AlaskaCare Wellness News | October 2015

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October 2015 | #38

Breast Cancer Awareness Month

Cancer lady

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Did you know one in eight women will be diagnosed with breast cancer in her lifetime? Are you taking steps to detect the disease in its early stages?

Check out the National Breast Cancer Foundation’s webpage to learn more about breast cancer, creating an early detection plan, and support services available.

Health Fairs in Juneau and Anchorage

AlaskaCare Health Fair

Don’t miss the upcoming health fairs in Juneau on October 10 and in Anchorage on November 7 and 8. Please see the health fair schedule for details including pre-registration requirements.

These events are open to all AlaskaCare Health Plan members and dependents who are 18 and older. AlaskaCare members have an opportunity to receive a variety of blood tests free of charge.

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AlaskaCare Health Coaching Sweepstakes

Health Coach

Have you tried health coaching? AlaskaCare health coaching offerings include lifestyle coaching, chronic condition coaching, and maternity coaching. Whether you’ve never called a coach or you’re already participating in the coaching program, if you call your health coach between October 1 and December 19, you will be entered into a sweepstakes drawing for a chance to win a $50 gift card.

Learn more…

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Group Health Coaching

Health Risk Assessment

MyActiveHealth is offering a free online group coaching program for stress management: Stress Less Live More: Simple Ways to Live a More Balanced Life.

This program is a six week series that begins on Wednesday, November 4 at 12pm. Please register ahead of time as space is limited.

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AlaskaCare Webinar


Managing Your Numbers | October 20

Why are your biometric numbers important and how do you reach ideal ranges? We will discuss how to control and manage your weight, blood pressure, cholesterol, triglycerides, and blood sugar.

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Exercise of the Month: Cat Stretch


Stretching is a great way to destress and loosen up your muscles, particularly after several hours of sitting at a desk. Try the cat stretch to help loosen and strengthen your back muscles after a long day.

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Recipe of the Month: Southwestern Vegetable Chowder


What better way to ease into fall than with warm, comforting, hearty chowder? This healthy take on vegetable chowder includes lower fat and lower sodium ingredients than typical chowder, yet retains the creaminess and flavor you crave.

Get the recipe…

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