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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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Feet First: Strategies for Women’s Foot Care

The human foot is truly remarkable by design. With 26 bones, 33 joints and a complex network of muscles and tendons, feet are among the most intricate and relied-upon parts of the body. Not only do they keep you mobile, they support your body and act as shock absorbers. Foot care isn’t a topic that’s […]

What Every Woman Needs to Know about Osteoporosis

Osteoporosis is a silent disease that can lead to serious fractures, as well as back pain, loss of height and stooped posture. In fact, the disease is often not diagnosed until after a fracture has occurred. While impacting both men and women, osteoporosis occurs more frequently in women because they tend to have smaller, thinner […]

Facts about Ovarian Cancer Symptoms, Prevention and Treatment

Every 23 minutes, a woman is diagnosed with ovarian cancer, and one in 75 will develop the disease in their lifetime (source: National Cancer Institute). While most women are aware of their breast cancer risk, fewer are aware of their risk of ovarian cancer or the subtle early symptoms of the disease which often can […]

Katz Health Tips, October 2017

1: Don’t Forget Your Annual Mammogram
Breast cancer death rates dropped by nearly 40 percent between 1989 and 2015, according to the American Cancer Society. This decrease is largely due to improvements in treatments, as well as advances in digital mammography. Mammograms provide you with the best opportunity to detect breast cancer at an early stage. There has been some controversy linked to recommendations regarding the intervals between mammography screenings and when to start. Women are advised to discuss these topics with their physician. Learn more about breast health.

2: Jump for Health
One of the most efficient ways to improve your cardiovascular fitness is something you probably enjoyed on the playground when you were a child – jump rope. Ten minutes of jumping can provide the same benefits as 30 minutes of jogging or 18 holes of golf. Additionally, jumping helps develop the left and right hemispheres of the brain to improve memory and mental alertness. Consult with your physician before starting an exercise program. Get tips for injury prevention.

3: Enjoy the Amazing Benefits of Pumpkin
It’s pumpkin season, and there are plenty of reasons to celebrate! Fall’s signature squash is loaded with vitamins A and C, fiber, potassium and beta-carotene. Highly versatile and ideal for soups, pastas, desserts and even smoothies, pumpkin is a kitchen staple worth enjoying all year long. Read more ideas for everyday healthy eating.