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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.

COVID-19 Temporary Hours

Due to COVID-19 restrictions, the Resource Center is temporarily closed to visitors.

We apologize for any inconvenience - we will update our hours when precaution policies have changed.

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.


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Health information for patients and consumers - covering different conditions, treatments, and specialties.
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Easy Recipes to Help Prevent Diabetes

Here are some healthy recipes that are full of healthy fiber from vegetables, healthy fat and protein. All of these nutrients from whole food sources will help prevent diabetes by keeping blood sugar stable for a long period of time:

CHICKEN & WILD RICE SOUP

The fresh herbs in this recipe are also known to help reduce blood sugar and keep it balanced. Try including new herbs and spices to mix up the recipe each time!
Serves 1

INGREDIENTS

  • 2 cups chicken broth
  • 1 cup mixed vegetables
  • 6 oz shredded chicken
  • 3/4 cup wild rice
  • 1 tsp thyme
  • 1 tsp rosemary
  • 1/4 sage

INSTRUCTIONS

  • Heat all ingredients together in a large pot until simmering.
  • Serve warm.

 

FRESH VEGGIE OMELET

Serves 1

INGREDIENTS

  • 4 eggs
  • 1/2 cup chopped onion
  • 1 cup cherry tomatoes
  • 1 1/2 cups baby kale or other greens
  • 1 tbsp coconut oil or grass-fed butter
  • Salt & pepper to taste

INSTRUCTIONS

  1. Crack the eggs into a mixing bowl and beat them until the yolks are well integrated. Add salt and pepper to desired taste.
  2. Heat skillet over medium-low heat. Add the coconut oil or grass fed butter and let it melt. When the butter in the pan is hot enough to make a drop of water hiss, pour in the eggs. Don't stir!
  3. Let the eggs cook for up to a minute or until the bottom starts to set. Using a spatula, gently push one edge of the egg into the center of the pan, while tilting the pan to allow the still liquid egg to flow in underneath. Repeat with the other edges, until there's no liquid left.
  4. Flip the entire egg pancake over, using your spatula to ease it over if necessary. Cook for another few seconds, or until there is no uncooked egg left.
  5. Spoon your onions, and kale across the center of the egg in straight line.
  6. With your spatula, lift one edge of the egg and fold it across and over, so that the edges line up. Cook for another minute or so.
  7. Gently transfer the finished omelet to a plate. Garnish with chopped tomatoes and herbs.
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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  • Wednesday, Thursday: 9am-8pm
  • Saturday: 11am-3pm
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Derby, CT 06418-1326

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