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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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Lower Your Risk of Pneumonia

Come the cooler months of year, many of us can expect to come down with colds. Flu season often coincides with the autumn and winter months, as well. While a virus will typically run its course in a few days, a bout of the flu or other viral infection can set the stage for a […]

5 Steps You Can Take Now to Lower Your Breast Cancer Risk

Thanks to improved screening and early detection, breast cancer death rates have declined nearly 40 percent between 1989 and 2015 (source: American Cancer Society). While these statistics are impressive, there are also strategies that women can take to lower their risk of developing breast cancer in the first place. “Only 5 to 10 percent of […]

Feet First: Strategies for Women’s Foot Care

The human foot is truly remarkable by design. With 26 bones, 33 joints and a complex network of muscles and tendons, feet are among the most intricate and relied-upon parts of the body. Not only do they keep you mobile, they support your body and act as shock absorbers. Foot care isn’t a topic that’s […]

Katz Health Tips, November 2017

1: Stay Active by Exercising at Home
During the time-strapped holiday season and cold winter months, it can be difficult to get to the gym. But, that doesn’t mean you need to neglect your fitness goals. There are many options to get quality exercise without leaving home. From stair stepping and dancing to trying the latest YouTube workout, home-based physical activity requires little planning and no driving. Get more tips for feeling your best during the holidays.

2: Get a Flu Shot
Even healthy people can get the flu and spread it to others. Protect yourself and those around you by getting an annual flu vaccine. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommends that everyone 6 months of age or older be vaccinated annually against influenza. It takes up to two weeks to build immunity after a flu shot, so the sooner you get vaccinated the more likely you can avoid getting sick. Learn more preventive tips for health and wellness.

3: Load Up on Vegetables This Thanksgiving
While turkey is the main event at your Thanksgiving table, add these palate-pleasing superfoods to your menu. Sweet potatoes, green beans, Brussels sprouts and squash are the traditional options. Expand your culinary flair and turn up the nutritional value by offering a few unexpected options like beets, kale, celery root or parsnips. Read more