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Men's Health

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

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...

Prostate Cancer: What You Need To Know

Guy Talk: Erectile Dysfunction, Enlarged Prostate and Urination

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...

U.S. News Rankings

Hartford Hospital No. 1 in Metro Area in U.S. News Rankings

Hartford Hospital has been ranked No. 1 in the Hartford metro area for the ninth year in a row and among the best in Connecticut for 2019-20 by U.S. News & World Report. The annual U.S. News Best Hospitals rankings, now in its 30th year, recognize hospitals that excel in treating the most complex patients. (To find...

Dr. Arthur Tarantino

Dr. Tarantino Named To national Urological Association Board

Dr. Arthur Tarantino, a urologist with Hartford HealthCare’s Tallwood Urology & Kidney Institute at Hartford Hospital, was recently named to an eight-year term on the board of directors of the national American Urological Association. Founded in 1902, the AUA is the nation’s premiere professional urological organization, promoting the highest standards...

Zero Prostate

ZERO Prostate Run/Walk in Hartford Raises $110,000

More than 550 participants raised more than $110,000 for prostate research and education as part of the 2019 ZERO Prostate Cancer Run/Walk activities on June 30 in Hartford. The Hartford HealthCare Tallwood Urology & Kidney Institute partnered with ZERO Prostate on the event, which included a 5K run/walk, kids’ Superhero...

Men & Depression

Men, But Not Women, Experience These Signs of Depression

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...

Urinary Incontinence

After Prostate Removal: The Whys and Whats of Urinary Incontinence

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...