New York Women's Health Week

May 1, 2009 2:05:02 PM PDT
The North Shore-LIJ Health System's Katz Women's Hospital and Women Health Institute are joining with the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services' Office on Women's Health to launch New York Women's Health Week (May 10-16) and Checkup Day (May 11).As part of its designation as the "New York Women's Checkup Pledge Center," North Shore-LIJ has established an online resource center - - that encourages women to make their health a top priority, and take simple steps for a longer, healthier and happier life. As a first step, women should to "take the pledge" and make a personal commitment to get a checkup within 90 days.

The web site features health and screening information, upcoming events and resource information, including referral numbers to find a physician and help those who lack health insurance get access to care.