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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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    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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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 […]

Tips for Graceful Aging

We all know those fortunate women who don’t seem to age as fast as others. They sustain glowing skin, bright eyes and a youthful smile for decades without having any signs of having “work” done. Have you wondered what their secret is for slowing the aging process? The truth is they are likely taking proactive […]

The Present of Presence – Mindfulness During the Holidays

The holidays are a time for celebration and gratitude. Too often, however, they’re the cause of stress and anxiety. For many, juggling the holiday tasks of shopping, decorating, cooking and social obligations can lead to feeling downright overwhelmed. However, before you’re tempted to call off the holidays altogether, you may want to try a 5,000-year-old […]

Katz Health Tips, January 2017

1: Get Screened for Hypertension?
While some women with high blood pressure may have headaches, shortness of breath or nosebleeds, most have no signs or symptoms – even when blood pressure readings are dangerously high. Because high blood pressure is the most modifiable risk factor for heart disease and stroke, it’s important to obtain a blood pressure reading at least every two years starting at age 18. If you’re over 40, ask your doctor about getting your blood pressure checked on an annual basis.

2: Reduce Body Fat with Strength Training
Are you trying to lose a few pounds, but not seeing the results you want despite dieting and aerobic exercise? You may want to incorporate strength training into your weekly schedule. By strengthening muscles, you can boost metabolism and reduce overall body fat. You may also burn more calories after your workout. A study in the Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research found that women who completed an hour-long strength training workout burned an average of 100 more calories in the 24 hours afterward than those who hadn’t lifted weights. When it comes to strength training, form is more important than weight. Using three or five pound weights, slow, smooth lifts can help strengthen muscle groups safely.

3: Eat Fish to Help Your Heart
Fish is not only versatile, easy to prepare and flavorful, it’s also good for your heart! By eating two servings of fish per week, you may reduce your risk of developing heart disease. The American Heart Association recommends eating fish rich in omega-3 fatty acids at least two times a week to decrease your risk of heart failure and stroke. Fatty fish, such as salmon, sardines, tuna and herring contain the most omega-3 fatty acids.