Exceptional Nurses: Doing Far More Than Expected

Being a nurse involves caring for patients and their families, demonstrating confidence at all times and thinking critically on a daily basis. Learn how a few nurses in our region go beyond what they’re “supposed” to do.

How Orthopedic Surgery is Solving Problems

Now that minimally invasive procedures are the norm, patients are recovering more quickly from orthopedic injuries and illnesses. Learn how far the field has come, how greatly patients’ lives are impacted by successful surgeries, and where orthopedics research is headed.

The Compassionate Side of Surgery

There are two sides to every surgery. Evaluate the perspective of a patient versus a surgeon as they discuss how compassionate care and innovative technology lead to better outcomes.

Information for Women: Be Proactive About Your Health

Both breast cancer and heart disease affect many women, and new treatment techniques are improving outcomes considerably. Learn what you should do when something seems out of the ordinary.

How Regional Experts are Curing Cancer

Cancer care is more advanced today than ever before. Patient outcomes look more and more favorable, and the credit goes to a variety of medical professionals and even patients themselves. Learn how medical experts in our region play a part in curing care.

Surgical Advancements That Improve Our Lives

Surgery still can be scary for a patient, but with the major advancements that have happened over the past half-century, operations are now safer than ever before.

Cause for Hope: The Bold New Word in Cancer Treatment

Take hope in new technologies, treatments and surgeries that are catching cancer earlier and increasing the odds of survival for those diagnosed with this terrible disease.

Health Tips: Celebrate the Season Without the Weight Gain

Maintaining your weight during the holiday season is tough, what with all that rich, heavy food around. Tiffanie Young, of Centegra Health System, offers pointers on how to eat smart and have fun.

Five Tips for Staying on a Healthy Track

Getting in shape and staying healthy this winter doesn’t have to be a chore. Lindsay Boeke, at Centegra Health Bridge, in Crystal Lake and Huntley, shares a few easy ideas.

How Kids’ Bad Habits Lead to Health Crises

Those little habits you learn as a kid could come back to bite you as an adult. Learn from these experts why it’s so important to teach kids healthy habits, before they become a statistic.