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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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    A guide to Alzheimer’s and Dementia

    Join us on Tuesday, November 1st at Northwell Health for "When the brain becomes ill: a guide to Alzheimer's and Dementia". Learn from our experts who will discuss the signs, symptoms and treatment options.

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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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Genetic Testing for Breast Cancer – What You May Want To Know

Do you have a strong family history of breast, ovarian, pancreatic or prostate cancer or an early cancer diagnosis yourself? If so, you may have a hereditary predisposition to cancer that puts you at greater risk of developing the disease. The first step in learning more about your possible risk of a hereditary cancer syndrome […]

Fall Prevention Strategies

Maintaining independence as long as possible is a goal for women as they age. Yet each year, millions suffer fall injuries – making it difficult for many to get around, manage daily activities or live on their own. For some, falls result in broken bones, head injuries and even death. Most are surprised to find […]

Causes of Back Pain in Women

Most women will suffer back pain at some point during their lives. In some cases, the source of the pain will be a condition that can affect both genders. However, there are also causes of back pain that are unique to females. For all women, it’s important to have an understanding of both gender-specific and […]

The Importance of Supporting Mothers Who Breastfeed

Breastfeeding is a personal choice for every new mother. For many women, the health advantages drive their decision to give their baby breast milk. From a variety of studies, researchers have discovered that the cells, hormones and antibodies in breastmilk offer babies significant protection from illness. This includes lower risks of: Asthma Childhood obesity Ear […]

Katz Health Tips, October 2016

1: Learn the Early Signs of Diabetes
Early symptoms of type 2 diabetes can be subtle and are often overlooked. According to the American Diabetes Association, more than eight million people have undiagnosed diabetes. Some of the early symptoms of this common disease to watch for are excessive thirst, increased urination, fatigue, weight loss and blurred vision. Other symptoms include slow-healing sores, tingling in the hands or feet and red, swollen gums. If you notice any possible signs of diabetes, it’s important to contact your healthcare professional. Diabetes is a serious condition. However, with the support of your healthcare team, you can manage this disease and enjoy a healthy, vibrant life. Learn more about Diabetes at our upcoming event.

2: Take a Stroll!
The beauty of fall colors is everywhere this time of year. Before the crisp fall weather turns to bone-chilling cold, make it a goal to get out for an invigorating walk – aim to walk 150 minutes each week, broken into 10 minute intervals. The benefits of a daily stroll include helping you maintain a healthy weight, improve your balance and coordination and prevent or manage high blood pressure and type 2 diabetes.

3: Snack on Pumpkin Seeds
This is the time of year when many of us have bags of Halloween candy hanging around the house and office. It can be a real challenge avoiding all the snack-size bites of candy when they seem to be everywhere. Consider swapping out the sugary treats with roasted pumpkin seeds that are high in zinc and tryptophan. Not only are they a delicious, satisfying snack, they help keep blood sugar and mood in check, too!