Expert Insights

Back Pain Management and Prevention

If you’ve ever awakened with a backache or suffered through a few days of limited mobility, you know firsthand how debilitating back pain can be. When you’re in pain, it can be difficult to focus on anything else. Without a doubt, back pain can be disconcerting and leads many to seek medical advice. However, in […]

Maintaining Balance throughout Life

Spinning is a game that young children often enjoy. You may even remember yourself spinning and finding it fun trying to pick yourself up after losing your balance. Yet, feeling dizzy or unsteady is no laughing matter when you’re an adult. Although balance issues are certainly more common in older adults, they can occur at […]

Health Tips, July 10, 2015

1: Avoid Getting Overheated during Exercise: It’s normal for your body temperature to rise during exercise; but during the warm summer months, it’s easy to get overheated. This can lead to dehydration and a variety of other heat-related symptoms, including headache, nausea, weakness, dizziness, fainting and cramps. To prevent heat-related illness, drink plenty of water […]

Health Tips, June 29, 2015

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 […]

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, […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]