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Centegra plans free lectures in February

CRYSTAL LAKE – Centegra Health System will host two free wellness lectures in February.

Community members are welcome to hear physicians speak about carpal tunnel syndrome and blood-thinning medications. Space is limited. Register by calling 877-236-8347.

• Carpal tunnel: Dr. Kelly Holtkamp, an independent orthopedic surgeon on the medical staff at Centegra Health System, will discuss the signs, symptoms and treatment options for carpal tunnel syndrome. “Wave Goodbye to Carpal Tunnel” will be from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. Feb. 4 at Centegra Health Bridge Fitness Center – Crystal Lake, 200 Congress Parkway. After the lecture, Holtkamp will perform free carpal tunnel screenings. Screenings take 10 minutes a person; this event is limited to 14 participants. Registration is required. 

• Blood thinners: While blood-thinning medications help prevent blood clots and can save a life, there are many safety concerns with them. Ron Albertson, a pharmacist at Centegra Health System, will discuss how to prevent bleeding complications from anticoagulants and how Centegra’s anticoagulation clinic can help. “Blood Thinning Medications: What You Need to Know” will be from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. Feb. 28 at Centegra Health Bridge Fitness Center – Crystal Lake, 200 Congress Parkway.

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