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Growing Healthier

Growing Healthier

Join us for FREE programs featuring speakers on important health topics, refreshments, and giveaways.

Whether you are a student, an employee of a local business, or a retiree, it is important for you to be healthy to be able to do what you need to do every day.

All programs are free and open to the public. Programs will be held in the CGH Ryberg Auditorium unless otherwise noted. Registration is appreciated but not required. For more information, please call (815) 625-0400, ext. 5672.





November 15


6 pm

Diabetes Prevention and Management

presented by Jessica Benyo, CGH Diabetes Education Coordinator

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CGH Ryberg Auditorium


View 2016 Past Programs

Childhood Obesity: You Are What You Eat from Your Head to Your Feet

presented by
Chloe Salzmann, MD, FAAP, Pediatrian


Be Heart-Healthy:
Managing Risk Factors

presented by
Peter Toth, MD, PhD, Family Medicine

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Preventing and Managing Back Pain

presented by
Curtis Coyle, DC, CCEP, Chiropractor

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Your Urinary Health

presented by
Dr. Young Song, Urologist and Kevin Rogers, NP

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Innovations of Laparoscopic Surgery

presented by Dr. Jacob Hopping, General Surgeon

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Love on a Leash

presented by Deb Keaschall and Susan Jakobs


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Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome

presented by Dr. Chloe Salzmann, MD

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Joining in the Journey

presented by Erika Adams, Breast Health Navigator, CGH Women's Imaging Center



View 2015 Past Programs


"Bone Health for Life"

presented by Dr. R. Mark Styczynski, Internal Medicine

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"Updates in Cardiovascular Medicine"

presented by Dr. Steven Mackay, Interventional Cardiologist

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"There Could Be More to That Snore: Get the Facts About Sleep Apnea"

presented by Stefanie Woodfall, Nurse Practitioner, Pulmonology and Sleep Medicine

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"Caring for the Skin
You're In"

presented by Rachel Deets, Nurse Practitioner, Dermatology

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"You Don't Have to Live with Varicose Veins"

presented by Dr. Thomas King, Vascular Surgery

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"Today's Healthcare Professionals: Find Out More About Hospitalists, Nurse Practitioners, and Physician Assistants"

presented by Dr. Nancy Tran, Hospitalist; Kayla Bland, Physician Assistant; and Virginia Heal, Nurse Practitioner

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Indy Car race driver 
Charlie Kimball

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"Time for a Colonoscopy?"

presented by Dr. Rahsaan Friend, CGH Gastroenterologist

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Advances in Women's Health Services

presented by
Eliona Corrigan, DO*, radiologist and Erika Adams, RN, breast health navigator

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Viruses and Bacteria:
What's the Difference?
And When Do You Need An Antibiotic?

presented by
Cassie Wiersema, APN, FNP-BC

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