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News: Centegra Weigh Less, Live More Event planned for Jan. 24

Centegra Health System will offer residents of McHenry County and surrounding areas an opportunity to learn how to lead a healthy lifestyle during a special event. The Centegra Weigh Less, Live More Event will take place from 8:30 a.m. to noon Friday, Jan. 24 at Centegra Health Bridge Fitness Center-Huntley, 10450 Algonquin Road. There is no cost for this event.

“At this free event, participants will learn important information about health, fitness, nutrition, diabetes, lifestyle choices, personal wellness and more,” said Matt Carlen, vice president of health and wellness for Centegra Health System.

All under one roof, attendees will have the opportunity to:

  • Enjoy free screenings
  • Observe a healthy cooking demonstration by Kaleigh Cunningham and Lauren Henke, registered dietitians at Centegra
  • Visit interactive booths and meet with clinical professionals regarding nutrition, heart, weight loss, diabetes and Centegra Health Bridge Fitness Centers
  • Hear two physicians and one nurse practitioner speak about living healthier lifestyles

Dr. Jyothi Gogineni, Centegra Physician Care endocrinologist, will discuss living a healthy life with diabetes. She will also share tips diabetics can use for monitoring their progress.

Dr. Amir Heydari, medical director of Centegra Weight-Loss Surgery Center with Centegra Physician Care, will speak about weighing the many options for weight loss and finding a solution that works best for each individual.

Nurse practitioner Tanya Tanzillo will present to attendees information about two weight-loss solutions, Optifast and Optitrim.

“The event demonstrates the full continuum of care offered by Centegra Health System, from prevention, diagnosis and treatment, to follow-up support and ongoing disease management,” said Heydari.

To learn more and to register for the Centegra Weigh Less, Live More Event, visit or call 877-CENTEGRA (236-8347). All ages are welcome. The first 200 to register and attend will receive a free vegetable peeler and a chance to win a health and wellness basket valued at $800.

About Centegra Health System

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 more.

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 Facebook and Twitter or call 877-CENTEGRA (877-236-8347).