Thursday, April 14, 2011

Living Well with Chronic Conditions


Want to decrease your pain, decrease your doctors’ visits, & enjoy life more? The Utah Arthritis Program is promoting Living Well with Chronic Conditions, a self-management program. Classes are given 2 1/2 hours, once a week, for 6 weeks, in community settings. People with different chronic health problems all attend together. Classes are conducted by two trained leaders; one or both with a chronic disease themselves. Anyone with an ongoing condition such as asthma, arthritis, chronic joint pain, fibromyalgia, cancer, diabetes, kidney disease, high blood pressure, high cholesterol, heart failure, COPD or emphysema, depression, chronic pain or others.

Subjects covered include:
1)       Techniques for frustration, fatigue, pain & isolation
2)     Appropriate exercise to maintain & improve strength
3)      Appropriate use of medications  &  proper nutrition
4)     Communicating effectively with family, friends & health professionals
5)     How to evaluate new treatments

For more information call Rebecca at
801-538-9340 or check the Utah Arthritis Program at:  www.health.utah.gov/arthritis/CDSMP

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