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The Way to Better Health is Smoke-Free

By Griffin Hospital on 4/28/2015
Since the 1964 Surgeon General’s report on tobacco, we’ve known smoking can cause lung cancer, and its link to heart disease was reported well before that. Now, a study in the New England Journal of Medicine tells us that smoking is connected to more heart and lung diseases than previously thought, AND it increases the chances for kidney disease, intestinal disease and infection.
David Katz MD
Griffin Hospital
New England Journal of Medicine
smoking cessation
smoking study
World Health Organization

Colon cancer screening – it’s not just for 50 year olds

By Griffin Hospital on 3/30/2015
Colorectal cancer has been in the spotlight since the turn of the millennia. Hospitals, physicians, not-for-profits, advocacy groups and even national news anchors have been encouraging people to get screened for this very preventable and treatable cancer.
colon cancer
colorectal cancer
Griffin Hospital
the center for digestive disorders

It’s more than just cold outside – it’s downright dangerous

By Janet Maurice on 1/8/2015
Winter’s chill will be hitting the Northeast with full force for the next few days, and the predicted sub-zero temperatures will make doing anything outdoors dangerous. The two biggest dangers freezing temperatures present are hypothermia and frost bite. While both of these conditions are extremely dangerous, protecting yourself from hypothermia and frostbite is not complicated.
cold weather safety
freezing temperatures
Griffin Hospital
stay warm

In Connecticut, Breast is Best

By Janet Maurice on 12/31/2014
Breastfed children have fewer and less serious illnesses than those who never receive breast milk, including reduced risk of Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS) and less childhood cancer and diabetes.
baby friendly
breast feeding
childbirth center
Griffin Hospital
Successful Breastfeeding
why breast is best

Having Health Insurance Is Just the Start to Good Health

By Janet Maurice on 12/9/2014
Primary care physicians are your medical point persons when it comes to finding a specialist. If you have concerns about different treatment suggestions from specialists, a primary care physician can answer your questions and help you decide which approach works best for you.
Access health CT
blood pressure checks
Dr. Arbia
Griffin Faculty Physicians
Griffin Health
Griffin Hospital
Health insurance

Enjoy, not Destroy, Yourself Over the Holidays!

By Janet Maurice on 11/17/2014
Holiday foods are not “rewards” or “treats” or a reason to fall off the mindful thinking that you use every day. We all have family and cultural traditions of holiday foods, and the meanings behind them; that often follow us into adulthood. The connection is to people, not food itself. Holiday time often intensifies many people’s mental and emotional struggle with life issues.
griffin bariatrics
Griffin Hospital
holiday dieting
holiday eating

Raising awareness about breast reconstruction

By Janet Maurice on 10/3/2014
A breast cancer diagnosis brings with it many questions. One of the most difficult choices is whether or not to have a mastectomy – a surgical procedure in which the entire breast tissue is removed to prevent the recurrence of cancer. In recently years, many women have been opting to have a mastectomy not just on the breast where cancer is detected, but also on the other breast where there is no sign of cancer. ns ...
breast cancer surgery
breast reconstruction
breast reconstruction options
breast surgery
breast surgery options
Griffin Hospital
the center for cancer care at Griffin Hospital

Are You Prepared?

By Janet Maurice on 9/24/2014
Sponsored by the Federal Emergency Management Association (FEMA) and The Department of Homeland Security, the need for a National Preparedness Month started after the September 11, 2001 attacks as the tragedies of that day highlighted the importance for U.S. citizens to make their own survival preparations in the event of a disaster.
be prepared
emergency management
Griffin Hospital
national preparedness month

It’s Back to School Time – How’s Your Health IQ?

By Janet Maurice on 8/29/2014
The Griffin Hospital “Mini-Med School” is a free course conducted over 10 consecutive weekly sessions by various Griffin Hospital physicians who serve as faculty. The program is specifically designed for the layperson with little or no medical background, aiming simply to demystify the study of medicine.
Griffin Hospital
mini med school

Perils of Fire Fighting: Too Much Heat and Too Little Light

By Janet Maurice on 7/16/2014
There is plenty of attention to what we think is the principal danger our fire fighters face: too much heat. It turns out that too little light is an even greater peril. We all share the same inner vulnerabilities, and the right response to them is awareness, and preventive maintenance. Republished with permission from David L. Katz, MD, MPH, FACPM, FACP,  Director & Founder Integrative Medicine Center at Griffin Hospital.
David Katz
Griffin Hospital
Integrative Medicine Center
Men's Health