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Free oral, head and neck cancer screenings at Centegra

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McHENRY — Centegra Health System will offer free screenings for oral, head and neck cancer from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday, April 23 at the Centegra Sage Cancer Center, 4305 Medical Center Drive in McHenry. Space is limited and registration is required. Register by calling 877-CENTEGRA (877-236-8347). During the screenings, Dr. read more

Centegra to offer free test kits to screen for colorectal cancer

McHENRY — To recognize Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month in March, Centegra Health System partners with Gavers Community Cancer Foundation to offer free fecal occult blood test (FOBT) kits to the community. These kits help clinicians detect small amounts of blood in the stool as a way to screen for colorectal cancers. Excluding read more

Centegra to offer advice for preventing colorectal cancer

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Taking action early can be the best defense for colorectal cancer. Join Brant Lutsi, MD, an independent gastroenterologist on the medical staff at Centegra Health System, from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. Thursday, March. 24 for the free lecture, “The ABCs of Colorectal Cancer,” at Centegra Health Bridge Fitness Center-Huntley, 10450 read more

Therapeutic hypothermia protocol enhanced at Centegra Hospital-McHenry

McHENRY, Ill. —For people who are suffering heart attacks, every minute matters. That is why Centegra Hospital-McHenry (CH-M) nurses have collaborated to improve heart attack protocols. They began a new alert system in December 2015 to make sure patients receive an advanced treatment called therapeutic hypothermia even faster. Therapeutic hypothermia lowers read more

Centegra to offer life-saving screening packages in March

McHENRY, Ill — Staying active helps individuals maintain their overall health and wellness. Centegra’s health screenings add additional security to help community members stay ahead of illnesses and diseases. From identifying high cholesterol and diabetes to detecting risk for stroke, heart disease and other life-threatening diseases, community members can learn whether read more

Centegra talks matters of a healthy heart in February

Centegra Health System will offer two free lectures in February to provide the community opportunities for learning all matters of a healthy heart. To register, call 877-CENTEGRA (236-8347). Dr. Asim Zaidi, a board-certified interventional cardiologist with Centegra Physician Care, presents “Capturing Control of Your Blood Vessels” from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. read more

It’s a Boy! Centegra Welcomes First Baby of 2016

Centegra Hospital-McHenry welcomed the first baby of 2016 at 4:48 a.m. Jan. 1.

Family welcomes first baby of 2016 at Centegra Hospital-McHenry A large family grew by two tiny feet when Callum Wyatt Kampas was born at 4:48 a.m. Friday at Centegra Hospital-McHenry. McHenry County’s first baby of the new year weighed in at 6 pounds, 11 ounces and was 19.5 inches long. Within hours read more

Centegra Physician Care implements vaccination policy

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CRYSTAL LAKE – To protect as many children as possible from disease and life-threatening illnesses, effective Dec. 1 Centegra Physician Care will only treat children who are vaccinated according to the vaccination schedule developed by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). If patients 18 and younger are not read more

Centegra to offer support group for those affected by sleep disorders

Centegra Health System’s A.W.A.K.E. (Alert, Well and Keeping Energetic), a support group for patients and family members affected by sleep disorders, will meet from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 2 at Centegra Hospital-Woodstock, 3701 Doty Road, in conference rooms A and B. Registration is required. Space is limited. Register read more