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Lectures to tackle childhood eating habits, cancer risks

CRYSTAL LAKE – Centegra Health System will host two free lectures in September. Community members are welcome to hear Centegra health care experts speak about childhood eating habits and cancer risks.

• “Childhood Eating Hassles: Tips to Help Your Kids Grow Up Healthy” will be from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. Wednesday in the community room at Northern Illinois Special Recreation Association, 285 Memorial Drive, Crystal Lake. Dr. Laura Buthod, a pediatrician with Centegra Physician Care, and Lauren Henke, a clinical dietitian with Centegra Health System, will discuss strategies to avoid overeating, the pitfalls of eating out and the importance of good eating patterns. In addition, participants will observe a healthy, kid-friendly cooking demonstration.

• “Cancer Awareness: Knowing Your Risk” will be from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. Sept. 19 at Centegra Health Bridge Fitness Center-Crystal Lake, 200 Congress Parkway.  September is Ovarian and Prostate Cancer Awareness Month. Shelly Galasinski, a genetic counselor with Centegra Health System, will discuss how Centegra’s genetic counseling program can provide a better understanding of cancer risks. Lora Anderson, an oncology dietitian with Centegra Health System, will discuss what people at a higher risk can do in regard to their diet and lifestyle choices.

Space is limited. To register, call 877-236-8347.

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