AlaskaCare Wellness News | January 2016

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January 2016 | #41

Cervical Health Awareness Month


January is Cervical Cancer Awareness Month. Cervical cancer can often be found early, and sometimes even prevented entirely, by having regular Pap tests. If detected early, cervical cancer is one of the most successfully treated cancers.

If you’re worried about developing cervical cancer, making decisions about treatment, or trying to stay well after treatment, the American Cancer Society has information than can help.

To find out how your plan covers cervical cancer screenings, please review details in your plan document or call Aetna Concierge at (855) 784-8646.

Source: American Cancer Society

What is Vitamin D?


The link between vitamin D and strong, healthy bones was made many years ago when doctors realized that sunlight, which allows you to produce vitamin D, or taking cod liver oil, which contains vitamin D, helped to prevent a bone condition called rickets in children. Today, vitamin D is seen as a vital part of good health and is important not just for the health of your bones.

Learn more about the importance of Vitamin D…

Source: Vitamin D Council

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Gym Discounts for State of Alaska Employees


Do you need help with your fitness resolution this year?

Many gym and fitness providers throughout Alaska provide discounts for ALL State of Alaska employees.

Find the participating gym nearest you…

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Smoking Cessation

Smoking Cessation

If your New Year's resolution is to quit smoking, ActiveHealth Management has resources to assist you. The Smoking Cessation program uses proven methods and real world motivation to help you quit. The program is no extra cost as part of your health plan and it includes eight weeks of nicotine replacement therapy.

Learn more…

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ActiveHealth Online Weight Management

Health Risk Assessment

MyActiveHealth is offering a free online group coaching program—The Weight is Over: How to Start Managing Your Weight and Living Well Today.

This program is a six week series that begins on Tuesday, January 19 at 12pm. Please register ahead of time as space is limited.

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Recipe of the Month: Lemon Dill Chicken

Lemon Dill Chicken

This low-calorie, high-flavor dish uses fresh lemon and dill to create a quick Greek-inspired pan sauce for simple sautéed chicken breasts. Turn it into a healthy meal by serving it with roasted broccoli or asparagus and whole wheat pasta.

Get the recipe…

Source: WebMD

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