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News: Learn to spot stroke symptoms, understand your risk at free talk

Neurologist to teach community members how to decrease stroke risk factors

HUNTLEY – Centegra Physician Care neurologist Dr. Timothy Upchurch will help community members understand their risk for stroke at a free lecture from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, May 21 at Centegra Health Bridge Fitness Center-Huntley, 10450 Algonquin Rd. People who plan to attend should call 877-CENTEGRA (236-8347) to register.

Stroke is the fourth leading cause of death in the United States and it can happen to anyone at any age. Upchurch will talk about which risk factors for stroke are controllable. He will also teach people how to spot the symptoms of a stroke because rapid treatment is very important. Upchurch will share ways to live a healthier life to decrease the chance a stroke and its debilitating effects will occur.

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 associates, to meet the needs of the growing McHenry County community. For more information about Centegra Health System visit, search Centegra Health System on Facebook and Twitter or call 877-CENTEGRA (877-236-8347).