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Three Powerful Words: Are You OK?

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In recognition of Mental Health Month, Centegra Behavioral Health Services would like you to consider conversations. Not just ordinary ones, but the ones that can change lives. These conversations start with three little words and can help someone admit that he is overwhelmed, struggling with a problem or not feeling like read more

Mind Your Health this May by considering mind-body connection

Body Mind Spirit You

For the past 65 years May has been National Mental Health Awareness Month, which serves as a time to connect with people and recognize the importance of mental health Of course this dialogue need not be reserved only for May – it’s an ever-present issue and it’s up to all read more

Using food journals to control weight

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Keeping food journals continue to be the best way to achieve weight loss and weight maintenance according to the weight control registry, a group of individuals who track people who lost more than 30 pounds and kept it off for over a year.  People who journal honestly ate fewer calories, read more

Spring clean your diet!

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For every season, a bounty of fresh fruits and vegetables become available. Spring has arrived, as well as a new crop of fresh produce. Found below are a few of spring's bountiful fruits and vegetables, their nutritional values and a couple tips to incorporate them into your diet. From April through read more

Live Construction Updates!

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Centegra Hospital-Huntley will provide advanced care close to your home. Click here to see live construction updates from our web cam and to learn more about our progress! Construction Updates

Cook it up with plant-based oils

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Plant based oils often have larger amounts of healthy fats in the form of monounsaturated (MUFA) and polyunsaturated (PUFA) fatty acids. Like all fats these should be consumed in moderation, however the MUFAs and PUFAs can have significant benefits when they are used to replace saturated fats. Swapping fats may read more

Colon cancer symptoms

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Colon cancer does not usually cause symptoms in its earliest, most treatable stages. Centegra Health System recommends a person receives a colonoscopy at least once every 10 years starting at age 50. To find an internal medicine doctor or family practitioner who will discuss your health history and recommend screenings read more

McHenry County’s health ranked in state’s top 15 counties

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McHenry County continues to have some of the healthiest residents in Illinois, according to the annual County Health Rankings, released  by the University of Wisconsin Population Health Institute and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation. The report is available online at www.countyhealthrankings.org. The County Health Rankings rank the overall health of nearly every county read more

Do you know where your produce is from?

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PLU (price look up) numbers are placed on produce to make pricing and check out easier and more convenient at grocery stores. These codes can actually help consumers determine where food comes from. The International Federation for Produce Standards maintains the five-digit codes that identify where the product is grown, size read more

Centegra recognizes brain injury awareness month

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March marks Brain Injury Awareness Month and Centegra Health System is committed to raising awareness about traumatic brain injuries (TBI). A traumatic brain injury is the leading cause of death and disability in children and adults from ages 1 to 44. Brain injuries are most often caused by automobile crashes or read more