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As a hub for community wellness and a convenient resource for health-related information, North Shore-LIJ offers a variety of comprehensive health education programs. We are committed to improving the health of everyone in our neighborhoods by offering a range of programs and events to help everyone in our communities live their healthiest lives.

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Do you have a women's health question that you'd like to ask a clinical expert? Please submit your question here and responses to selected questions will be posted on our site under Expert Insight. Visit the site regularly to see the latest health tips and answers to questions from you and all of our visitors.

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    Nutrition Counseling Services

    The nutrition services offered by the Katz Institute of Women’s Health is part of an integrated approach to improving the health and wellness of women across their life span. We offer individualized (one-on-one) and group nutrition counseling services to support women in achieving optimal health and wellness.

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    Support medical research, awareness, education and community programs to help women live longer heart-healthy lives.

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    Heart Healthy Living Program

    The Katz Institute for Women’s Health is now offering the Heart Healthy Living Program. Participate in this 8-week interactive program and gain the knowledge and support to live a heart-healthy lifestyle.

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Pregnant or Planning to Be? What You Need to Know about Zika Virus

What Is Zika? Zika is a virus that spreads through the bite of an infected Aedes Aegypti species mosquito. Individuals can also contract Zika through sex with a person infected with Zika, and it can cause birth defects in babies born to mothers who have been infected by the virus. In countries impacted by the […]

Making the Conscious Decision to Age Well

Many people believe that living to a ripe old age is a result of genetics and good luck. Yet, exercise, diet and attitude may be just as or more important for women when it comes to growing old gracefully. While you only have to look in the mirror to see that aging inevitably affects almost […]

What You Need to Know about Breast Cancer Screening Guidelines

If you’re not clear about when you should get your first mammogram, how often you should have them, and when you can stop having them, you’re by no means alone. There has been plenty of recent media coverage about breast cancer screening guidelines from health organizations with conflicting recommendations. Last year, the American Cancer Society […]

Katz Health Tips, June 2016

1: A Safe Tan Is No Tan
Are you tempted to forego the sunscreen to get that sun-kissed glow of summer? It’s important to remember that “working on your tan” not only causes skin damage and premature aging, it dramatically increases your risk of skin cancer. Consider sunless tanning products, also called self-tanners, that can give your skin a tanned look without exposing it to dangerous ultraviolet (UV) rays. Sunless tanning products are available in lotions, creams and sprays. You will want to avoid applying sunless tanning products to the lips and the eye area, and avoid inhaling or breathing in spray tan products during a spray application. Also, keep in mind that most sunless tanning products do not protect your skin from UV rays, so if you spend time outdoors, sunscreen remains essential.

2: Enjoy Summer Fruit
It’s the peak season for fruit like berries, peaches, nectarines, watermelon and more. There are many delicious choices at your local farmer’s market or grocery store. While summer fruits are perfect for dessert, they can also be added to salads, salsas and even main dishes! Fresh fruit is a great way to add sweet flavor naturally to your meals while also adding a boost of vitamins, antioxidants and fiber to your diet. Here are more healthy eating tips.

3: Don’t Overdo It While on Vacation
A summer vacation is the perfect time to unwind, rejuvenate and celebrate. Yet, it can also be the time when your normally balanced diet goes awry. It’s understandable to splurge a little on vacation meals, but it can quickly add up to an abundance of calories and fat. The key is moderation. Sample a variety of foods, but don’t feast on them. And, make sure you find plenty of time for walking and other physical activities to help you offset any extra calories consumed. Take a bicycle ride after dinner, enjoy that hotel pool or enjoy a full day of exploring your vacation destination on foot.