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Release: Nov. 6, 2000

UI Health Care specialist to lead online chat on male impotence

IOWA CITY, Iowa – Bernard Fallon, M.D., professor of urology, and director of the University of Iowa Health Care Sexual Dysfunction clinic will lead an hour-long, online question-and-answer discussion on male impotence with a nationwide audience from 6 to 7 p.m. (CST) on Wednesday, Nov. 8.

The online chat will be hosted by and can be accessed by entering through the home page under "Upcoming Events."

Male impotence is the inability to achieve and maintain erection sufficient to complete satisfactory intercourse. Fallon will discuss the many causes that lead to impotence and take questions from the audience on treatment and lifestyle changes that may help cure impotence.

After receiving his medical degree from University College of Dublin, Ireland, Fallon completed residencies in surgery and urology at Norfolk Regional Center in Norfolk, Va. He joined University of Iowa Health Care in 1975.

Fallon is a Fellow in the American College of Surgeons, a member of the Society for the Study of Impotence, and sits on the editorial board of the International Journal of Impotence Research. His clinical expertise is sexual dysfunction and kidney stones.

A calendar of other upcoming chats by UI Health Care professionals and dialogue from past chats can be accessed by logging on to and clicking on the logo at the bottom of the page.

UI Health Care’s partnership with is part of an increasing trend in health care toward enhancing consumer services through the Internet. According to recent statistics compiled by Cyber Dialogue, a New York firm that tracks Internet commerce, there are approximately 22 million World Wide Web users seeking health information over the Internet. Cyber Dialogue projects that number to increase to 33 million over the next year.

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