness for Life. This comprehensive, evidence-based, and medically supervised program offers hands-on and personalized learning in nutrition, exercise and reducing stress to help individuals change to a happier, healthier life.

The talks are part of Griffin Hospital's Healthy U Education Series, which features Griffin Hospital medical experts and community partners providing trusted health information and answers to questions on a wide range of topics. Light refreshments will be served. 

To reserve your spot or for more information, call 203.732.1511 or visit the calendar at griffinhealth.org. Walk-ins welcomed. 

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For more information:
Christian Meagher
Communications Specialist
P: 203.732.7431
C: 203.520.1480
F: 203.732.7477

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