Information about the Coronavirus

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Schedule your COVID-19 test at 203-437-6815.

Health Resource Center tour

Welcome to Griffin Hospital's Community Health Resource Center

The Community Health Resource Center (HRC) at Griffin Hospital is a traditional free lending library that provides an array of medical and health information. The HRC contains a collection of easy-to-read health and lifestyle related materials for patients and their families to become better informed and make more educated decisions about the various treatment options available to them.

Resource Center Hours
  • Monday - Friday: 9 a.m. - 3 p.m.
  • Other times by appointment
Online Resource Searches

Search the Library Catalog from Your Computer

Our online catalog is the modern day version of the "card catalog" and is a quick and easy way to search our online resource database to see what books, journals and magazines are available at the HRC. Books may be borrowed for 4 weeks; journals and magazines must be viewed on site. Click the button to search the online catalog.

Search Our Online Health Library

We have a resource here for you to answer almost all of your questions - whether you're wondering about a disease, a treatment, a subject, and more. DISCLAIMER: This Health Library is for educational purposes only and does not necessarily reflect the services provided by this practice/facility. Click the button to start searching. You can also click here to view the Polish database.

Ask a Consumer Health Librarian

Conditions & Treatments Digest
Health information for patients and consumers - covering different conditions, treatments, and specialties.

Treat the Fibroids AND Keep Your Uterus

One-third of American women experience some type of pelvic health disorder by the time they're age 60, and about 600,000 women every year have a hysterectomy - removing their uterus to relieve troubling symptoms. One of the most common reasons women have a hysterectomy is to relieve the pain of uterine fibroids, accounting for more than 177,000 hysterectomies a year.

What are uterine fibroids

Uterine fibroids are tumors, usually benign, that form in the smooth muscles of the uterus, and can cause pelvic pain, infertility, and heavy menstrual bleeding. If the fibroids are causing no symptoms, doctors may simply monitor their status and not recommend surgery unless problems develop.

For women experiencing pain, discomfort, or pressure, it is important to know that there are there are several less-invasive alternatives to having a hysterectomy.

Uterine artery embolization

Uterine artery embolization (UAE), also known as uterine fibroid embolization (UFE). This is a fairly simple, noninvasive procedure in which small particles are injected into the uterine arteries feeding the fibroids, cutting off their blood supply. Unlike a hysterectomy, this procedure preserves the uterus and helps women potentially avoid surgery. It's a tested and proven treatment with a long history of being used to help stop hemorrhaging after childbirth or surgery. Symptoms improve in 85% to 90% of patients, most of them significantly.

To discuss your fibroid treatment options or to schedule an appointment, call 860-289-3375.

If you're providing care for a loved one, we've put together a set of videos that can help you understand everything involved.
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