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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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    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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    You can save the life of a woman today

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

    Take action today to create healthier lives
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    Create Your Weight™ program

    The Katz Institute for Women’s Health is now offering the Create Your Weight™ program, which can help you lose weight and make healthy lifestyle changes.

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    Peer led support groups for women living with heart disease.

    The WomenHeart support network is open to women who have experienced a heart attack, suffer from any cardiac condition, or are at risk for heart disease.

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Getting Help for Endometriosis: The Sooner the Better

Model, actress and Top Chef host Padma Lakshmi has something in common with one out of 10 American women, and it’s not just a love of food. It’s a disease called endometriosis. “Endometriosis is a chronic inflammatory condition affecting women’s reproductive systems, and it’s a major cause of infertility and pelvic pain,” explains Dr. Tamer […]

3 Easy Ways to Stay Healthy

1. Control your weight, control your destiny: About half of all women who had diabetes during pregnancy will develop Type 2 diabetes later in life. You can reduce your risk by exercising and keeping your weight down. Learn more ways to lower your diabetes risk through our endocrinology program.

2. Take it to heart: Depression and anxiety can affect women who suffer from heart disease, so let your doctor know if you’re feeling down. As you adjust to life after a cardiac event, make sure to get the support you need to create a healthy work-life balance and minimize stress. Learn more about keeping your heart healthy.

3. Fill ‘er up: Drinking water is just as important in the winter months as in the summer. We can get parched without realizing it and staying hydrated helps boost our immune system to stave off nasty colds and flu. Learn more about healthy nutrition.