Cypress Health Hosting Sessions on Chronic Diseases
Written by Jessica Vallee on Friday, 14 March 2014
The Cypress Health Region is hosting a series of monthly sessions through Telehealth technology for people dealing with chronic diseases.
“The topics are related to chronic disease management and certainly things that folks are interested in. Things that pertain to daily living. The Telehealth sessions are interactive, so folks will be able to do evaluations and tell us what they would like to see for presentations in the future,” said Diabetes Educator, Marlene Deobald, who has been organizing the session’s speakers. “The sessions focus on topic such as activity, making the most of your medication, mind body connection and what your blood pressure means are the first four. The presentations are to provide education for people and make it more accessible, so our goal is to make people more familiar with Telehealth and more comfortable to use it.”
Telehealth means that you can attend an education session in your local community instead of travelling to a different location.
The involved communities are Swift Current, Cabri, Eastend, Gull Lake, Herbert, Leader, Mankota, Maple Creek, Ponteix, Shaunavon.
Here is the schedule:
March 19, 2014 – One Step at a Time
– Discussing the importance of staying active in the management of chronic disease.
April 16, 2014 – Making the Most of Your Medications
– Discussing common medications used to treat chronic diseases, their actions, and how they should be taken.
May 21, 2014 – Mind Body Connection and Power Within
– The connection of your mind and mental well-being in relation to your physical health.
June 18, 2014 – All about Blood Pressure
– How to take blood pressure correctly, what blood pressure can tell you, and how your blood pressure affects your life.
If you would like to attend these sessions in your community call the Cypress Health Region’s regional Telehealth coordinator at 306-778-5444 to register.
“The sessions are held from 1pm to 3pm. They are free to attend, they must register one week in advance,” said Deobald.
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