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May 05, 2014

First in series of seven free healthy living workshops will be held Thursday, May 8, at East Texas Cornerstone Assistance Network

May 2, 2014

Learn how to feel better and enjoy life more even if you have a chronic disease like diabetes at “Healthy Living Workshops,” a series of seven free seminars brought to you by UT Health Northeast and Texas Health Resources.

The first seminar will be held at 5 p.m. Thursday, May 8, 2014, at the East Texas Cornerstone Assistance Network, 200 North Beckham St. in Tyler.

The Chronic Disease Self-Management Program teaches practical skills that enable you to live a healthy life. If you or a loved one has a chronic condition such as diabetes, arthritis, or high blood pressure, this workshop can help your feel better, be in control, and do the things you want to do.

Topics covered in the seminars are:

  • Practical ways to deal with disease symptoms, pain, and fatigue
  • Healthy eating and exercise choices
  • Relaxation techniques and how to handle difficult emotions
  • Evaluating new treatment choices
  • Appropriate use of medications
  • Effective ways to talk with your doctor and family about your health

The remaining six seminars will take place on consecutive Thursdays: May 15, May 22, May 29, June 5, June 12, and June 19.

The seminars are free, but registration is recommended.  Reserve your place by calling (903) 877-8940 or emailing herwanea.lewis@uthct.edu.

For 65 years, UT Health Northeast has provided excellent patient care and cutting-edge treatment, specializing in pulmonary disease, cancer, heart disease, and primary care. Its annual budget of $150 million represents a major economic impact of over $350 million for Northeast Texas. Since 2004, scientists in the Biomedical Research Center have been awarded more than $122 million research dollars. As the university medical center for Northeast Texas, its graduate medical education programs – with residencies in family medicine and occupational medicine – provide doctors for many communities across the state and beyond. It also sponsors the residency program in internal medicine at Good Shepherd Medical Center in Longview. For more information, visit www.uthealth.org.

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