Expert Insights

Breast Cancer Awareness: Know Your Risk & Screening Options

Author: Dr. Loretta Lawrence - October is breast cancer awareness month. Did you know that an estimated one in eight women in the United States will get breast cancer at some point in their lives? Mammograms can help find cancers when they are more easily treatable. It is recommended that average risk women age 40 and […]

Nutrition “Q and A” Session

Sotiria Everett is a registered dietitian at the Katz Institute for Women’s Health, part of the North Shore-LIJ Health System, which means she is a food and nutrition expert. As the daughter of a restaurateur, Sotiria knows a lot about food. Sotiria answers some important questions about what it means to be a dietitian and […]

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Women’s Wellness Week

While women are more likely than men to get their annual physical exam, there are many things women commonly do not ask their doctors that may be vital to their health. Often times, women neglect their own health because their focus is on their family. If you’re one of these busy women, take the time […]

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Tips for Injury Prevention

Tips for Injury Prevention: Keep Your Bones and Joints Safe When Starting a Fitness Routine- It’s that time of year again when we’re all dusting off our bikes, putting on our running shoes and vowing to be bathing suit ready for the beach. But are we keeping our bone and joint health in mind when we […]

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March is National Nutrition Month

COLOR YOUR PLATE THIS SPRING March is National Nutrition Month and a great time to get healthy for spring and summer! What you eat is a crucial part of a healthy lifestyle, and with all of the fresh, in-season produce that is now available, spring is the perfect time to add color and healthy variety […]

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Healthy Bodies Lead to Strong Hearts

The American Heart Association (AHA) recommends as little as 40 minutes a day of activity to reduce your risk for heart disease.  Any physical activity is beneficial for your overall health and key to heart vitality! Start walking: Walking is the simplest way to get started; park farther away from the shopping mall or take […]

Celebrate Women’s Heart Health

Celebrate Women’s Heart Health It’s American Heart Month! This is a good time to take control of your health and secure your heart’s future. You can make heart health easy and manageable by making small changes to your daily routine that will impact your life in a big way. THE FACTS Did you know that […]

Indulge in Prevention with Chocolate and Wine: A Perfect Pairing for Your Heart

For many of us, making a lifestyle change that is sustainable is challenging.  The good news is you don’t have to eliminate your favorite foods or fatigue yourself with exercise to achieve long-lasting health benefits. In fact, incorporating small changes into your day and adding enjoyable elements may have a positive impact on your health. […]