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Lifesaving cardiac device sparks recovery

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When you’re a little hazy about how many heart procedures you’ve had, you’ve probably had a lot. Just ask Douglas F. Mauro, 63. Over the past 20 years, he’s had about a dozen interventions. He’s had stents. He’s had a bypass. He’s had coronary artery plaque sanded down to improve read more

Cardiac Care at Centegra

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On Oct. 4, the milestone 1,000th cardiac surgery was performed at Centegra Hospital–McHenry. The cardiac surgery team, led by Thomas J. Hinkamp, MD, an independent board-certified cardiothoracic surgeon on the medical staff at Centegra, performed the surgery on a 72-year-old man from McHenry. “I congratulate Centegra Health System on this read more

Need a new hip? Learn about the anterior approach to hip replacement.

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Is it possible to take a surgery that’s already remarkably effective, even life changing, and improve on it? Absolutely. Case in point: hip replacement. It’s happening right here at Centegra Health System, where orthopedic surgeons are offering patients with worn-out hips an innovative alternative to traditional hip replacement surgery. It’s read more

Heat up workouts with Ignite Studios

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Fire up your workout with new Ignite classes at Centegra Health Bridge Fitness Centers. These classes are designed to supercharge your workouts and burn calories. The new collection of programs offers a variety of options, such as mind and body, fi tness and toning classes. They include: Ai Chi Barre Boot Camp Cardio Blast Endurance read more

Rebalancing Her Life

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Tiffany Marchyshyn was shopping for bigger clothes and her energy was down. This was not good for a busy wife and full-time mom to a 1-year-old and a 4-year-old boy. At a checkup for a thyroid condition, her endocrinologist, Centegra Health System's Achal Ahmed, MD, voiced what Marchyshyn had been read more

Healthy Holiday Party Dips

Try our best holiday party dips - these low-calorie, high-flavor treats are the perfect choice for festive get togethers. Plus, they're easy to make! Chickpea and Roasted Pepper Dip This creamy, guilt-free dip makes it easy to enjoy more fresh vegetables at your next holiday buffet. Ingredients: 1 can (15 ounces) garbanzo beans 1 roasted read more

Health care reform: we’re ready!

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Since the Affordable Care Act (ACA) was passed in 2010, major changes have been occurring in the country’s health care systems. Even more changes are coming Jan. 1, when key provisions of the ACA take effect. Jan. 1 is when nearly everyone will be required to have health insurance and read more

Eating well when you’re eating for two

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When you’re pregnant, it’s important to eat a balanced diet with a wide variety of foods to give you and your baby the necessary nutrients. Dairy provides vitamin D and calcium and is important for bone health for mom and baby. Have at least three cups of lowfat or fat-free read more

Message to our Community

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You may have noticed some big changes on our Centegra.org website! Our revamped website has more to see and it’s easier to use than ever before. Perhaps you need to locate information about our hospital services or directions to a neighborhood clinic, or maybe you’d like to connect with a read more

Blueprint for survivorship

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Generous grant from Gavers foundation helps launch comprehensive rehabilitation program for needs of cancer patients When you have a knee replaced, rehabilitation helps you regain strength, flexibility and range of motion. For people who have had a heart attack, cardiac rehabilitation helps them reclaim their life. Yet how do people in treatment for and read more