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We’re Taking Your Care to Heart

You put your heart into all that you do whether it’s at work, at home or in your community. Yet, while you’re busy taking care of others, it’s easy to forget that you need care, too! At Northwell Health, we are focused on taking care of you. Our Women’s Heart Health Program gives you the […]

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GO RED and Get Healthy

For many women, heart disease is considered to be primarily a “man’s” disease. Media attention on the disease is often focused on men. Yet, the reality is heart disease is the leading cause of death in women, with a woman dying from it approximately every 80 seconds in the United States.* With heart disease not […]

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5 Ways to Embrace Happiness in 2016!

Good news! Happiness not only feels good, but it’s good for you! In the last decade, there has been significant research on the benefits of having a positive outlook on life. Through the collection of empirical data, psychologists and scientists have repeatedly found that optimistic, grateful individuals experience better mental and physical health, including lower […]

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Setting and Achieving “SMART” Health Goals

Many of us kick off the New Year with a list of health, fitness and nutrition resolutions that we hope to achieve. Eat better. Be more relaxed. Get back into shape. These resolutions and countless others are set with good intentions and can definitely improve health and well-being. Yet, they’re not always easy to achieve. […]

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Understanding the Benefits and Risks of Dietary Supplements

Understanding the Benefits and Risks of Dietary Supplements If you’ve walked through the health food aisle of your local grocery store lately, you’ve probably been amazed by the wide variety of dietary supplements on the shelves. The options are vast and growing – from traditional tablets and capsules to energy bars, shakes, drops and more. […]

Health Tips, November 2015

1: Embrace Good Sleep Habits – Are you tired during the day, yet toss and turn at night? You may be sabotaging your sleep with bad sleep habits, like eating before bed, not getting enough natural light or not having an established bedtime routine. By developing good sleep habits, you can promote both healthy sleep […]

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Overcoming Sleep Disturbances at Any Age

Overcoming Sleep Disturbances at Any Age Do you toss and turn some nights, only to wake up feeling exhausted and not ready to tackle the day ahead? You’re in good company! Sleep disturbances affect more than 20 percent of all women. At any age, a woman can develop a sleep issue that can affect both […]

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Staying Health Literate

Staying Health Literate Have you ever found it difficult to understand instructions on a prescription medication bottle or had trouble reading the fine print of a consent form? Do you have difficulty reviewing lab test results or locating health resources? If so, you’re by no means alone! According to the National Assessment of Adult Literacy, […]