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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 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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