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At the Katz Institute, we know that women's health needs are unique. That's why we offer a healthcare connection for all women. We’re raising the standard of healthcare through clinical services, community health programs, education and research.

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Women's conference 2018

Check out highlights from our recent women’s conference. KIWH hosts similar wellness events throughout the year so women are empowered to take charge of their health.

Our women's health events

Power yourself with the knowledge to make better health decisions. Join us at one of our educational events in your community.

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"There’s a lot of health information out there, and it’s often hard to figure out the right answers to your questions. We see women’s health differently, and we're here to be your trusted source on health and wellness—at every age."
- Stacey E. Rosen, MD
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Download the first chapter of Heart Smart for Women
Leading cardiologists Dr. Jennifer H. Mieres and Dr. Stacey E. Rosen offer up a practical, essential guide to heart-healthy living. You can be six steps and six weeks away from a healthier heart. Complete the form below to download the first chapter.

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June 2018

Be in the know. As your trusted partner, we’re here to help you take charge of your own health and wellness. Check back each month for tips and insights from our experts.

Perform a head-to-toe skin self-examination
With summer here, many of us are heading to the beach to soak up the sun. Yet, 3.5 million Americans are diagnosed each year with skin cancer, and sun exposure is a leading cause (source: American Cancer Society). While these numbers are alarming, skin cancers are very treatable when found and removed early. The first line of defense is to wear protective clothing, sunglasses and to use sunscreen. Also, perform a head-to-toe skin examination every month, so that you’re aware of any changes or growths that may appear. Examine the face and body in a room with bright light, a full-length mirror and a hand mirror. Don’t forget to check hard to see areas like the back of your neck, shoulders and even between your toes.

Stretch those hamstrings
Composed of three muscles on the back of your leg, your hamstrings enable you to extend your leg backward. Tight hamstrings can be caused by a number of reasons, resulting in pain and a lack of mobility. Stretching these muscles not only reduces discomfort but also help prevent injury. Always start a hamstring stretch with a five to ten-minute warm-up, such as walking, jogging or other light activity to warm your muscles and prepare them for stretching. Stretch slowly, refrain from bouncing and take deep breaths while holding the stretch.

Go nuts for nuts
Despite being high in fat, nuts offer impressive nutritional benefits that make them an ideal addition to your diet. A golfball-sized portion of unsalted almonds, pecans, pistachios, walnuts or other nuts makes an energy-boosting snack that is also loaded with an impressive mix of vitamins and minerals. They’re also versatile enough to be enjoyed in cereal, salads, stir-fry dishes and more.

In the news
Confirming the perceived wisdom that life in New York is more stressful than anywhere else, a new survey released by Northwell Health, New York State’s largest health care provider and private employer, found that women in the New York tri-state area are significantly more prone to stress compared to men and women nationwide...
Supermodel and actress Carol Alt joined a large gathering of doctors, nurses, former patients and those currently living with heart disease in a discussion about risk factors for cardiovascular disease and prevention efforts during Northwell Health’s annual participation in Go Red for Women...
Every year, thousands of Suffolk County women face the fear and stress of cancer treatment. Hair loss can add an extra measure of burden and discomfort to their life-threatening experience...
More than 7,000 participants helped raise a record $635,000 at four Northwell Health Walks across Long Island, Westchester and Staten Island on Sunday...
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