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Two courses offered. Free but reservations required.

PROVO, Utah (March 7, 2011) -- Would you like to 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," self-management classes. Two sets of classes will be offered, one starting March 22nd from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. at the American Fork Fitness Center (454 N. Center) and the second on April 19th from 1 to 3 p.m. at the Utah County Health and Justice Building (151 S. University Ave, Provo). Classes are free but reservations are required.

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

For more information or to sign up please call Rita at 801-851-7083 or Marla at 801-851-7082.

The Utah County Health Department is committed to promoting the health of our community, prevent avoidable disease and injury by monitoring the health of our community, and assuring 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 on at www.twitter.com/uchd or www.FaceBook.com/uchealth.