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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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    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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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 […]

Preventive Women’s Health Steps through the Decades

During National Women’s Health Week, we’re focusing on how women can take charge of their health. As women, we are the primary caregivers for our families, and it’s important that we make our health and wellness a priority so that we can continue to take care of others. When we’re young, it’s easy to take […]

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, May 2016

1: The Benefits of Good Oral Hygiene
Regular flossing, brushing and dental checkups don’t just improve the look of your smile. Research shows that maintaining good oral health can protect overall health in a number of ways. By avoiding the chronic inflammation of gum disease, you may help reduce your chance of developing cardiovascular problems, including heart disease and stroke. Because research has also found a link between gum disease and preterm, low-birth weight infants, visiting the dentist is also an important part of prenatal care. Read how to: Reclaim Your Dental Health.

2: Enjoy the Health Benefits of Beans
Beans are not only surprisingly rich in nutrients, they’re also extremely versatile. Containing about the same number of calories as grains, beans have two to four times more protein and lots of fiber. Use them in soups and salads. Blend them to create hummus. Or, substitute beans for meat in main dishes. Have questions related to nutrition? Find out more about the KIWH Nutrition Services Specialty Program.

3: Use Meditation to Reduce Stress
Balancing work, family and other obligations can sometimes be a recipe for stress. Taking a few minutes each day to meditate can help reduce tension and restore inner peace. Practiced for thousands of years, meditation offers both emotional and physical health benefits. The positive, stress reduction of this ancient practice can help keep you more calm throughout your day and may even help lessen symptoms of some medical conditions.