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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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  • 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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Debunking Medical Myths

Nearly every day, there are news stories about “breakthroughs,” “scientific findings” and “promising research.” There are also countless online medical resources, including many that publish unproven medical myths. With so much information out there of varying degrees of quality and accuracy, it can be very difficult to decipher the facts from fiction when it comes […]

The Importance of Gender-Specific Research

While there has been considerable publicity about the gender pay gap, it’s by no means the only inequality that women face on a widespread basis. We’ve learned that gender differences matter in all aspects of health and disease and we should not assume that study results for men are the same as for women. Historically, […]

Integrative Medicine: A Holistic Approach to Healthcare

What Are the Benefits of Integrative Medicine? Integrative medicine is about teaching healthier habits and treating the whole person and not just specific symptoms. The benefits are often far-reaching and long-lasting for patients. Integrative medicine can be an excellent tool for sustaining good health, as well as for treating chronic issues and painful or debilitating […]

Katz Health Tips, May 2017

1: Protect Yourself from Lyme Disease
Experts predict an increase in Lyme disease cases this year, and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention have already reported that New York has more cases than any other state. When enjoying the outdoors, it’s important to protect yourself from this tick-borne illness by using insect repellent, avoiding off-trail, wooded areas, wearing light-colored clothes so that you can spot ticks, and checking your clothing and body when you return from an area that may have ticks. These common-sense precautions in areas where ticks are prevalent can help you stay Lyme-free while still enjoying nature.

2: Combine Exercise with Mindfulness
Tai chi is an ancient Chinese, non-competitive martial art that has been shown to improve balance, fitness and flexibility while also reducing pain, helping to manage stress and anxiety and improving overall mood. Often referred to as “meditation in motion,” tai chi advocates gentle physical exercise as a way to achieve serenity and inner peace. Tai chi groups and classes can be found at local gyms, martial art studios, senior centers and through many park and recreation departments. Visit our Center for Wellness and Integrative Medicine to learn more. Speak with your doctor before starting any exercise program.

3: Enjoy the Many Benefits of Sweet Potatoes
Many consider sweet potatoes to be just for Thanksgiving meals. Yet, they offer a powerful nutritional punch that can be enjoyed all year long. Rich in vitamins B6, C and D, this high-potassium tuber can be enjoyed in soups, casseroles, stir-fry meals, or just baked. And because sweet potatoes’ natural sugars are released slowly in the blood stream, they don’t cause blood sugar spikes and can provide a balanced source of energy without fatigue and weight gain.