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Chronic disease and self-management course offered

CentraCare Health System, Long Prairie, is offering a six week Chronic Disease and Self-Management course starting October 10.

This course, taught by two certified registered nurses at CentraCare Health System, Long Prairie, will help participants cope with chronic diseases such as diabetes, heart disease, lung disease or arthritis. The course teaches participants how to manage stress, increase physical activity, manage their medications and have good nutrition, thus enhancing their quality of life.

Topics covered include techniques for dealing with problems such as frustration, fatigue, pain and isolation; exercise for maintaining and improving strength, flexibility and endurance; nutrition; appropriate use of medication; and communicating effectively with health professionals.

The course will be held on Wednesdays from 4 to 6:30 p.m. in the chapel at CentraCare Health System, Long Prairie. It is also open to caregivers of a person with a chronic disease. Cost is $20. Class size is limited to 10 participants. All participants should be committed to attending all six classes.

To register or for more information, call (320) 732-7273.