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Blog: Using food journals to control weight


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

Blog: Spring clean your diet!

spring cleaning

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

Blog: Live Construction Updates!


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

Blog: Cook it up with plant-based oils


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

Blog: Colon cancer symptoms

Colon symptoms

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

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

healthy community

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 The County Health Rankings rank the overall health of nearly every county read more

Blog: Do you know where your produce is from?


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

Blog: Centegra recognizes brain injury awareness month

Traumatic brain injury

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

Blog: Family meals do more than put food on the table

family meal

During National Nutrition Month, Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics Spotlights Benefits of Cooking, Eating as a Family Make mealtime a family time. If you can get together for meals even a few times a week, family meals mean healthier eating – and more. For National Nutrition Month, the Academy of Nutrition read more