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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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    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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Smart Holiday Eating Strategies

Favorite childhood memories often involve enjoying the sweets and treats of the holidays. While they’re still just as delicious when we indulge in them as adults, they can lead to unwanted, post-holiday weight gain. Navigating the dinners, desserts, parties and drinks that often go hand-in-hand with holiday celebrations can be challenging for even the most […]

Improving Health Literacy through Language Assistance

George Bernard Shaw once wrote, “The single biggest problem in communication is the illusion that it has taken place.” These words highlight one of healthcare’s most pressing challenges when it comes to health literacy – language barriers. With increasing number of limited English proficiency (LEP) patients, the need for language assistance in healthcare is increasing. […]

Managing Diabetes – Don’t Let Sweetness Be Your Weakness

Many consider diabetes to be like a roller coaster with significant ups and downs, but you have the choice to be fearful or to enjoy the ride. When it comes to diabetes management, living a productive happy life is possible, but it requires a consistent effort to keep your blood sugar levels in check by […]

Katz Health Tips, November 2016

1: Take Sleep Seriously
Women who suffer from insufficient sleep are more likely to develop a variety of chronic conditions, including hypertension, diabetes, depression and obesity, as well as certain types of cancer. A lack of sleep also reduced productivity and quality of life. Yet, an estimated 50 to 70 million US adults have at least one sleep or wakefulness disorder (source: CDC). If you have trouble falling asleep, maintaining sleep, awaken earlier than you want or suffer from excessive sleepiness during the day, talk to your doctor. There may be an underlying cause for your sleep problem, and a diagnosis can be a first step to resolving it.

2: Manage Holiday Stress with Exercise
With the holidays approaching, many of us find ourselves too busy to fit exercise into our routine. Yet, the stress relief that comes with exercise is particularly beneficial during this hectic time of year. Exercise increases your sense of well-being by boosting your brain’s feel-good neurotransmitters, called endorphins. It’s the perfect way to shed daily tension and irritation. Even if you don’t have time for a full workout, a little exercise can go a long way to helping you feel your best.

3: Make It a Healthier Thanksgiving Dinner
Enjoy this year’s holiday feast without the guilt or weight gain. By substituting some of the sugar and fat in holiday recipes with lower calorie ingredients, you can make healthier alternatives that taste great. Try using fat-free chicken broth to baste the turkey. Fruit purees can often replace butter or oil in baked goods. Plain yogurt or fat-free sour cream is ideal for dips, mashed potatoes and casseroles.