Northwell Health - Peconic Bay

Volume 1, 2018

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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NONPROFIT ORG. U.S. POSTAGE PAID NORTHWELL HEALTH Get heart smart in 4 steps 1. Expect the unexpected Can you have a heart attack without knowing it? It's possible when you're a woman, because warning signs can be very different than they often are for men. Both men and women experience pain in the upper body, shortness of breath, cold sweats, dizziness, and chest discomfort or pressure. But women often feel nausea, vomiting, and back or jaw pain during a heart attack. 2. Stay positive Nobody's perfect. If your exercise schedule slacks off or you eat a few unhealthy meals in a row, don't give in to defeat. Instead, do damage control by re-asserting your health-positive lifestyle. 3. Rest easy A sleep disorder called sleep apnea increases the risk of high blood pressure, according to the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association report Understanding and Managing High Blood Pressure. Talk with your doctor about diagnosing and treating sleep apnea and try to get seven to nine hours of sleep each night for better heart health. 4. Be proactive Even if heart disease runs in your family or you have had cardiac problems in the past, you can protect your health. To design and stick to a healthy lifestyle, call (855) 850-8096 to fi nd specialists in nutrition, fi tness, emotional health and more at the Katz Institute for Women's Health. Guard your wellness. How's your ticker? Find out with our free health assessment at 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 . John T. Mather Memorial Hospital . 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 Atención: 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 Peconic Bay Medical Center 1300 Roanoke Avenue, Riverhead, NY 11901 Brian Mulligan AVP, Public Relations Maria Conforti Director of Editorial Services and Executive Communications Samantha Vigliotta VP, Foundation and External Affairs, Peconic Bay Medical Center Mary Thomas Manager, Marketing & Communications, Peconic Bay Medical Center For advertising opportunities Please contact Alan Heyman at 631-656-9900 or Michael Dowling President and CEO, Northwell Health Andrew J. Mitchell President and CEO, Peconic Bay Medical Center Terry Lynam Senior VP, Public Relations Kevin Beiner Regional Executive Director Look North is published by the Public Relations Department of Peconic Bay Medical Center (631-548-6088). 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.

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