Cook Medical Reinforces Commitment to Patient and Physician Education on Peyronie's with Updates to MensHealthPD.com
November 30, 2010
Bloomington, Ind., November 30, 2010 –MensHealthPD.com, an informational microsite devoted to Peyronie's disease, also known as penile curvature, has now been updated with a new look and additional content. Cook Medical originally launched the microsite in 2008 and the popularity of MensHealthPD.com has grown steadily. The site now receives more than 1,000 visitors per month and has helped nearly 30,000 people obtain information on Peyronie's disease.
MensHealthPD.com's new look and feel make it more user-friendly and easier for visitors to navigate. The resources available include Q&A videos featuring Peyronie's disease specialists, an anonymous discussion forum and links to the most current research on treatments. Additionally, the site features a comprehensive list of suggested reading about Peyronie's disease, compiled by the site's team of physician experts. Patients and physicians are directed to the most up-to-date information on surgical and non-surgical treatment options and have access to links to accredited sites providing further information about Peyronie's disease, erectile dysfunction and sexual health.
“Our goal is to increase awareness of Peyronie's Disease among patients and physicians, as we believe this will ensure the provision of suitable care to the people who need it. There may be many men with Peyronie's Disease who do not know they have it. It is important they do not suffer in silence, because there are treatment options available to them,” said Jean-Marc Creissel, global business unit leader for Cook Medical's urology division.“We are dedicated to providing the most up-to-date content and most useful resources to all the patients and physicians visiting MensHealthPD.com to help drive a faster diagnosis and treatment for today's patients suffering from the condition.”
About Peyronie's Disease
The disease is linked to erectile dysfunction in 20 to 40 percent of the sufferers and is characterised by the formation of a plaque or hardened scar tissue beneath the skin of a man's penis. The scarring is non-cancerous and may lead to a painful erection and curvature of the penis during erection.
Menshealthpd.com is owned and maintained by Cook Medical. Cook is committed to fostering an ongoing discussion around clinically proven information to promote the continued improvement of patient care and advancement of treatments.
About Cook Medical
Founded in 1963, Cook Medical pioneered many of the medical devices now commonly used to perform minimally invasive medical procedures throughout the body. Today, the company integrates medical devices, drugs and biologic grafts to enhance patient safety and improve clinical outcomes. Since its inception, Cook has operated as a family-held private corporation. For more information, visit www.cookmedical.com. Follow Cook Medical on Twitter @cookmedicalpr and @Cookuro.
Menshealthpd.com is not a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis or treatment. It is intended for informational purposes only.