Macon County Health Department hosting Chronic Disease Self-Management Program

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DECATUR - The Macon County Health Department is offering a series of classes designed to help people with managing various chronic diseases.

Officials say classes for the Chronic Disease Self-Management Program will begin on August 11.  Classes will be held at the SIU School of Medicine Family Physicians Office in Decatur.  People suffering from high blood pressure, COPD, and other chronic conditions or illnesses are invited to attend to learn new ways of managing their symptoms.

Topics set to be discussed include working with your doctor, managing symptoms, improving communication, tips for eating well, relaxation techniques, dealing with negative emotions, and much more.  For more information about this series of classes, call (217) 423-6988.

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