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Free wellness lectures planned for September

Centegra Health System will host several free health lectures in September. Community members are welcome to hear physicians speak about taking care of prostate health, getting tailor-made knees and minimizing cancer risk. Space is limited and light refreshments will be served during the lectures. Register by calling 877-CENTEGRA (877-236-8347).

Thirty million men suffer from prostate conditions ranging from an enlarged prostate, to prostate cancer; both are treatable if caught early. Unfortunately, most men aren’t sure what their prostate is or does. Learn from Dr. Apurva Desai, an independent oncology and hematology physician on the medical staff at Centegra Health System, as he discusses the importance of prostate health during Prostate Awareness Month, which is September. Desai will address the symptoms associated with various prostate conditions, screenings and treatments available at the lecture titled, “Taking Care of Your Prostate Health,” from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 8 at Centegra Health Bridge Fitness Center-Crystal Lake, 200 East Congress Parkway. Both men and women are encouraged to attend.People suffering from arthritis of the knee often consider knee replacement surgery.

Join Dr. Robert Hall, an independent orthopedic surgeon on the medical staff at Centegra Health System as he discusses “tailor-made”  knees from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 13 at Centegra Health Bridge Fitness Center-Crystal Lake, 200 East Congress Parkway. Hear about patient-specific instrumentation (PSI), which refers to the prosthetic device used to replace the knee joint in a total knee arthroplasty. The procedure uses computer-guided alignment, is less invasive than traditional knee replacement procedures and has a faster recovery time.

Dr. Thomas Weyburn, an independent oncology and hematology specialist on the medical staff at Centegra Health System, will present “Lifestyle and Cancer: Tips to Minimize Your Cancer Risk”  6:30 to 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 29 at Centegra Health Bridge Fitness Center-Crystal Lake, 200 East Congress Parkway. Weyburn will present the latest research on ways to achieve and maintain better health for people who are cancer survivors or who want to minimize their cancer risk.

Centegra Health System is committed to meeting the healthcare needs of the residents of greater McHenry County and to making services available in multiple and convenient locations, including hospitals in McHenry and Woodstock, Immediate and Physician Care Centers, Centegra Sage Cancer Center, Health Bridge Fitness Centers and more. As the region’s leading healthcare provider, Centegra Health System continues to bring the latest treatments and technology, along with the skills of nearly 4,000 medical professionals, to meet the needs of the growing McHenry County community.

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