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A six class self-management series starting July 6th

OREM, UTAH (June 25, 2012) -- 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. A new class series will begin on Friday, July 6th from 4 to 6 p.m. at the Orem Community Hospital (331 N. 400 W., Orem). Classes are free but reservations are required.

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.

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 us at www. FaceBook.com/uchealth.

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 at www.twitter.com/uchd or www. FaceBook.com/uchealth.