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Centegra offering lectures in August

CRYSTAL LAKE – Community members can hear Centegra health care experts speak about arthritic fingers, back-to-school anxiety and a new weight-loss program during free lectures in August.

• Arthritic fingers: Dr. Kelly Holtkamp, a board-certified orthopedic surgeon on the medical staff of Centegra Health System who specializes in hand surgery, will present the latest treatments for arthritis of the hand and wrist. View samples of artificial finger joints and learn how this surgery can improve patient’s lives by taking the pain out of everyday activities. “Relief for Arthritic Fingers” will be from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. Aug. 5 at Centegra Health Bridge Fitness Center-Crystal Lake, 200 Congress Parkway.

• Back-to-school anxiety: Dr. Zachary Sikora, a licensed clinical psychologist with Centegra Physician Care, will discuss the symptoms a child might be experiencing and the difference between fear and anxiety. Whether a child is starting school for the first time, changing schools or just changing teachers and classmates, Sikora will provide tips to help a child overcome these feelings and look forward to the school year. “Back-to-School Anxiety” will be addressed from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. Aug. 15 at Centegra Health Bridge Fitness Center-Huntley, 10450 Haligus Road. 

• New weight-loss program: Those who have tried to lose weight but have not found a successful solution are encouraged to learn about the Centegra Weight-Loss Institute’s newest program, OPTIFAST. Tanya Tanzillo, a certified nurse practitioner with Centegra Physician Care, will discuss how this medically monitored weight-loss program is more than just a meal replacement product. Learn about the one-on-one and group counseling sessions, the customized fitness plans and how this weight-management program offers long-term results. “OPTIFAST: It’s More than a Shake” will be from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. Aug. 20 at Centegra Health Bridge Fitness Center-Huntley, 10450 Haligus Road. 

Space is limited. Register by calling 877-236-8347.

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