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Kidney stones: this too shall pass

Centegra Health System will offer a free physician lecture to provide community members information about kidney stones.

Dr. Farnaz Mohammadi, an independent nephrologist on the medical staff at Centegra Health System, will present “Kidney Stones: This Too Shall Pass” from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. Thursday, April 6 at the Centegra Hospital-Huntley Foglia Family Foundation Education Center, 10400 Haligus Road in Huntley, Ill. Space is limited. Registration is required. To register, call 877-CENTEGRA (877-236-8347) or visit centegra.org/lectures.

The number of people in the U.S. who develop kidney stones has been increasing over the past 30 years, according to a recent study published in the Clinical Journal of the American Society of Nephrology. Experts are unsure why. The good news is that there are steps a person can take to help prevent them, such as staying well hydrated. During this lecture, Mohammadi will discuss prevention, causes, symptoms and treatment of kidney stones.

Centegra Health System is committed to meeting the health care needs of the residents of greater McHenry and northern Kane counties and to making services available in multiple and convenient locations, including hospitals in Huntley, McHenry and Woodstock, Immediate and Physician Care CentersCentegra Sage Cancer Center, and Health Bridge Fitness Centers.

As the region’s leading health care provider, Centegra Health System continues to bring the latest treatments and technology, along with the skills of more than 4,300 associates, to meet the needs of McHenry, Lake and Kane counties. For more information about Centegra Health System visit centegra.org, search Centegra Health System on Facebook and Twitter or call 877-CENTEGRA (877-236-8347).