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Treatment Spotlight

02 February

Prostate Cancer Survivor on High Intensity Focused Ultrasound (HIFU) Treatment

Shelly Gordon: Tell us a little bit about when you were diagnosed with Prostate Cancer.

Patient (Thomas Newall): I learned I had Prostate Cancer December 2016. That event changed my life. I was on a trip to Washington D.C. and I noticed I had some blood in my urine. And I always felt like I had the need to go. So I called my Primary back here in Boston and gave him my symptoms and everything and he advised me to go to the emergency room right away down in the D.C. area but I had to wait until I got back to Boston. Which I did, I went to the emergency room right away. They did some tests, gave me some medication and told me to have a follow up with a Urologist. Which I did two days later with the Urologist I have, Dr. Gluck. He wanted to do a biopsy on me right away because he saw the symptoms I was going through.

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27 September

Tests and Procedures Women Should Have Before Reaching Their 60s

Prevention is an integral part of a person’s healthcare. For adult women nearing 60 years of age, it’s all the more important to know the current status of their health. If you aim to enjoy your life even at that age, you have to be aware of your overall health.

There are a couple of variables that significantly impact your overall health: genetics and your lifestyle. Both influence every symptom that your body may feel and health condition you may have, and aging is a factor that compounds them. Although you can’t prevent aging and alter your genetics, you can change your lifestyle. It takes having the initiative and the right mindset to do that before reaching 60, a tender age for a woman.

Regardless of how great you feel, you have to get yourself checked to know how healthy you really are. Taking action means being proactive and setting appointments for screenings, check-ups, treatments, and therapies. Learn about the tests and procedures women should have before reaching 60 in this article.

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02 March

A Resource for Health & STD Home Testing

Our friends at testing.com have shared this excellent resource with us for all of your home testing needs. For anything you might be experiencing, testing.com has a myriad of home tests that are convenient and comprehensive.

We know STD testing can be a sensitive topic, here you can find several tests for your needs.

With Covid-19, we know it might be easier for you to test at home and that’s why we’re happy to share this resource with you.

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02 March

When Is Low-intensity Shockwave Therapy a Good Option for Erectile Dysfunction?

This article from the Cleveland Clinic highlights the safety and efficacy of Low Intensity Shock Wave Treatment for Erectile Dysfunction.  I am gratified to see more large institutions embrace this valuable technology.

At Dr. Gluck’s Wellness Center, we offer several treatments and therapies for erectile dysfunction. If you would like to improve or discuss your sexual wellness, please schedule a consultation with us today.

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03 June

Sexual Health and Wellness for Women and for Men: There is no expiration date on a healthy sex life

I once received an anonymous letter at my office which changed my practice.  As a urologist for 30 years, I have spent much of my career devoted to helping men with erectile dysfunction.  It was after helping a man that I received the “anonymous” letter.  Like a frightening ransom note, the letters were cut and pasted from magazines.  The author was pleading with me to stop helping because, as a wife with her own difficulties, she was unable to participate in sex. She went on to question: what could I possibly offer to help her?

 

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10 May

FAQs for *Votiva* – A Non-Invasive Tissue Remodeling System for Women

FAQs for Votiva by InMode

Q: Why is my vagina dry and painful during intercourse?

A: The main reason for vaginal dryness lies in a lack or reduction in estrogen. Estrogen is the hormone which stimulates vaginal tissues to thicken, and to secrete fluids to moisten the lining of the vagina. In menopause, estrogen levels drop dramatically, and the vagina loses elasticity, thickness, sensation, and moisture.

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24 December

Regret Over Treatment of Prostate Cancer: A Patient’s Story

I routinely see patients who regret having been treated for their prostate cancer with either surgery or radiation.  Almost none of these patients had known or been told about HIFU, High Intensity Focused Ultrasound, as an effective and non-invasive option for treating their prostate cancer.  While some studies have suggested that surgery is no better than Active Surveillance (watchful waiting), newer data from large, randomized controlled studies clearly shows that treatment is better than observation.  Nearly two thirds of men on Active Surveillance will require intervention in their lifetime due to the progression of their prostate cancer.

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19 November

Votiva: Benefits of Pelvic Health and Feminine Care

Women’s health is a very important priority in my practice. As a urologist, half of my patients are women. Female health is so important in urology that it is an integral part of our residency training. Pelvic health, until recently, has not been a priority for most doctors. Fortunately, there are now available many new treatments including Votiva, a radio frequency energy which gently induces tissues to undergo a healthy transformation.
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