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Two classes start soon

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.

Two classes will start soon. The first will be on Tuesdays at 1 p.m. starting July 9th going through August 13th at the Utah County Health Department American Fork Office (599 South 500 East). The second will be on Thursdays at 10 a.m. at Orem Community Hospital (331 North 400 West) starting July 11th and going through August 15th. Classes are free, but registration is required. For more information or to sign up please call Marla at 801-851-7082. For details on this and free classes offered by the UCHD, please see www.UtahCountyHealth.org or follow our social media channels at www.UtahCountyHealth.org/SocialMedia.

Living Well With Chronic Disease