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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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    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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    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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    You can save the life of a woman today

    Support medical research, awareness, education and community programs to help women live longer heart-healthy lives.

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Strategies for Staying Safe and Healthy This Summer

The warm weather brings many opportunities to relax, unwind and have fun. While we all know the basics of outdoor safety, each summer there is an increase in emergency room visits and a spike in certain types of injuries and illnesses. Dr. Penny Stern, Director, Preventive Medicine, North Shore-LIJ Health System, says, “During the summer, […]

3 Easy Ways to Stay Healthy

1. Enjoy the Bounty of the Season: There is no shortage of options when it comes to summer produce. Visit your local farmers’ market and enjoy freshly picked fruits and vegetables, perfect for dining al fresco. Choose strawberries, which are high in vitamin C -- a powerful antioxidant that gives you natural sun protection and can prevent you from getting colds. Or take home some delicious avocadoes, an excellent source of potassium, folate and vitamins C and B. Learn more nutrition tips here.

2. Stay Hydrated: While drinking enough water is important all year-long, it’s especially essential when summer temperatures start rising. Remember to drink water before enjoying activities like biking, hiking, and swimming and regularly stop for water breaks. Having a reusable water bottle with you that you can fill up can help you stay hydrated throughout the day. Don’t wait to drink – if you feel thirsty, you are already dry!

3. Take Precautions for the Heat — and Your Heart: Higher temperatures can affect your heart health, especially if you’re over 50 or overweight. If you’re already a heart patient, ask your doctor how to best enjoy fun in the sun. Learn how to protect your heart.