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December 27, 2007

SIU Med School Offers “Healthy Living” Program

A six-week program, Journey to Healthy Living, is being offered this winter in Springfield by the Department of Internal Medicine at Southern Illinois University School of Medicine.

The program is designed for adults who have on-going or chronic health conditions and need help in managing their overall health.  Individuals who can benefit from the program may include, but not limited to, those with asthma, diabetes, heart or lung disease, high blood pressure, stroke, depression, arthritis, inflammatory bowel disease, cancer and obesity.

The program focuses on working with the health care team, dealing with fatigue and frustration, relaxing and handling stress, eating healthy, setting goals for better health, using medications effectively and increasing energy levels.  It was developed by Stanford University and now is used internationally.  SIU staff trained for the program conducts the workshop meetings.

The program meets 2 - 4:30 p.m. Thursdays, January 17 through February 28, in the SIU Clinics Building, 751 N. Rutledge, Springfield.  Registration is required.  There is a $10 non-refundable fee.  Free parking is available in the Baylis-SIU Clinics parking garage, accessible at Rutledge and Miller Streets.

To register or for more information, call Journey for Healthy Living, 217-545-3881.



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