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News: Centegra hosts lectures about urinary tract infections, prescription drug use

Centegra Health System will sponsor free physician lectures this January about urinary tract infections (UTIs) and the dos and don’ts of prescription drug use. Call 877-CENTEGRA to register.

Dr. Tamra Lewis, an independent board-certified urologist, will present, “Don’t get sidetracked by Urinary Tract Infections.” She will share common misconceptions and facts about these common infections and present ways to manage them. Lewis will also share progressive tips people can use to prevent UTIs from sidetracking their everyday lives. This free lecture will be from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 14 at Centegra Health Bridge Fitness Center-Crystal Lake.

Pang Chong, a registered pharmacist with Centegra Health System, will discuss, “Prescription Drug Use: the Dos and Don’ts” from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 29 at Centegra Health Bridge Fitness Center-Huntley. He will share reasons why prescription and over-the-counter drugs are some of the most commonly abused substances. Chong will teach how misusing and abusing these medications can harm your body and mental health.

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, search Centegra Health System on Facebook and Twitter or call 877-CENTEGRA (877-236-8347).