Adults Dealing With Chronic Health Issues

Statistics show that six out of ten adults in the United States are living with a chronic health condition. For those 55 and older the number jumps to nearly eight out of ten.
Gina Lucus with the University of Missouri Extension Center says chronic conditioning is different from an acute condition.

Lucas says management is an important component of dealing with a chronic condition.

She says there are tools to help address the symptoms, which include techniques to deal with problems such as frustration, fatigue, pain and isolation, and more.

Lucus says to visit your nearest Extension Center for information on programs developed by Stanford University and offered by the University of Missouri Extension.

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