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A self-management class for adults, families and friends who either have or live with someone who has a chronic condition.

(November 4, 2010) -- Enjoying the holidays can be a struggle for anyone, but for those with a chronic disease it can be an even greater challenge. To help, the Utah County Health Department, Utah Arthritis Program, and Mountainlands Association is promoting "Living Well with Chronic Conditions," self-management classes. Two class sessions will be available. The first series will start November 10th and from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m., with a second series running concurrently starting November 17 from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. Both classes will be held once a week for six weeks at Utah County Health and Justice Building, 151 S. University Avenue, room 2601, in Provo.

Class sessions will be held once a week for six weeks and are free to individuals living 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.

Classes are free but reservations are required. For more information or to sign up please call Rita at 801-851-7083 or Patty at 801-851-7528.

The Utah County Health Department seeks to promote health, and prevent avoidable disease and injury by monitoring the health of our community, and assuring conditions in which people can be healthy. For details about UCHD programs or services, please visit www.UtahCountyHealth.org or call 801-851-7000. Or you can follow the UCHD at Twitter or be a fan on Facebook.