Centegra Health System will host several free wellness lectures in April. Community members are welcome to hear physicians speak about heart health, heel pain and laparoscopic hysterectomy. Space is limited and light refreshments will be served during these lectures. Register by calling 877-CENTEGRA (877-236-8347).
Active adolescents can have dangerous heart problems with no symptoms. Centegra Health System offers echocardiogram (ECHO) screenings for teens ages 13 to 18, designed to detect heart abnormalities. Eleven percent of ECHO screenings completed in McHenry County have found abnormalities in children. Join Dr. R. David Halstead, a pediatrician with Centegra Physician Care, as he discusses how ECHO screenings can potentially save a child’s life. “How Healthy is Your Teen’s Heart?” will be from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, April 10 at Centegra Health Bridge Fitness Center-Crystal Lake, 200 Congress Parkway.
Do the simple actions of walking, hiking, running or even just standing seem to be impossible because of heel pain? Join Dr. Amie Haracz, an independent podiatrist on the medical staff at Centegra Health System, as she addresses the many signs of heel pain, options for treatment and how to get back to the simple activities in life again. “Heal Your Heel” will be from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. Thursday, April 12 at Centegra Health Bridge Fitness Center-Huntley, 10450 Algonquin Road.Women who are considering hysterectomies now have an alternative to an open procedure. Laparoscopic and robotic surgery offer women less pain, a faster recovery time and a smaller scar than traditional surgery. Join Dr. Darby Murphy and Dr. Alissa Erogbogbo, obstetricians and gynecologists with Centegra Physician Care, as they speak about laparoscopic hysterectomy. “Big Incisions are “ËœHystery’” will be from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. Thursday, April 26 at Centegra Health Bridge Fitness Center-Crystal Lake, 200 Congress Parkway.