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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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  • 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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Summer Safety Tips to Keep You and Your Family Safe

With warmer temperatures and children out of school, summer is the time to enjoy some rest and relaxation. It’s also when certain types of injuries and illnesses are more likely to occur. This is why it’s important to put into play some basic summer safety tips. From barbecues and swim parties to trampolines and fireworks, […]

Endometriosis: Facts for Every Woman

Approximately 5 million women in North America have endometriosis. Symptoms can range from mild to severe and commonly include painful menstrual cramps (dysmenorrhea), pelvic pain, heavy menstrual bleeding, pain during intercourse or bowel movements and infertility. Although endometriosis is common, it’s also widely misunderstood and often misdiagnosed. Education is important to increasing awareness. We recently […]

Prostate Cancer: What Every Woman Should Know

Just because women don’t have prostate glands doesn’t mean they shouldn’t know the facts about prostate cancer. In fact, as the gatekeepers of health for many families, women play an important role in encouraging the men in their lives to get regular prostate screenings. “Women typically seek out healthcare more often,” says Dr. Jessica Kreshover, […]

Debunking Medical Myths

Nearly every day, there are news stories about “breakthroughs,” “scientific findings” and “promising research.” There are also countless online medical resources, including many that publish unproven medical myths. With so much information out there of varying degrees of quality and accuracy, it can be very difficult to decipher the facts from fiction when it comes […]

Katz Health Tips, July 2017

1: Don’t Forget the Sunscreen
Summer is the season for fun in the sun. It’s also prime time for sun exposure. Without ample sun protection, you’re at a greater risk of developing premature, wrinkled skin and skin cancer. The best sunscreen is the one you’ll use on a regular basis. Look for a broad-spectrum product with an SPF of 30. If you’ll be in the water, make sure to choose a product that is also water-resistant. Read more sun safety tips.

2: Take a Summer Break from Sugar
Head to your local farmer’s market, and you’ll find a bounty of fruit that is more tempting than any other sweet treats. Instead of grabbing for that sugar-packed candy bar or cookie, make this the summer for enjoying berries, cherries, peaches, melons and more. With so much fruit available during the season, there’s plenty of natural sweetness to enjoy. Learn more about managing your sugar intake.

3: Be Mindful of Summer Sleep Habits
With the sun rising early, and kids on summer break, summer sleep schedules can be thrown into disarray. Being too lax with the bedtime schedule can lead to daytime sleepiness and exhaustion. To enjoy all that the summer has to offer, it’s important to keep healthy sleep habits even during the summer. This means sticking with a consistent bedtime and creating the optimal sleep environment in the bedroom with blackout curtains or room darkening shades. Sleep better with these additional tips.