Northwell Health - Plainview & Syosset Hospitals

Issue 2 - 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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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 . 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 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 Andrea Mineo 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 P l e a s e R e c y c l e P l e a s e R e c y c l e

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