Men's Health

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  • 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…

  • 5 Signs of Low Testosterone, 5 Ways to Boost Your ‘T’ Naturally

    April 08, 2019

    Testosterone is the hormone that puts the man in manly. Produced by the testicles, it’s responsible for the transition from boy to man: facial hair, deep voice, sexual development, muscular build and just about every other adult male characteristic. As if every guy didn’t know that. But what, exactly, is…

  • Men: ED Treatment Sound Too Good To Be True? It Probably is.

    March 17, 2019

    If you were among the 50 percent of adult males between the ages of 40 and 70 with erectile dysfunction, would you pay thousands of dollars for shock-wave treatment, which has uncertainties about long-term effectiveness and safety? Would you be concerned that it is not FDA-approved? You should be. More…

  • HealthCare Matters: Join the CT Mirror Conversation

    March 06, 2019

    Early in the morning, while most of us are grabbing a cup of coffee before work, a nurse is on the road. She helped get her own family ready for the day, and she is on her way to take care of your family. One of our billing specialists is…

  • A March Madness Shocker: It’s the Tallwood Vasectomy Clinic!

    February 20, 2019

    While you’re laid up on the couch recovering from your vasectomy, you may as well have something fun to watch, right? That seems to be the thought behind a craze dubbed “Vas Madness” in which doctors and healthcare systems see an increase in the number of vasectomy procedures performed each…

  • Tallwood Men’s Health: A New Job Provides a Man with a New Lease on Life

    February 19, 2019

    Doug Joslyn was like most men: he didn’t go to the doctor unless absolutely necessary. Two years ago, with a new job on offer, he was required to get a physical – and it proved to be life-changing. “The way the nurse looked at me, I knew I had cancer,”…

  • Why Fitness is Still A Health ‘Bargain,’ Despite Study Linking Extreme Exercise, Heart Disease

    February 18, 2019

    In the category of “too much of a good thing can be bad,” the results of a large-scale study published recently in the Journal of the American Medical Association Cardiology indicate that too much exercise might strain or harm the heart of some athletes. Yet Dr. Paul Thompson, director of…

  • New Treatment for Men Diagnosed with Enlarged Prostate

    February 13, 2019

    Benign Prostate Hyperplasia (BPH) is known more commonly as an enlarged prostate – and there’s a new treatment option for men who have been given this diagnosis. Hartford HealthCare Tallwood Urology & Kidney Institute urologist Dr. Abram D’Amato has details. Q: What is an enlarged prostate? A: An enlarged prostate is…

  • New ‘Sling’ Targets Stress Urinary Incontinence After Prostate Surgery

    January 28, 2019

    There’s advanced and there’s beyond advanced, and Dr. Richard Kershen entered the latter realm when he became one of the first urologists in the United States to implant a newly available urethral sling system in men struggling with stress urinary incontinence (SUI) as a result of previous prostatectomy. In light…

  • Weight Loss Surgery: What Happens if I Regain Weight?

    January 22, 2019

    When patients see me for medical weight loss, most have considered surgical weight loss at some point in their lifetime. One of their  greatest fears is gaining weight after surgery. Why? Because every one of these patients knows somebody who regained all the weight lost after bariatric surgery. It’s not…


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