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Stress management will be topic at Aug. 16 Heart Failure Group Meeting 

ASHLAND, Ky. – Managing – and reducing – stress is the topic of the August meeting of the Heart Failure Support Group, sponsored by the Center for Heart Health of King’s Daughters Heart and Vascular Center.

The Rev. Philip Duncan, chaplain with KDMC’s pastoral care department, is the featured speaker. The Rev. Duncan will discuss managing the daily stresses of life and its impact on overall health.

The Heart Failure Support Group meets at 6 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 16, in Conference Room 4, in the lower level of King’s Daughters Office Park, 835 Central Ave. Meetings are free and open to all persons with heart failure; families and caregivers; and other interested persons. RSVPs are requested and may be made by calling (606) 408-6000.

Each meeting includes both a formal presentation and an opportunity for members to share their experiences and help one another.

The next meeting of the group will take place Sept. 20.

Heart failure affects more than 5 million Americans with about 550,000 new cases diagnosed annually, according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. While there is no known cure, the condition can be managed through medication, lifestyle changes, education and support.

For more information about King’s Daughters services for patients with heart failure, please call the Center for Heart Health at (606) 408-6000 or (606) 408-6462. A physician referral is not required.

 

 

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