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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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    Join Us for a Women’s Wellness Evening

    The Katz Institute for Women’s Health invites you to learn about women and heart disease, the latest advances in treatment and the techniques of hands-only CPR on February 25, 2015 at 7pm. Presenting Sponsor: Bloomingdales

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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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    Go Red for Women

    North Shore-LIJ is proud to support the American Heart Association and its successful GO RED FOR WOMEN movement to improve women’s heart health

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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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Dental Serenity Now: Reclaiming Your Dental Health

When Jerry Seinfeld talked about being a “rabid anti-dentite,” a lot of us could relate. Fear of going to the dentist is so widespread that a third of all Americans suffer untreated tooth decay, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). But why suffer in silence when the solution might be as […]

3 Easy Ways to Stay Healthy

1. Don’t pull that trigger: Some foods are sure triggers for heartburn. To avoid that burning sensation in your chest or throat, skip citrus fruits, spicy and fried foods, onions and tomato-based staples such as sauce and salsa. Learn more about digestive health.

2. Keep your options open: In the years before menopause (called perimenopause), your periods can become shorter and heavier, with more time in between each cycle. But you can still get pregnant, so make sure to keep on top of your birth control options. Learn more about menopause and perimenopause.

3. Move to the beat: The most common form of arthritis – osteoarthritis – affects 27 million Americans. It starts with mild soreness and stiffness but can gradually cause pain, swelling and loss of movement. Avoid this progression by exercising and losing excess weight. Learn more about osteoarthritis.