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News: Centegra announces more speaker topics for health strong woman event

Centegra Health System announces the topics of two physician speakers at the upcoming Centegra Health Strong Woman Event. Dr. David Davidson and Dr. Jing Liang will speak before the event’s keynote speaker, clinical psychologist Dr. Cynthia Green. The event will be from 9:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 27 at the Holiday Inn in Crystal Lake, 800 South Route 31. The cost is $15. Register online at to save $5.

Davidson, a cardiologist with Centegra Physician Care, will speak about “Getting to the Heart of It: Metabolic Syndrome.” Davidson is a specialist in cholesterol management who received a medical degree from Rush Medical College at Rush University Medical Center and completed a residency at the University of Chicago Medical Center.

Liang, a physiatrist with Centegra Physician care, will speak about, “Understanding Back Pain Caused by Sacroiliac Joints.” Liang treats disorders and injuries of the neck, back, muscles and joints in a minimally invasive manner using techniques including injections of muscle, spine and joints, nerve blocks and medical acupuncture. She received a medical degree from SUNY Upstate Medical University-Syracuse and completed an internship with Atlantic Health System. Her residency and fellowship were completed at JFK Johnson Rehab Institute.

As the keynote speaker, Green will offer the top nine changes women can make to sharpen their memory performance and boost brain health. Green is one of America’s foremost memory fitness and brain health experts. She is the founder and president of Memory Arts, LLC, a company that provides memory fitness and brain health training to organizations, corporations and individuals. Green has appeared on Good Morning America, The Early Show, 20/20, Fox News, CNBC and National Public Radio’s “Talk of the Nation,” as well as in the pages of Time, Newsweek, The New York Times, The Washington Post, The London Standard, Good Housekeeping, Prevention and Parenting. She is also a regular contributor to the Huffington Post. Her latest book, “Your Best Brain Ever: A Complete Guide and Workout,” was named to the Wall Street Journal’s list, “The Year’s Best Books for the Road Ahead: Our Picks for 2013’s Top Guides to Life After 50.”

Centegra Physician Care neurologist Dr. Timothy Upchurch also will be on hand to share information about brain health and neurology services available at Centegra. He will take part in the lunch and learn sessions and answer questions about neurological disorders and concussion management.

Other highlights of the event will include:

  • Health care speakers including physicians to answer questions
  • Free bone health, blood pressure, BMI, diabetes screenings and much more
  • Healthy lunch
  • Raffles and giveaways
  • Interactive demonstrations and booths

The first 300 women to register will receive a free gift when they arrive at the event. For more information visit or call 877-CENTEGRA (236-8347).

Centegra Health System is committed to meeting the health care 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 the highly anticipated Centegra Hospital-Huntley.

As the region’s leading health care 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. For more information on Centegra Health System visit Centegra Health System on Facebook and Twitter or call 877-CENTEGRA (877-236-8347).