AlaskaCare Wellness News | August 2015

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August 2015 | #36

National Immunization Awareness Month


August is National Immunization Awareness Month. Immunizations are not only important for our children's health, but for our health as well.

Immunizations are covered at 100% with no deductible when services are billed by a contracted provider.

Please review the schedule of immunizations covered by your plan.

Children's Eye Health and Safety Month

Eye Exam

It's almost back-to-school time and you are likely prepared with your child's enrollment forms, orientation schedules, and immunizations, but what about their eyes? August is Children's Eye Health and Safety Month—a great reminder for you to get your child's eyes checked before school starts.

Visual screening are covered under your AlaskaCare Employee plan for children every year from age 3 through 6, and at age 8, 10, 12, 15, and 18. If you have enrolled in the Managed Care Vision plan, you may have additional benefits. Please see your health plan booklet for coverage details.

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The Basics of Immunization | August 18

Vaccines are the best defense we have against serious, preventable, and sometimes deadly contagious diseases. This presentation will provide an overview of immunizations, including the benefits as to why immunize and discuss how vaccines prevent disease.

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Exercise of the Month: Single Leg Deadlift


Work on your lower body strength, core strength, and your balance with the AlaskaCare Exercise of the month: the single leg deadlift.

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Recipe of the Month: Chicken and Blueberry Pasta Salad

Pasta salad

Spice up your average pasta salad with…blueberries? It might sound strange, but pasta, chicken, feta cheese and blueberries combine for a light and tasty summer dish.

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Source: Eating Well

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