‘Movember Mondays’ focus on men’s health

Yale New Haven Health System Urology Services, including those at Greenwich, Bridgeport and Yale-New Haven hospitals, will observe “Movember Mondays” in November by offering a series of free health awareness lectures in Fairfield, New Haven and Middlesex counties.

The Movember campaign raises awareness of men’s health issues such as erectile dysfunction (ED), low testosterone (Low-T) prostate cancer and overall fitness. Men can show their support for the campaign by growing a mustache.

All lectures begin at 6 p.m.

In Fairfield County

Nov. 16 – “Men’s Wellness,” Greenwich Hospital Hyde Conference Room, 5 Perryridge Road, Greenwich. James Rosoff, MD, Franklin Loria, MD, and Richard Becker, Cardiac Rehabilitation specialist, will speak  about infertility, low-T and sexual dysfunction as well as cardiac health and a fitness plan for health maintenance. Register at 888-305-9253 or online at ynhhs.org/events  and click the date.

Nov. 30 – “Below the belt: Keeping it healthy,” Bridgeport Hospital/Northeast Medical Group Fairfield County Medical Center, 112 Quarry Road, Trumbull. Matthew Wosnitzer, MD, will cover topics such as low testosterone and erectile dysfunction in younger men, infertility, testicular abnormalities and how behaviors impact overall health. Register at 888-357-2396 or online at www.ynhhs.org/events and click the date.

In the New Haven area

Nov. 9 – “Erectile dysfunction: What to do when the pills don’t work!” Yale-New Haven Hospital Old Saybrook Medical Center, 633 Middlesex Turnpike, Old Saybrook. Stanton Honig, MD, will speak about treatment alternatives for erectile dysfunction.

Nov. 16 – “Advances in prostate cancer diagnosis and care,” Hamden Professional Building, 2560 Dixwell Avenue, Hamden. Thomas Martin, MD,  will comment on sophisticated digital imaging and other advanced technology to help diagnose prostate problems and create effective treatment plans.

Nov. 23 – “Dispelling myths: Your prostate and your health,” Yale-New Haven Hospital Park Street Auditorium, 55 Park Street, New Haven. Charles Walker, MD, will discuss frequency, urgency and weak stream as potential signs of prostate cancer or BPH (benign prostatic hyperplasia).   

Register at 888-700-6543 or online at www.ynhhs.org/events and click the date for any of these New Haven area lectures.

The Movember campaign started in 2003 in Australia, where the slang word for “mustache” is “mo.” Today, more than a dozen countries participate including the United States, Brazil, Canada, Czech Republic, Denmark, El Salvador, Israel, New Zealand, South Africa, Spain, Sweden, Taiwan and United Kingdom.

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