New prostate cancer treatment has complications

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A faster and less expensive form of prostate cancer treatment may have a high price in the form of urinary complications, according to a new study by Yale School of Medicine researchers. The  standard external beam radiation therapy for prostate cancer is called intensity modulated radiation therapy. The new treatment in question is called stereotactic […] [Read More]

Griffin sponsors health tests at car show

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Griffin Hospital will provide free prostate-specific antigen (PSA) tests and A1C diabetes tests at the Oxford Center Fire House Car Show on Saturday, July 27. Sponsored by the Health Initiative for Men (HiM), and Griffin’s Community Outreach Program, the tests will be conducted on the hospital’s Mobile Health Resource Van along with free blood pressure […] [Read More]

Happy Great American Smokeout day!

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Today is the Great American Smokeout, the American Cancer Society-sponsored event that encourages all smokers to kick their habit and aim for better health. You can read a story linked to the smokeout (about a possible anti-smoking vaccine in the works) in today’s Connecticut Post (or by clicking here). Also, here are a few no-so-fun […] [Read More]