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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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Find research studies related to Women's Health issues that are currently being conducted. You might even want to participate in a study to potentially find ways to provide better future care for yourself or others.

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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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    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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Back Pain Management and Prevention

If you’ve ever awakened with a backache or suffered through a few days of limited mobility, you know firsthand how debilitating back pain can be. When you’re in pain, it can be difficult to focus on anything else. Without a doubt, back pain can be disconcerting and leads many to seek medical advice. However, in […]

3 Easy Ways to Stay Healthy

1: Avoid Getting Overheated during Exercise: It’s normal for your body temperature to rise during exercise; but during the warm summer months, it’s easy to get overheated. This can lead to dehydration and a variety of other heat-related symptoms, including headache, nausea, weakness, dizziness, fainting and cramps. To prevent heat-related illness, drink plenty of water and choose a cool workout location. Read about more summer safety tips.

2: Swimmer’s Ear Isn’t Just a Kids’ Condition: Most of us think of ear infections as a common childhood condition. Yet, in the summer, many adults develop painful symptoms caused by otitis externa, an infection of the outer ear canal. Commonly called “swimmer’s ear,” this condition often occurs while swimming. If it is not promptly treated, this condition can lead to pain, discharge and decreased hearing. If you are experiencing any symptoms of swimmer’s ear, call your doctor immediately.

3. Work More Fish into Your Diet: Fatty fish, such as salmon, trout, herring and mackerel, are high in protein, vitamins and minerals. They are also loaded with omega-3 fatty acids, which can help lower the risk of heart disease and support healthy brain development in children and adolescents. Canned and frozen fish can provide quick, healthy meals that offer a nutritional benefit exceeding other typical staples like chicken breasts and ground turkey. Learn more about healthy nutrition.