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  • It’s Movember: Erectile Dysfunction, Enlarged Prostate, Urination and More Men’s Health Issues

    November 02, 2019

    For more information, including a downloadable guide, about erectile dysfunction and urinary difficulties, click here. Happy Movember, when moustache meets November in a mashup that highlights men’s health issues for a month. How do you know it’s Movember? Look for a stache on guys who spend most of the year…

  • Low T: What it is and what you can do about it

    October 01, 2019

    It’s one of the many results of aging for men, affecting 2 to 4 million men, but when low testosterone begins to affect quality of life, it’s time to seek expert attention. In a free talk entitled “The What, Why and How of Low Testosterone,” Hartford HealthCare endocrinologist Dr. Helen…

  • Know Your Heart Meds: Here’s The Lineup

    August 22, 2019

    Heart disease varies from one person to another, as does the type of medication prescribed to take care of it. What doesn’t change is the need to understand what medicine you’re taking, follow the instructions and know what the potential side effects. “It can be confusing to keep medications straight,…

  • What Causes An Irregular Heartbeat?

    August 12, 2019

    The average human heart beats about 100,000 times a day, pumping almost 2,000 gallons of blood through the body. What makes it tick so precisely? An electrical system that creates impulses to control the heart rate (beats per minute) and heart rhythm (synchronizing the pumping action). When that system is…

  • Why Daytime Sleepiness, Snoring Could Be Warning Signs For Men

    July 08, 2019

    It’s no secret that men usually don’t go to the doctor unless they think there’s a serious problem. Daytime sleepiness or a partner’s complaints about snoring might not be at the top of their list of health concerns. But these can be signs of serious, even life-threatening conditions if left…

  • Men, But Not Women, Experience These Signs of Depression

    June 24, 2019

    Depression – never considered a one-size-fits-all disease – varies so dramatically between men and women that many men don’t even realize they have it. Then, if some symptoms do seem familiar – or, most likely, someone close to them points it out – many men tend to downplay the severity…

  • After Prostate Removal: The Whys and Whats of Urinary Incontinence

    June 18, 2019

    A radical prostatectomy that removes the prostate gland and surrounding tissue offers men with localized prostate cancer a clear pathway to neutralizing the disease. The 10-year survival rate, according to a study cited by the National Institutes of Health, is 75 percent. Urinary incontinence, or leaking urine, is a potential…

  • A Simple Way Most Men Can Avoid Being a ‘Heart Attack Waiting to Happen’

    June 10, 2019

    You’ve obviously heard the reference to a man as a “heart attack waiting to happen.” Well, there’s some truth in that gallows humor: Heart disease is the leading cause of death for men in the United States and worldwide. For the man who regularly consults with his doctor, however, heart…

  • How Men Can Take Charge of Their Health (It’s Easy)

    June 05, 2019

    Is it too much to ask a man to care for his health as he would his car? Most men are better at scheduling regular oil changes for their car than regular health checks. “Men are much less likely to go to the doctor if they have something wrong with…

  • Pregnancy Prevention and Family Planning: Gentlemen, That Includes You

    April 09, 2019

    Maybe it’s time for a courageous conversation about a vasectomy. But, first, some family planning background from Dr. Jared Bieniek,  medical director of the Hartford HealthCare Tallwood Men’s Health.  Q: When we talk about family planning, what exactly are we talking about? A: Well, family planning is actually not about having children…


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