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February 17, 2014

Living with chronic disease is topic of series of free workshops at Overton library sponsored by UT Health Northeast

February 16, 2014

OVERTON – “How to Live with a Chronic Disease,” the first in a series of seven free workshops, will be held from 9:30 a.m. to noon Wednesday, Feb. 19, at the McMillan Memorial Library, 401 S. Commerce St. in Overton.

Each workshop will discuss ways to deal with chronic diseases. Topics are:

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

The remaining workshops will take place on consecutive Wednesdays: Feb. 26, March 5, March 12, March 19, March 26, and April 2. They are sponsored by UT Health Northeast and Texas Health Resources.

UT Health is associated with UT Physicians of Overton, a physician practice located in the Catherine Building, 102 West Henderson St. in Overton.

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

For more than 60 years, UT Health Northeast has provided excellent patient care and cutting-edge treatment, specializing in pulmonary disease, cancer, heart disease, primary care, and the disciplines that support them. UT Health Northeast’s annual operating budget of $138.8 million represents a major economic impact of over $347 million for the Northeast Texas region. Since 2002, scientists in the Center for Biomedical Research have been awarded more than $120 million in research dollars. As the academic health science center for Northeast Texas, its graduate medical education programs – with residencies in family medicine and occupational medicine – provide doctors for many communities throughout the region and beyond. UT Health Northeast is also the program sponsor of the residency program in internal medicine at Good Shepherd Medical Center in Longview.

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