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Classes start October 13th

SPRINGVILLE, UTAH (September 29, 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 class. Classes begin October 13th and will beheld each Thursday until November 17th from 10 a.m. to noon at the Springville Senior Center (65 E 200 S, Springville).

Classes 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.

Registration is required, and can be made by calling 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.