Men's Health

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  • Straight Talk from a Urologist About Enlarged Prostate, Men’s Health

    August 21, 2019

    The statistics say it all: Men are 1.4 times as likely as women to die from almost every chronic medical condition and on average live five years less than women. Find out more about men’s health from Dr. John Griffith, a urologist at Hartford HealthCare Tallwood Men’s Health. Q. Let’s first…

  • Guy Talk: Erectile Dysfunction, Enlarged Prostate and Urination

    August 15, 2019

    If you’re suffering from erectile dysfunction, it could be a sign of other health concerns. “Young men often avoid doctors because they feel invincible,” says Tallwood Men’s Health urologist Dr. John Griffith. “It’s a habit that grows stronger with age, and as older men start to face health challenges that…

  • 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…

  • 10 Signs of Mental Health Issues in Men

    August 08, 2019

    We know – and joke about – how, generally, men don’t particularly like seeing doctors for physical ailments, but getting them to see a professional for behavioral health issues is nearly impossible. Dr. Alexander Miano, physician psychiatrist at the outpatient behavioral health clinic at Backus Hospital in Norwich, has been at…

  • 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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