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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. Rush Copley health care professionals presented a series of programs to discuss strategies for empowering you to get well and live the healthiest life possible.

Session 1: What is Chronic Disease?

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. Presentation Materials | Podcast Recording

Session 2: Prevention & Care

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. Presentation Materials | Podcast Recording

Session 3: Know Your Meds: Medication Management

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. Presentation Materials | Podcast Recording

Session 4: Resources for Coping and Support

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. Presentation Materials | Podcast Recording

Podcasts produced in partnership with Oswego Senior Center.

Additional Resources

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

Articles

Videos

Websites

Cookbook

Don't Pass the Salt! Check out this low salt/low sodium cookbook from the American Association for Heart Failure Nurses.

Drug Disposal Locator

Easily locate a safe medication disposal site near you.