|Griffin Hospital's Health Initiative for Men (HiM) , was launched in 2011 to help inspire men to have an annual physical and raise awareness about men's health issues, such as prostate cancer and colorectal cancer. |
Let’s face it, men don’t always take care of themselves as well as they should. That includes seeing their doctor for an annual checkup, when many health problems can be identified through screening and treated before they become more serious or even life-threatening. Colon cancer, which is nearly 100% preventable through screening colonoscopy at the appropriate age, is one example of a preventive screening that can save lives and prevent unnecessary hardship and suffering.
Colorectal cancer is a silent killer, very often with no symptoms. Merely being 50 years or older puts every man and woman at average risk for developing colon cancer. It is recommended those at average risk, start having regular screening at age 50. Those at greater risk, with a family history of colon cancer, may need to begin regular screening at an earlier age.
Learn more at www.griffinhealth.org/HiM
|The Center for Bladder and Bowel Control was founded earlier this year at Griffin Hospital to provide a comprehensive range of diagnostic and treatment services to area patients suffering from some form of bladder or bowel incontinence (or both). |
The Center's clinicians, including dieticians, physical therapists, and physicians, work in concert to provide the appropriate level of care (pharmacological treatment, physical therapy, surgery) for each patient's need.
Care is coordinated by a Registered Nurse with a background in patient education who is available to answer questions, connect patients with resources, and make appropriate referrals to providers and services.
|Griffin Hospital's new community-wide health promotion initiative, the Health Initiative for Men (HiM). |
The HiM is a response to the higher than expected incidence and mortality due to prostate and colorectal cancer in the Lower Naugatuck Valley.
Griffin Hospital will provide the HiM with a framework, leadership, and oversight of various subcommittees that will be established to address specific men’s health issues, but is calling upon the community for its collective creativity, involvement, and passion to ensure the effort’s ongoing success and sustainability.
The first campaign of the HiM will be distributing free Father’s Day card inserts promoting health screenings throughout the Valley. All fathers who receive the card and register on the HiM website (www.griffinhealth.org/HiM) will be eligible to win an iPad2, with the drawing taking place on July 5.
Approximately 18,000 cards will be distributed via Valley schools alone, with more available through local businesses and organizations, and at Griffin Hospital and its outpatient locations.
|Located on the ground floor of the Hewitt Ambulatory Care Pavilion, Griffin's new Center for Breast Wellness will combine the hospital's team of highly trained physicians and staff with leading edge diagnostic tools in a comfortable, patient-centered Planetree healing environment. The breast imaging facility features two new digital mammography suites, a breast ultrasound suite, and a stereotactic biopsy table. Genetic testing and counseling will also be available.|
|Griffin Hospital's Campaign for Breast Wellness.|
|Griffin Bariatrics' comprehensive approach to weight loss, and continuum of services, including exercise programs, nutritional and psychological counseling, support groups, and the Griffin Imaging & Diagnostics Center in Shelton, which offers specific capabilities for bariatric patients, with truly open MRI, CT, x-ray, and ultrasound. |
Free informational weight loss surgery seminars:
- Monday, June 14, 6:00 pm, at Griffin Hospital, 130 Division Street, Derby
- Thursday, June 17, 6:00 pm, at the Trumbull Public Library, 33 Quality Street, Trumbull
- Monday, June 21, 5:30 pm, at the Holiday Inn New London, 269 North Frontage Road, New London
|Early detection is the key to treating colon cancer. |
Get your colonoscopy at Griffin Hospital . Early detection can save your life.