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Aug 1, 2013 7:47 PM by French Hospital Medical Center

How to manage chronic disease

Living with a long-term health condition is much different from living well. There are techniques, however, that allow people with chronic disease to manage symptoms and improve their circumstances. A series of free classes offered by French Hospital Medical Center this summer will teach people methods that will help them successfully control aspects of ongoing conditions.

Healthier Living: Your Life, Take Care developed out of research conducted by the Stanford University School of Medicine. Participants in those programs often showed significant improvement in self-management of their health. The six classes focus on several important topics including:

  • How to manage symptoms
  • Suitable exercise
  • Successful methods of coping with fatigue, pain and isolation
  • Managing depression
  • Nutrition
  • Appropriate use of medications
  • Communicating effectively with family, friends and health professionals
Although the classes are free, those wishing to attend should call (805) 542-6268 to reserve a space. Friends, family members and caregivers are welcome.
August 2, August 9, August 16, August 23, August 30, September 6, 2013 from 1:00 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. at the Pacific Medical Plaza located at 1941 Johnson Avenue, Suite LL3 in San Luis Obispo.

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