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News: Wellness lectures focus on heart disease and sleep

Centegra Health System will host free health lectures in May. Community members are welcome to hear physicians speak about the prevention and treatment of heart disease and the importance of sleep to their heart health. Space is limited and light refreshments will be served during the lectures. Register by calling 877-CENTEGRA (877-236-8347).

Heart disease continues to be a major cause of death in greater McHenry County. Take action and become educated on the top 10 tips on heart health protection. Dr. Shiva Gupta, an internal medicine physician with Centegra Primary Care, will explain the importance of knowing blood pressure, cholesterol, weight and more to keep a heart at its healthiest. The lecture “Top 10 Things to Know About Heart Disease” will be conducted from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, May 11 at Centegra Health Bridge Fitness Center-Huntley, 10450 Algonquin Road.Getting a good night’s sleep can also improve heart health. Join Dr. Firas Dairi, an independent specialist in pulmonary and sleep medicine on the medical staff at Centegra Health System, as he explains the link between sleep apnea and heart disease. Learn ways to reduce the risk of heart conditions and get a better night’s sleep at “The Importance of Zzzs in Heart Health” from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, May 18 at Health Bridge Fitness Center-Crystal Lake, 200 East Congress Parkway.

Centegra Health System is committed to meeting the healthcare 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 Primary Care centers, Centegra Sage Cancer Center, Health Bridge Fitness Centers and more. As the region’s leading healthcare 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.

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