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  • Heart failure education forum scheduled

  • People suffering from congestive heart failure are invited to learn how to live with and manage their condition.
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  • People suffering from congestive heart failure are invited to learn how to live with and manage their condition.
     Lake Regional Health System will host the free informational forum “Living with Congestive Heart Failure” at 10 a.m. Thursday, Sept. 19, in the hospital’s third floor conference rooms.
     Topics will include an overview of heart failure, how to manage CHF through diet and exercise, how to recognize the signs of an impending flare up, and what patients should expect if they are hospitalized. The free seminar will be hosted by Jo Fogarty, R.N., C.H.P.N; Kim Farris, R.N; Angel Frisbie, R.N; and Jordan Teeple, M.S., R.D., L.D.
     “Although it is impossible to prevent all CHF re-admissions, Lake Regional is working to empower patients with education about their own health status and how to make informed decisions,” Fogarty said. “The biggest takeaway for individuals with CHF will be a new-found confidence and ability to have increased control over their own well-being, enabling them to enjoy a better quality of life.”
     The program is free, but registration is required. Visit lakeregional.com/events to register, or call 573-348-8222 for more information.
     Lake Regional offers a variety of educational programming topics during the year, such as diabetes, heart disease and childhood obesity. Several health fairs and screenings also are held annually throughout the lake area. For information on upcoming events, visit lakeregional.com/events. 
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