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New classes start January 7th, February 5th, and March 7th

Would you like to better manage your chronic condition, decrease your pain, decrease you doctors' visits, and enjoy life more? The Utah County Health Department, Utah Arthritis Program, and Mountainlands Association is promoting "Living Well with Chronic Conditions," a six class self-management series. Class are tailored for individuals living with a chronic condition or for those who live with someone with a chronic condition, such as asthma, arthritis, fibromyalgia, cancer, heart disease, emphysema, depression or chronic pain. Subjects covered will include: techniques to combat frustration, fatigue, pain and isolation; appropriate exercise to maintain and improve strength; appropriate use of medications and proper nutrition; techniques to effectively communicate with family, friends, and health professional and guidelines to evaluate new treatments. A new six week class will start on Monday, January 7th from 10 a.m. to noon at the Orem Community Hospital (331 North 400 West). The class is free, but reservations are required, and can be made by calling 801-851-7095.

Another class will start on February 5th, to be held at the American Fork office of the Utah County Health Department (599 South 500 East). This class will also be held from 10 a.m. to noon.

And for central Utah County residents, a class will start March 7th and be held at the Health and Justice Building (151 S. University Ave, Provo) from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m.