You can avoid the flu this season by taking one simple step: Get a flu shot.
Unfortunately, some people think that getting a flu vaccine is too much trouble or costs too much. Or they are sure that a flu shot will make them sick or make them more likely to
Woodstock native Jill Flores and her mother, Laurie Freund-Dina, encourage women to get their annual mammogram screenings. That’s because their mammograms at Centegra Gavers Breast Center saved both their lives.
At age 41, Flores had her second-ever mammogram screening, which revealed a lump in her left breast. Six months later, Freund-Dina
The fall season is a great time to experiment with various tasty and nutrient-dense foods. Apples, pumpkins and sweet potatoes may be autumn’s most familiar produce, but pears, pine nuts and pomegranates are equally delicious and healthy.
One medium apple contains 70 calories, 5 grams of fiber, zero fat and polyphenols
Centegra Physician Care has worked with members of McHenry County Odyssey for the past two years to identify the best ways to meet the health care needs of the transgender community in the McHenry County area.
Members of the transgender support group were frustrated with their health care options in the
Whether you’ve been smoking for five years or 20, quitting now can lead to a longer, healthier life.
John Guido, MD, an independent radiologist on the medical staff at Centegra Health System, offers insight into what health changes occur after a person quits smoking:
20 minutes: Your heart rate and blood
Being nervous before a test is normal; however, feelings of self-doubt and worry that interfere with your test performance and make you miserable are not.
Test anxiety is a type of performance anxiety that can bring on physical symptoms such as headache, nausea, excessive sweating and light-headedness. It also can cause
The best treatment for kidney stones is to avoid getting them in the first place. If you've had a kidney stone in the past, you are likely to form another. That's why prevention is important. The National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases says the therapy your health
Head lice are tiny parasitic bugs that can infest the skin. They live on people’s heads and feed on their blood. Head lice can cause intense itching.
Head lice are very contagious. They spread from person to person by close body contact, and by shared clothes and other personal items. These
Fibromyalgia is a condition that causes pain in muscles and soft tissues all over the body. It is an ongoing (chronic) condition. It can affect your neck, shoulders, back, chest, hips, buttocks, arms and legs. The pain may be worse in the morning and evening. Sometimes, the pain may last
If you wonder what that stabbing pain is in your heel, it may be a bone spur.
Bone spur is a general term used to describe a knobby, abnormal bone growth. Bone spurs are also known as osteophytes. Scientists believe bone spurs happen because of osteoarthritis or when the body tries