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Wednesday, December 2, 2020

Learn What Men (and Women) Need to Know About Men's Health

Loyola Medicine’s Men’s Health Center to host free, virtual seminar at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, December 8

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MAYWOOD, IL— Men have a lower life expectancy than women and spend 25% less money on health care. Men also go to the doctor less often and wait longer to seek treatment. Men’s doctor visits are often scheduled by their spouse or partners.

The men’s health experts at Loyola Medicine will host a free, virtual seminar on men’s health—including diet and exercise, and urinary and sexual health concerns—at 7 pm CT on Tuesday, December 8.

Christopher Gonzalez, MD, chair of the Loyola University Medical Center department of urology; Kevin T. McVary, MD, director of the Loyola Medicine Men’s Health Center; and urologist Ahmer Farooq, DO, will host the discussion. Molly Downey, RDN, LDN, will also discuss the importance of a healthy diet.

Registration is required: Spouses, partners and friends are welcome to attend as well.

“This seminar will touch on the most common symptoms and issues affecting men,” said Dr. Gonzalez. “Often, it is a man’s spouse or loved one who suggests that they have a health concern checked out by a doctor. It’s important not to ignore symptoms, as they could be signs of an underlying health issue.”

Among the conditions treated at the Men’s Health Center, the only academic medical center-affiliated men's program in the Chicago area, are:

  • Urological disorders
  • Sexual dysfunction
  • Prostate complaints
  • Kidney stones
  • Urination problems
  • Low testosterone levels
  • Sleep apnea

The Men's Health Center also provides colonoscopies, as well as diabetes and cholesterol screenings. A comprehensive in-person assessment might also detect more serious underlying conditions, such as cardiovascular disease and cancer. When indicated, the Men's Health Center will refer patients for additional, specialty care.

“The Men’s Health Center offers gender-specific quality care to men in a supportive environment, backed by the resources of an academic medical center,” said Dr. McVary.

This seminar is designed as an educational opportunity to learn about men’s health, including common concerns and conditions. This event does not presume to stand in place of personalized medical advice.

For more information about specific health issues, or to make a telehealth or in-person appointment, please visit or call 888-584-7888.

About Loyola Medicine and Trinity Health

Loyola Medicine, a member of Trinity Health, is a quaternary care system based in the western suburbs of Chicago that includes Loyola University Medical Center (LUMC), Gottlieb Memorial Hospital, MacNeal Hospital and convenient locations offering primary and specialty care services from 1,877 physicians throughout Cook, Will and DuPage counties. LUMC is a 547-licensed-bed hospital in Maywood that includes the William G. and Mary A. Ryan Center for Heart & Vascular Medicine, the Cardinal Bernardin Cancer Center, a Level 1 trauma center, Illinois's largest burn center, a certified comprehensive stroke center and a children’s hospital. Having delivered compassionate care for over 50 years, Loyola also trains the next generation of caregivers through its teaching affiliation with Loyola University Chicago’s Stritch School of Medicine and Marcella Niehoff School of Nursing. Gottlieb is a 247-licensed-bed community hospital in Melrose Park with 150 physician offices, an adult day care program, the Gottlieb Center for Fitness, the Loyola Center for Metabolic Surgery and Bariatric Care and the Loyola Cancer Care & Research at the Marjorie G. Weinberg Cancer Center at Melrose Park. MacNeal Hospital is a 374-bed teaching hospital in Berwyn with advanced inpatient and outpatient medical, surgical and psychiatric services, advanced diagnostics and treatments. MacNeal has a 12-bed acute rehabilitation unit, a 25-bed inpatient skilled nursing facility, and a 68-bed behavioral health program and community clinics. MacNeal has provided quality, patient-centered care to the near west suburbs since 1919.

Trinity Health is one of the largest multi-institutional Catholic healthcare systems in the nation, serving diverse communities that include more than 30 million people across 22 states. Trinity Health includes 94 hospitals, as well as 109 continuing care locations that include PACE programs, senior living facilities and home care and hospice services. Its continuing care programs provide nearly 2.5 million visits annually. Based in Livonia, Mich., and with annual operating revenues of $18.3 billion and assets of $26.2 billion, the organization returns $1.1 billion to its communities annually in the form of charity care and other community benefit programs. Trinity employs about 133,000 colleagues, including 7,800 employed physicians and clinicians. Committed to those who are poor and underserved in its communities, Trinity is known for its focus on the country's aging population. As a single, unified ministry, the organization is the innovator of Senior Emergency Departments, the largest not-for-profit provider of home health care services—ranked by number of visits—in the nation, as well as the nation’s leading provider of PACE (Program of All Inclusive Care for the Elderly) based on the number of available programs.