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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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    Women’s Conference

    The Katz Institute for Women’s Health invites you to attend our women’s conference on May 4, 2016 featuring a series of women’s health workshops. Our featured keynote speaker is Arianna Huffington, co-founder and editor-in-chief of The Huffington Post.

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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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    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.

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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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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 […]

What You Can Do to Reduce Your Risk of Colorectal Cancer

As women, when we think of cancer, breast cancer is usually what first comes to mind. However, colorectal cancer is also a leading type of cancer that is diagnosed in approximately 4.4% of women in the United States (source: American Cancer Society). While there is no surefire way to prevent colorectal cancer, there are a […]

Making Time for Healthy Eating

With Americans eating fewer than 70 percent of their meals at home (source: U.S.D.A.) and the current obesity epidemic, signs are definitely pointing to a need for a fundamental change in how we eat. Many experts, including Marissa Licata, MS, RD, CDN, nutritionist with the Katz Institute for Women’s Health, believe that bringing back the […]

Katz Health Tips, April 2016

1: Break Out the Sunscreen
Temperatures are warming up, and you’re likely spending more time outdoors. While sunscreen is important throughout the year, it’s especially vital as we start enjoying the sunnier days of spring and summer. Sun exposure is directly related to an increased risk of melanoma, the most serious type of skin cancer. You can reduce your risk of melanoma and other types of skin cancer by wearing a broad-spectrum sunscreen with an SPF of at least 15. Apply it generously throughout the day to avoid sunburns and suntans that cause skin damage and increase your risk of developing skin cancer.

2: Prep an Entire Week’s Worth of Vegetables
For many women, one of the biggest obstacles to eating healthy is the time it takes for meal preparation. To slash minutes off your cooking schedule, try a technique that restaurants use to save time. Instead of prepping your vegetables before each meal, consider getting them ready for an entire week. In a single batch, prepping session that can take less than an hour, you can clean, chop and store what you need for the week ahead. Not only will this enable you to prepare meals faster, it will also minimize any temptation to grab fast food or takeout. Learn how to make time for healthy eating.

3: Take a Hike!
The benefits of hiking go far beyond enjoying a peaceful vista. Hitting back-roads and trails is a great way to improve your health. A regular hike is a fun form of aerobic exercise that strengthens muscles, improves bone density, promotes restful sleep and burns calories. In fact, it can burn about 250 calories per hour while also reducing your risk of many diseases including Type 2 diabetes, certain cancers, stroke, arthritis and depression. See more tips for staying safe and healthy this summer.