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Bladder Cancer Found On Routine Test. He Chooses Radical Surgery.

Feeling “great” and not eager to carve out time for his annual physical in 2017, Paul Mikkelson almost didn’t make an appointment. Luckily, he did. The urine sample he gave as part of the routine testing revealed traces of blood. A second sample taken at a later appointment with his...


How Men Can Take Charge of Their Health in 2019 (It’s Easy)

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...


Feeling Like Her Old Self After Removal Of Cancerous Bladder

There’s little worse than feeling ill and getting no answers or having scant options for improvement. “I was being treated, but the symptoms were getting worse,” recalled Jane Feldman, a 62-year-old retiree from Avon about early care for her bladder cancer. “There was increasing amounts of blood in my urine...

Men's Health: Walk to Wellness

January Walk to Wellness at Westfarms

Monday, Jan. 8 8:30 am to 9:30 am Westfarms mall Men’s Health 101 Men and those who love them started the new year right at Men’s Health 101 as part of the Walk to Wellness program at Westfarms mall. Dr. Jared Bieniek, medical director of Hartford HealthCare Tallwood Men’s Health discussed...

Male Urinary Incontinence

Urinary Incontinence After Prostate Surgery: What to Expect

Download this free informational resource as your guide to men’s health issues. 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...


How Prostate Surgery ‘Turned the Clock Back 30 Years’

Joseph Merenda’s entire life was planned around the bathroom — when he could go, where the bathroom was located, if he could extract himself from social and work-related situations easily enough to go, how long he’d be trapped in there trying to finish.   “I’m a Messianic rabbi and I...


Clinical Trial: Lawyer’s Prostate Cancer Now Undetectable

When Gordon Cleland found out he had advanced prostate cancer in January 2017, he said he would do whatever it took to beat the disease. An avid runner and swimmer, the 68-year-old attorney said he was prepared physically to take on the rigors of surgery and treatment. “Truth be told,...