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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.

Super Foods that May Help Prevent Cancer

Did you know that what and how much you eat can affect your risk of developing certain cancers?

According to the American Cancer Society, about 20 percent of all cancer diagnoses in the United States are linked to diet and excess weight, along with inactivity.


CRUCIFEROUS VEGGIES Cruciferous vegetables include broccoli, cauliflower, cabbage, Brussels sprouts, bok choy, and kale. Components in these vegetables may help your body defend against cancers such as colon, breast, lung, and cervix.


DARK GREEN LEAFY VEGETABLES Dark green leafy vegetables such as mustard greens, lettuce, kale, chicory, spinach, and chard are full of fiber, folate, and carotenoids. These nutrients help protect against cancer of the mouth, larynx, pancreas, lung, skin, and stomach.


SPICES Spices like cinnamon and curcumin (the main ingredient in the Indian spice turmeric) are potential cancer fighters. They can suppress the transformation, growth, and invasion of cancerous cells for a wide array of cancers.


VITAMIN D-RICH FOODS Low levels of Vitamin D have been linked to several cancers, including colon and breast. Vitamin D may help block the development of blood vessels that feed growing tumors and help stop cancerous and precancerous cells. Foods high in Vitamin D include mushrooms, and wild-caught fish such as tuna, sardines and salmon.


RED/OR ANGE / YELLOW COLORED FRUITS AND VEGGIES Beta-carotene is the powerful antioxidant that gives these veggies their bright colors. Studies have shown that people who eat a diet high in beta-carotene have a reduced risk of cancer; especially lung, colon, and stomach cancers. Eating vegetables that include beta-carotene, folate, vitamin C, and fiber—like sweet potatoes—can reduce the risk of breast cancer by about half.


Cancer Preventing Meals

These simple, delicious meals are packed with cancer fighting ingredients that will keep you healthy and prevent numerous cancers.





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