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Information about the Coronavirus

Griffin Health is committed to the care and safety of our patients. Please call your doctor or provider before your visit. General COVID-19 information is available here. Questions about vaccination, testing, and assistance with VAMS call 203-204-1053. If you are currently eligible for a vaccination (CT State eligibility info) and have not already made an appointment, please call 203-433-3394 to speak to an appointment scheduling specialist.

February 2021 Health e-Connection

By Griffin Hospital on 2/8/2021

Make a Healthy Plan for Success in 2021

Don’t just wish for better health in 2021, plan for it. We’ve put together a Healthy Plan Checklist to help you get focused on how you will achieve your health goals this year. View the Checklist.

Programs to Help You Lose Weight and Gain Health

Being overweight can be a debilitating chronic condition if it's not managed correctly or consistently. Griffin Health offers several programs aimed at helping those with weight issues and several more focused on prevention and wellness. Learn more.

Griffin Bariatrics Offers Life-Changing Success

Griffin Bariatrics helps individuals achieve and maintain dramatic, life-changing weight loss and live healthier lives. Griffin offers several weight loss surgery options performed by board-certified surgeon Dr. Abe Fridman. Click here to access a recent radio interview featuring Dr. Fridman. With a focus on patients’ needs both before and after surgery, Griffin Bariatrics has many satisfied patients who are proud to share their success stories. Sign up for free virtual seminar.

BMI and Your Health

Dr. Vallari Kothari, of Griffin Faculty Physician Endocrinology, explains Body Mass Index is a good indicator of your risk for diseases. Read more.

Simple Exercises to Improve Your Fitness

The Griffin Health Center for Healthy Living wants to help you get started on the path to improved fitness with a series of basic exercises and yoga techniques to improve your strength, posture and balance. Led by Griffin occupational and physical therapists, these short videos teach standing and seated exercise techniques for all fitness levels that you can do at home or office. Check out the videos.

Food Facts & Recipes for the New Year

Get off to a good start in 2021 with these quick and easy healthy recipes. Check out the recipes.

Start a New, Fulfilling Career in Healthcare in 2021

The Griffin Hospital School of Allied Health Careers, at 300 Seymour Avenue, Suite 206 in Derby, is accepting applications for the spring semester of its Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA) and Certified Clinical Medical Assistant programs. The accelerated CNA course offers students an affordable and condensed schedule. There will be an evening semester starting March 15 with classes Monday through Thursday from 5-9 p.m. The Certified Clinical Medical Assistant training program will start in starting in April. Read more.

Griffin, TEAM Inc. Partner to Encourage COVID-19 Vaccinations in Vulnerable Populations

According to the CDC, African Americans are 40% more likely to become infected, 3.7 times more likely to be hospitalized, and 2.8 times more likely to die as a result of COVID-19. Because of this disparity, Griffin Health is committed to making outbound calls, setting up vaccination clinics that are easily accessible to vulnerable populations, and producing in collaboration with TEAM, Inc. videos featuring African American leaders that address hesitancy. Watch Pastor Edward Barnes’ video

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