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March 2021 Health e-Connection

By Griffin Hospital on 3/5/2021

Take Your Health to Heart

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), heart disease is the leading cause of death for men, women, and people of most racial and ethnic groups in the United States. It is estimated that a person dies every 36 seconds in the U.S. from cardiovascular disease.

High blood pressure, high blood cholesterol, and smoking are key risk factors for heart disease, and several other medical conditions and lifestyle choices can also put people at a higher risk for heart disease, including: Diabetes; Obesity; Unhealthy Diet; Physical Inactivity, and Excessive Alcohol Use.

This newsletter includes information on heart-healthy eating, exercises that are good for your heart and information about anxiety and heart disease so that you can help prevent heart disease, improve your quality of life and help raise heart health awareness in the U.S.

Eat Smart for Your Heart

Knowing which foods to eat more of and which foods to limit is a powerful way to prevent heart disease and improve your overall health. Here are some easy ways to eat smart for your heart. Learn more.

Exercises to Keep Your Heart Healthy

Regular aerobic exercise is one of the best ways to keep your heart healthy. Here’s some of the most effective aerobic exercises you can add to your routine to help your body and your heart in good condition. Learn more.

Anxiety and Heart Disease

According to new studies, anxiety disorders significantly increase a person’s risk of developing heart disease and also raise the odds of suffering a fatal cardiac event. Learn more.

Griffin Faculty Physicians Cardiology

Griffin Faculty Physicians Cardiology program provides comprehensive medical assessment and diagnostic services for patients in a comfortable, caring environment. Dr. Kenneth Schwartz and specialize in treating many heart conditions, including: Abnormal heart rhythms (AFIB), Coronary artery disease and heart failure. Learn about heart failure.

Cardiology and Heart Health at Griffin

Griffin Health offers cardiac care, testing, and programs, and services to give you the healthiest heart possible and help keep you healthy throughout life. Learn more.

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.

Members Needed for Patient-Family Advisory Council

Griffin Health invites former patients, family members and other community members to join its Patient-Family Advisory Council (PFAC). The purpose of a PFAC is to provide a formal structure for collaborating with patients and families (as defined by the patient) in policy and program decision-making in health care settings to improve safety, quality and the patient experience. Learn more.

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