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Urinary Incontinence

Quality-of-Life Options After Prostate Cancer Treatment

By Dr. Ryan P. Dorin Urologic Oncology Hartford Healthcare Medical Group Prostate cancer is the most common non-skin cancer diagnosed in American men today. It is estimated that 1 in 6 men will be diagnosed with prostate cancer in their lifetime. Fortunately, prostate cancer is also characterized by a long period...


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...

New Urology Practice in Thomaston

New Urology Practice Opens in Thomaston

Dr. Stephen C. Yu, a urologist with Hartford HealthCare’s Tallwood Urology & Kidney Institute, is now accepting patients at a new Charlotte Hungerford Hospital Specialty Care practice at 76 Watertown Road in Thomaston. Dr. Yu’s interests and expertise include Benign Prostatic Hypertrophy, Botox, Erectile Dysfunction, Incontinence, Interstim Continence Control System,...


Tallwood Men’s Health: Surgical and Medical Weight Loss for Men

Did you know that, in 1985, no state had an adult (male and female) obesity rate higher than 15 percent? Now, every state is at 20 percent or more. Even though Connecticut has the nation’s 10th-lowest obesity rate, about 27 percent of men in the state are obese. This trend...

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...

PSA test

How to Stop Prostate Cancer? It Starts With a PSA Test

Dr. Ryan Dorin, a urologist at the Hartford HealthCare Tallwood Urology & Kidney Institute, says the PSA test remains the best way to detect prostate cancer at its earliest stages and give the patient the best chance at successful treatment. Here’s a quick Q&A: Q: There has been a fair...