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Two simultaneous sessions, one starting September 25 and the second October 18

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 Wednesdays at 10 a.m. starting September 25th going through October 30th at the Utah County Health Department American Fork Office (599 South 500 East). The second will be on Fridays at 1 p.m. at the Utah County Health and Justice Building (151 S. University Ave, Provo) starting October 18th and going through November 22th. Classes run about two hours and 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

The Utah County Health Department is committed to promoting the health of our community by preventing avoidable disease and injury by monitoring the health of our community to assure conditions in which people can be healthy. For information on UCHD programs or services, please visit www.UtahCountyHealth.org or call 801-851-7000. You can also now follow the UCHD at www.FaceBook.com/uchealth, www.pinterest.com/uchd , or www.twitter.com/uchd