Featured Nutrition & Health Impacts

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  • Story: MyCD

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Adults manage chronic disease with MyCD


In New Mexico, patients suffering from chronic conditions such as diabetes, cancer and heart disease got help to manage these potentially life threatening and costly diseases. “Manage Your Chronic Disease” (MyCD) is a program that teaches adults the skills necessary to manage chronic conditions and improve their activity levels and relationships.


The MyCD program is improving participants’ health and reducing their healthcare costs. Last year, the 116 participants reduced their healthcare bills by nearly $83,000.