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Managing Chronic Health Conditions

Health Talks: Tools and Tips for Managing Chronic Health Conditions

Managing a chronic health condition like diabetes, heart disease, asthma, or cancer can take a huge toll on your quality of life; however, having the right tools and information to effectively manage these conditions can help. Join Rush Copley healthcare professionals for a series of programs as they discuss strategies for empowering you to get well and live the healthiest life possible. Q & A session with physicians, nurses and other members of our care team will follow each presentation. Light refreshments and giveaways. All programs will be held at Rush Copley Heart Institute, 2088 Ogden Avenue, Aurora. Space is limited, registration is required.

Session 1: What is Chronic Disease?

Tuesday, September 25, 2018 – 6 to 8 p.m.
Learn risk factors for chronic disease, what it means to have a chronic disease, and how your lifestyle and relationship with your doctor impact your condition and overall health. 

Session 2: Prevention & Care

Tuesday, November 13, 2018 – 6 to 8 p.m.
Understand the importance of preventive care as it relates to managing your condition between office visits. Know your numbers, how to effectively communicate with your doctor, and become familiar with your insurance coverage. Register Online or call 866-4COPLEY (1-866-426-7539).

Session 3: Know Your Meds: Medication Management

Tuesday, January 29, 2019 – 6 to 8 p.m.
Join our panel of pharmacists and care providers to discuss the importance of adhering to correct dosage and timing of medication, how to manage side effects and become aware of possible interactions between medications, and how to properly store and dispose of medication. Register Online or call 866-4COPLEY (1-866-426-7539).

Session 4: Resources for Coping and Support

Tuesday, March 26, 2019 – 6 to 8 p.m.
Dealing with a chronic condition can be challenging. Learn about resources for coping with chronic illness, building a supportive team, understanding disease progression, and having crucial conversations with loved ones. Register Online or call 866-4COPLEY (1-866-426-7539).

Additional Resources

Here are some additional resources to help you learn more about managing a chronic condition.

Podcast

Listen to Dr. John Davine, Family Practitioner, and Cheryl Ipema, Director, Clinical Integration and Care Coordination, discuss what chronic diseases are, resources to help manage them and the importance of goal setting. Produced in partnership with Oswego Senior Center. Listen to podcast-->

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