Our Health Education Department offers numerous ongoing classes on a variety of health related topics, with no fee for High Desert Medical Group members. Our mission is to provide quality educational programs to empower our members to prevent, and manage disease in an effort to improve their health and quality of life.
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Learn to live well with heart failure. Class topics include: basics of heart failure, causes, risk factors, symptoms, and self-care guidelines (identifying and managing flare-ups, nutrition, exercise, daily weights, smoking cessation, and goal setting).
Learn the basics of COPD, including causes, risk factors, symptoms, treatment options, managing flare ups, goal setting and self-care guidelines.
Learn the basics of diabetes self-management. Topics include: understanding diabetes, importance of exercise, healthy eating, reducing the risk of complications, and self care guidelines.
This workshop provides attendees with the information and tools needed to manage high blood pressure, and high cholesterol. Learn about causes, risk factors, symptoms, treatments, lifestyle changes and self-care guidelines.
Getting Ready for Joint Replacement Surgery
Getting Ready for Spine Surgery
The Smoking Cessation Program supports a tobacco user’s ability to quit through understanding addiction, identifying triggers, and learning to cope and stay quit. Topics include: benefits of quitting, motivation, stages of change, recognizing triggers, understanding withdrawal symptoms, coping strategies, stress management, nutrition, exercise and goal setting.
This program provides members support from a licensed nurse throughout pregnancy. Educational workshops help participants understand each stage of pregnancy, healthy eating, safe exercises, labor, delivery, breastfeeding and newborn care.
This six month program focuses on overall health and well-being and provides participants with the information, skills and support needed to make healthy lifestyle changes. Sessions cover: Basic nutrition principles, portion control, meal planning, how to read food labels, grocery shopping, eating out, exercise, stress management, problem solving and goal setting. The program offers an on-going monthly
support group with focused topics each month.
An interactive program to help participants learn how to manage arthritis. Learn about the types of arthritis, treatment options, symptom and pain management techniques, and diet and lifestyle changes that can help you live well with arthritis.