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Women’s Heart Health – Going Red and Beyond

February is American Hearth Month – a great time to learn ways to prevent heart disease. Chances are heart disease affects you or someone you love. A startling 1 in 3 women in the U.S. die each year from heart disease and stroke, and 1,800 of them are Long Islanders. As the Cities Go Red […]

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Create Your Weight: Lose Weight for Life

Now that the holiday parties are over, we have little excuse to keep piling our plates and reaching for our favorite treats. (We feel your pain.) But old habits die hard. It can be a real challenge to change our ways and resist temptation, no matter how much we want to lose weight. To get […]

Health Tips, January 12, 2015

3 Easy Ways to Stay Healthy Create your weight: KIWH is offering a 12-week course to help you lose weight and make healthy lifestyle changes. The course, developed and taught by registered dietitians, offers you the information and inspiration to get to your ideal weight – and stay there. Register for either an afternoon session or […]


It’s All About the Thyroid: What Women Need to Know

It was the dog days of summer when Lisa* realized something wasn’t right. For weeks, she had been feeling sluggish, was dropping pounds, and kept running to the bathroom. “She had the classic symptoms of a thyroid problem,” explained Maria Brito, MD, Endocrinologist, Division of Endocrinology, Department of Medicine at North Shore-LIJ, who examined Lisa […]

Health tips – December 19, 2014

3 Easy Ways to Stay Healthy 1. A rainbow a day: Fruits and vegetables are low in calories but high in fiber and nutrients. Aim to add at least one fruit or veggie to each meal, like avocado in your sandwich, red peppers on your pasta or blueberries in your oatmeal. Choose fruit and vegetables […]

Health tips – December 11, 2014

3 Easy Ways to Stay Healthy Pump some iron: Women ages 19-50 need about 18 mg of iron each day, but many of us just don’t get enough. Add iron to your diet through delicious sources like lentils, spinach, chickpeas and cooked oysters. Learn more ways to get the nutrition you need. Break up your […]

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Sweet Dreams Are Made of This: Why Healthy Sleep Habits Are Worth It

Early to bed, early to rise … we all know how the saying ends. If only getting a good night’s sleep was as easy as old Benjamin Franklin was suggesting. Thanks to technology and our demanding lives, it can be hard to get enough sleep. Adults today get only about six hours of shut-eye nightly. […]