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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. 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. 

Here are the presentation materials and a podcast recording featuring two of the panelists discussing what chronic diseases are, resources to help manage them and the importance of goal setting. Podcast produced in partnership with Oswego Senior Center.

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. Presentation Materials

Session 3: Know Your Meds: Medication Management

Tuesday, February 26, 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.

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.

Articles

Videos

Websites

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