Expert Insights

National Women’s Health Week

Join Us in Celebrating Your Health National Women’s Health Week – May 10-16 Learn about 5 steps that can start you on your journey to better health. When it comes to staying healthy, women are very different from men. That is why the Katz Institute for Women’s Health is here to inform you about important […]

Health Tips, April 21, 2015

Take it to heart: Women’s risk factors for heart disease are different from men’s. If you’ve had pregnancy-related high blood pressure or diabetes, or suffer from a rheumatologic condition, you can be at higher risk for developing heart issues later in life. Make sure to let your doctor know if you’ve had these conditions since […]

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Eye Health: Beyond Carrot Crunching

You may have heard that if you avoid reading in dim light and nosh on plenty of carrots, you can keep your eyes healthy for life. But according to the National Eye Institute (NEI), part of the National Institutes of Health, the first tip is a myth and the second is only one factor among […]

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Taming the Irritable Bowel Syndrome Beast

If you’ve ever had butterflies, a nervous stomach or felt your stomach tied in knots, you know how much your emotions can take a toll on your gut. In fact, stomach discomfort is one of the most common health complaints women have. Dr. Bethany DeVito, Director, Gastroenterology Health Center for Women, North Shore University Hospital […]

Health Tips, April 1, 2015

No gain from joint pain: Rheumatoid arthritis (RA) affects about 1.3 million Americans and nearly three times as many women as men. If you have a family history of RA and suffer joint pain, talk to your doctor. Early diagnosis can prevent the development of RA’s more severe complications. Learn more about rheumatology care. Ward […]

Health Tips, March 22, 2015

3 Easy Ways to Stay Healthy Control your weight, control your destiny: About half of all women who had diabetes during pregnancy will develop Type 2 diabetes later in life. You can reduce your risk by exercising and keeping your weight down. Learn more ways to lower your diabetes risk through our endocrinology program. Take […]

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Getting Help for Endometriosis: The Sooner the Better

Model, actress and Top Chef host Padma Lakshmi has something in common with one out of 10 American women, and it’s not just a love of food. It’s a disease called endometriosis. “Endometriosis is a chronic inflammatory condition affecting women’s reproductive systems, and it’s a major cause of infertility and pelvic pain,” explains Dr. Tamer […]

Health Tips, March 3, 2015

Tame your migraines: Migraines can be a lifelong condition, causing severe headaches coupled with nausea and vision changes. Prescription medications, as well as drinking water, resting in a quiet, dark spot and applying a cool cloth to your head can help. Learn more about migraines. Screen for cancer in advance: Regular screening tests can help […]