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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.
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The Power of Gratitude

What if you could experience remarkable physiological and psychological benefits in your life tomorrow?  You can do this by practicing gratitude. Here are some of the easiest ways to begin the practice.
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Warning Signs of Depression 

Feeling down once in a while is to be expected, but depression can occur when this feeling lasts longer than normal or starts to have a large impact on many areas of your life.  The difference between feeling sad and depression may be hard to differentiate, but here are a few warning signs to talk to your doctor about.
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How to Sneak More Fiber into Your Diet

Getting enough fiber is important for your health. For starters, it can prevent or reduce constipation which is good for colon health. It may also help with weight loss and maintenance. Fiber has been shown to lower cholesterol levels, as well as reduce your risk of diabetes and heart disease.
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Colon Cancer Risk Factors and Tips for Lowering Risk

Colon cancer, also known as colorectal cancer, is the third most common cancer in the United States. The American  Cancer Society estimates the lifetime risk of developing colorectal cancer is 1 in 23 for men and 1 in 26 for women.
Health Tips & Topics

How to Help Prevent High Blood Pressure

About 1 in 3 U.S. adults have high blood pressure or HBP. Blood pressure depends on how much blood your heart is pumping and how much resistance there is to blood flow in your arteries. If you have narrow arteries, your blood pressure will be higher.
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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  • Saturday: 11am-3pm
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