Posts Categorized: Event

Book Drive to Boost Health Literacy

The North Shore-LIJ Health System is celebrating Health Literacy Month with a system-wide book drive. The reason is simple: Reading ability is the strongest predictor of a person’s health care status–more than age, income, employment status or race. Low literacy is linked to poor health outcomes like higher rates of hospitalization and less frequent use… Read more »

Breast Cancer Reconstruction: Free Event

Advances in breast cancer treatment have made more tissue-sparing procedures possible. Still, some breast cancer patients may need a mastectomy (removal of the breast[s]). Breast cancer reconstruction surgically rebuilds breasts for women who have had one or both breasts removed due to cancer. Various types of techniques are available. It helps for patients to understand… posted in: Breast Cancer, Event, Women's Health tags:


Mondays at Racine

Sisters Cynthia Sansone and Rachel DeMolfetto have helped hundreds of women diagnosed with cancer. Their Islip business, Racine Salon & Spa, has offered free services and supportive therapies to cancer patients one Monday a month since 2004. Ms. Sansone and Ms. DeMolfetto have seen their salon become an impromptu resource center and therapeutic safe haven… posted in: Breast Cancer, Cancer, Event tags:


Coping with Peripheral Neuropathy
for Gyn Cancer Survivors

Treatment for gynecologic cancer can result in peripheral neuropathy. Join us this Thursday night, 6 to 7 p.m., for Bridge to Survivorship: Coping with Peripheral Neuropathy to learn ways to manage and reduce symptoms of this common side effect. Peripheral neuropathy is a group of symptoms caused by damage to the nerves that transmit information… posted in: Cancer, Event, Women's Health tags:


Drug Take-Back Day Is Tomorrow

Tomorrow–Saturday, September 27–is National Drug Take-Back Day. Gather up old drugs—or those you no longer need–for safe disposal at a North Shore-LIJ Health System site. Disposing of old/unused medicine properly means they won’t end up in the wrong hands (illicitly used at adolescents’ “pill parties”) or in the wrong place (our water supply). Never flush… Read more »

World Sepsis Day: Learn to Spot the Signs

Tomorrow is World Sepsis Day, an opportunity to turn the spotlight on a devastating disease that is common but unfamiliar. Once it takes hold, up to a third of patients die from it, says the Sepsis Alliance. In fact, sepsis kills more Americans every year than breast cancer, colon cancer and HIV/AIDS combined, yet most Americans… Read more »

Nutrition and Cancer Treatment–Free Event

Join us for Nutrition and Cancer Treatment, part of our free Bridge to Survivorship: Gynecologic Cancer Educational Series. The presentation will take place at Monter Cancer Center in Lake Success next Thursday, August 7, from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Eating well during cancer treatment can help you feel better and maintain your strength and energy,… Read more »

Cancer/Nutrition: What’s the Link?

A free presentation will cover the cancer/nutrition connection for breast cancer survivors on Tuesday evening in Lake Success. Diet and lifestyle changes may prevent one in three cancers, according to the American Institute of Cancer Research. Diet may not the definitive solution for cancer prevention, but it’s important for the breast cancer survivor to focus… Read more »