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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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    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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    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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Fall Prevention Strategies

Maintaining independence as long as possible is a goal for women as they age. Yet each year, millions suffer fall injuries – making it difficult for many to get around, manage daily activities or live on their own. For some, falls result in broken bones, head injuries and even death. Most are surprised to find […]

Causes of Back Pain in Women

Most women will suffer back pain at some point during their lives. In some cases, the source of the pain will be a condition that can affect both genders. However, there are also causes of back pain that are unique to females. For all women, it’s important to have an understanding of both gender-specific and […]

The Importance of Supporting Mothers Who Breastfeed

Breastfeeding is a personal choice for every new mother. For many women, the health advantages drive their decision to give their baby breast milk. From a variety of studies, researchers have discovered that the cells, hormones and antibodies in breastmilk offer babies significant protection from illness. This includes lower risks of: Asthma Childhood obesity Ear […]

Katz Health Tips, September 2016

1: Don’t Ignore Abdominal Bloating and Gas
One in every five women has irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), according to the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases. Characterized by symptoms such as cramping, abdominal pain, bloating, diarrhea and constipation, this common condition often can be managed with diet modification and medication. If you are experiencing symptoms of IBS, see your doctor to rule out other diseases and to determine the best treatment options for you.

2: Rake Those Leaves
There’s a lot to love about fall – the return of “sweater” weather, football games and warm apple cider. Although, you may not be as enthusiastic about the pile of leaves collecting on your front lawn and drive way. However, raking leaves provides a perfect fall workout that builds upper-body and core strength. Not to mention, it also makes your yard look great, too!

3: Grab an Apple
We’ve long been told that an apple a day keeps the doctor away. Yet, have you ever wondered what exactly are the health benefits of apples? This fall favorite fruit actually packs a tremendous nutritional punch, along with flavor and crunch. Research has shown nutrients in apples may offer some protection from a variety of conditions including cancer, diabetes, osteoporosis and asthma.