Northwell Health - Plainview & Syosset Hospitals

Issue 1 2017

Look North is a magazine published by the Northwell Health System. This publication features health and wellness information geared toward healthcare consumers in the Long Island and New York City region.

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N o r t h w e l l H e a l t h H o s p i t a l s : Cohen Children's Medical Center . Glen Cove . Huntington . Lenox Hill . Long Island Jewish (LIJ) Forest Hills . LIJ Medical Center LIJ Valley Stream . North Shore University Hospital . Northern Westchester . Peconic Bay Medical Center Phelps Memorial Hospital Center . Plainview . South Oaks . Southside . Staten Island University Hospital . Syosset . Zucker Hillside Affi liates: Boca Raton Regional Hospital . Crouse Hospital . Maimonides Medical Center . Nassau University Medical Center We're Here for You. Northwell Health offers interpreters and auxiliary aids and services, free of charge, to ensure effective communication to any individual with limited English profi ciency or a disability. The Affordable Care Act, Section 1557, prohibits discrimination based on race, color, national origin, sex, age or disability in any health program or activity that received any funding from the US Department of Health and Human Services (HHS); any health program or activity that HHS itself administers; and Health Insurance Marketplaces and all plans offered in them. For more information, see link on our home page at Atenció: si habla español, tiene a su disposición servicios gratuitos de asistencia lingüística. Llame al 1-516-881-7000 (TTY: 711). 注意:如果您使用繁體中文,您可以免費獲得語言援助服務。請致電 1-516-881-7000(TTY:711) Northwell Health Plainview and Syosset Hospitals 888 Old Country Road, Plainview, NY 11803 Michael Dowling President and CEO Kevin Beiner Senior VP and Regional Executive Director Michael Fener Executive Director Plainview and Syosset Hospitals Terry Lynam Senior VP & Chief Public Relations Officer Alexandra Zendrian Editor Look North is published by the Public Relations Department of Plainview and Syosset Hospitals (516-321-6701). The information within this publication is intended to educate readers about subjects pertinent to their health and is not meant to be a substitute for consultation with a personal physician. Produced by True North Custom, Chattanooga, TN. © 2017. Printed in USA. For advertising opportunities Please contact Alan Heyman at 631-656-9900 or You don't have to overhaul your life to make healthier choices. Making major changes to your daily routine to exercise more and eat less can be challenging, so start small. 1. Carry a reusable water bottle. The average can of soda has about 150 calories, and many Americans drink at least one soda per day. Having a filled water bottle handy can help you quench your thirst and curb your cravings for soda. 2. Write everything down. Keep a log of how much you eat and when, as well as how much you exercise. Being mindful of the food you eat helps you identify why you're eating — it may not be because you're hungry. 3. Start sleeping more. When you don't get enough rest, the hunger hormones in your body go into overdrive, encouraging overeating. Aim for seven to nine hours of sleep each night. 4. Eat before you shop. Grocery shopping while hungry can encourage impulse purchases of items you don't need. 5. Set realistic goals. If you expect fast results, you may get discouraged quickly and give up. Talk with your physician about reasonable weight- loss milestones. 5–simple–changes for weight loss A behavioral approach "Completing the Center for Weight Management program was the best 30th birthday present I could have given myself. I lost 35 pounds, and the way I felt hitting a personal record in a half marathon race after I lost the weight was incredible. Best of all, I was in much healthier shape to get pregnant and have my son. I have so many reasons to be grateful to the staff of this program. I could never say thank you enough." — Alexandra Zendrian, director of public relations for the Eastern Region, Northwell Health Syosset Hospital's Center for Weight Management approaches weight loss with a humanistic and empathetic focus on behavioral strategies to optimize patients' overall health and quality of life. The aim is to help adults lead healthier, more productive and longer lives. Informational sessions about the center's Lifetime Weight Loss Maintenance Program are held the first Tuesday of every month from 6 to 7:30 p.m. To learn more about how the program can help, call the center at 516-449-2662. Are you considering weight-loss surgery to improve your health? Take our free health risk assessment at

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