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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.
Health Tips & Topics

Heart Healthy Breakfast Recipes

Breakfast is the most important meal of the day. These recipes will kick-start your day, and keep your heart beating strong.

Almond Butter Amaranth Parfait
Serves 1

1/2 cup Greek yogurt
1 tablespoon almond butter (peanut butter
also works)
1/2 cup puffed amaranth
1/2 cup fresh fruit (blueberries or
strawberries work well)
1/2 tablespoon cacao nibs*

*Note additional topping ideas include shaved coconut, chopped nuts, and hemp seeds.

In a small bowl, combine Greek yogurt and almond butter.
Stir together thoroughly.
In a small mason jar or container, put a layer of yogurt mix, amaranth, yogurt mix and top with fresh fruit and cacao nibs.

Nutritional Info (Per Serving):
Calories - 371
Carbs - 37g
Fat - 19g
Protein - 15g
Fiber - 7g


Super Green Waffles
Serves 1

2 eggs
1 1/2 cup raw spinach
2 tablespoons almond milk or other
unsweetened milk
1 medium banana (or avocado if you are doing low carb)
1/2 cup gluten-free oats or almond flour
1 scoop protein powder
1/4 teaspoon vanilla
1/2 teaspoon cinnamon

1/2 cup unsweetened Greek yogurt
4 tablespoons crushed walnuts or pecans

Heat waffle iron or flat skillet if making pancakes.
In a food processor or blender, blend all batter ingredients until smooth and fully mixed (1-2 minutes).
Pour batter into the preheated waffle iron or skillet.
Close waffle iron and cook until waffle is slightly browned and cooked through (typically about 5 minutes). For pancakes, flip when edges are lightly browned and bubbles form in the middle.
Top with Greek yogurt and crushed walnuts or pecans.

Nutritional Info (Per Serving):
Calories - 443
Carbs - 32g
Fat - 22g
Protein - 29g
Fiber - 6g

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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