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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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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 […]

What You Need to Know about Migraines Now

If you’ve ever experienced a migraine, you know it’s much more than just a garden variety headache. The classic migraine can be a throbbing, pulsating, one-sided headache that worsens with activity. There are also other common symptoms, including light and sound sensitivity, nausea, vision changes and vomiting. Approximately 20 percent of migraine sufferers also experience […]

Your Questions about Arthritis Answered

Have you ever wondered if that occasional pain you feel in your knee after a workout is arthritis? Do your hands ache after a long day of typing on a keyboard? If so, you may have wondered if you have arthritis. To help shed some light on this condition that affects one in five adults, […]

Katz Health Tips, August 2016

1: Stay Hydrated to Prevent Kidney Stones
The single best way you can reduce the chance of developing painful kidney stones is to drink plenty of water. In fact, you should be passing approximately 2.6 quarts of urine each day. If you exercise frequently, you may need even more water to produce sufficient urine. How do you know if you’re staying hydrated? Your urine should consistently be clear and pale in color.

2: Try a New Sport
With the Summer Olympics in full-swing, it’s easy to get inspired by the amazing athletes who are competing at the top of their game. While you may not be going for the gold, you can achieve your personal best by shaking up your usual exercise routine. Consider trying a sport that catches your eye during the Olympics. Whether it’s swimming, biking or table tennis, sometimes experimenting with a new sport can breathe new life into your fitness program.

3: Avoid Yogurt High in Sugar
Many of us eat yogurt on a daily basis. What’s not to like? It’s convenient, flavorful, loaded with calcium and even has probiotics that are good for digestion. Yet, many brands of yogurt also contain a surprisingly large amount of sugar. You may be surprised that a typical six-ounce container of yogurt with fruit can contain a whopping 25 grams of sugar or more! Compare this with a Twinkie that has only 19 grams! To gain the health benefits of yogurt without exceeding the recommended daily maximum of sugar, choose plain Greek yogurt and add your own fruit or other mix-ins like nuts or grains.