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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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What’s New in Cervical Cancer Screening and Prevention?

Recently, sports journalist Erin Andrews confirmed that she had undergone surgery for cervical cancer. By making her diagnosis and treatment public, Andrews provided an important reminder to all women that cervical cancer screenings save lives. While once a common cause of death among women, the cervical cancer death rate has decreased substantially over the past […]

Go Red in February!

Heart disease is the number one killer of women. In fact, more women die of cardiovascular disease than the next three most common causes of death combined, including all forms of cancer. And, 90 percent of women have one or more risk factors for developing heart disease. While these statistics may seem downright scary, there’s […]

Take Charge of Your Heart Health

When it comes to women’s health, it’s a fact that breast cancer gets far more attention than heart disease. Yet, five times as many women die from heart disease as breast cancer each year. Because heart disease has historically been considered a “man’s disease,” many women lack an awareness of their potential risk. According to […]

Katz Health Tips, February 2017

1: Get Screened for Cervical Cancer
A Pap test (or Pap smear) can identify precancerous, cell changes on the cervix that have the potential of becoming cervical cancer if not treated. It is recommended that women between the ages of 21 and 29 get a pap smear every two to three years and women age 30 and older get a pap smear every five years with HPV testing. Discuss your screening needs with your healthcare provider.

2: Try an Online Workout
On a cold, winter day, the last thing you may want to do is drag yourself to the gym for that group exercise class. Thanks to YouTube, you can now access countless workouts online for either free or a nominal fee. Of course, not everyone who uploads a video to YouTube is a professional. It’s worthwhile to check out the credentials of any fitness expert you’re considering before you begin a class. With trial and error, especially if you’re willing to pay for a class, you can find high quality content that can help you stay fit from your home.

3: Sip a Cup of Green Tea
When you’re feeling the chill in the air, a hot beverage can quickly warm you up inside. Instead of instantly reaching for coffee, consider green tea. This beneficial brew contains more antioxidants than any other tea. Green tea, unlike black tea, is made without fermentation of its leaves which helps to retain antioxidants that can help slow down the aging process by ridding your system of free radicals. And, without the sugar content of sodas and juices, and lower total caffeine per cup than coffee, you can give yourself a natural lift during your day without any extra calories or negative side effects.