Tallwood Urology & Kidney Institute

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A Living Kidney Donation Bonds Firefighters For Life

Kevin Theriault has been a firefighter in Willimantic for 22 years. Responding to emergencies is his life’s work. But nothing prepared him for the emergency he faced on September 10, 2016. “(The doctors) didn’t know if I was gonna make it,” said the 49-year-old Theriault His kidneys were failing. Doctors at Windham...

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Urolift: New Relief From Enlarged Prostate

The best thing about benign prostatic hypertrophy, an enlarged prostate, is that it’s unrelated to cancer. That’s a relief. Now comes the daily nuisance created when an enlarged prostate blocks the urethra – abnormal urination that can overwhelm your day (or night). When medication doesn’t work, doctors can choose from...


Attention All Men: Movember Is Here!

November is “Movember,” which means all this month is dedicated to raising awareness around men’s health. What should men be looking out for when it comes to their health? Dr. Jared Bieniek is a urologist who also specializes in male fertility and sexual dysfunction at the Hartford HealthCare Tallwood Urology...


Tracking The Cause(s) Of Erectile Dysfunction

As long as we’re determined to keep ourselves healthy, no topic is off-limits — including erectile dysfunction (ED). Just ask urologist Dr. Jared Bieniek and iHeartMedia/Connecticut Community Affairs Director Renee Dinino, who tackled this sensitive subject on a recent podcast. “You are not alone. It’s very, very common,” is how Dr. Bieniek...


Selena Gomez’s Transplant: ‘It’s What I Needed To Do’

Singer Selena Gomez was mysteriously absent from the summer music scene. Now we know why. “I’m very aware that some of my fans had noticed I was laying low for part of the summer and questioning why I wasn’t promoting my new music.” the pop musician posted September 14th on...


Urinary Incontinence? Here’s How Physical Therapy Can Help

Urinary incontinence affects 25 million people in the United States, including 1 out of 3 women. Urinary incontinence is described as the involuntary loss of urine and can range from mild leaking to uncontrollable wetting. There are three types of urinary incontinence: Stress Incontinence: Leakage with coughing, sneezing and physical...


Why Prostate Screening At Age 40? (It Saved His Life)

When retired deputy Hartford police chief Neville Brooks was diagnosed with prostate cancer at age 49, it wasn’t exactly a surprise. His father and three of his uncles died as a result of the disease. Brooks’ genetic history and African-American ethnicity put him in a much higher risk category for...