AlaskaCare Wellness News | July 2016

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July 2016 | #47

Fourth of July Safety Tips

Father and son

The Fourth of July is just around the corner, which means many of us will soon be celebrating with fireworks, barbeques, and outdoors activities.

To ensure that you and your family have a safe and happy holiday, the Red Cross has issued some safety tips. Please take the time to review them.

Dental Health Coaching

Dental health

Did you know that problems with your mouth, such as tooth infections, can cause the rest of your body to get sick, too? If you have problems with your teeth or gums, it’s hard to know where to start.

We can help you take action. Call (877) 277-7281 to talk to a health coach today–it’s free and confidential.

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Oral Health, Total Health


As part of a dental benefit through our Oral Health, Total Health program, Moda Health offers additional oral health benefits to individuals diagnosed with diabetes and pregnant women in their third trimester.

To enroll in the program, call (877) 277-7280 or fill out an enrollment form, which can be found on the Moda website.

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Weight Watchers at Work

Weight Watcher's at Work

Several of our Weight Watchers at Work meetings will be starting a new series during the first or second weeks in August.

To learn more about the program and to find out when an Open House is scheduled near you, please see our webpage

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Employee Discounts


Did you know that as a State of Alaska employee, you have access to special discounts? Information on the discounts available can be found here:

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The Buzz About Bones | July 19

Our bones support us and allow us to move. They protect our brain, heart, and other organs, and store minerals that help to keep them strong. How can you take better care of your bones? You’ll learn everything you need to know in this helpful seminar.


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Exercise of the Month: Scissors


This cardio exercise is simple and effective for working your shoulder muscles.

Try it out...

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Recipe of the Month: Grilled Shrimp Souvlaki

Grilled Shrimp

If you’re looking for a new way to enjoy shrimp, try out this recipe. The combination of yogurt-cucumber salad, grilled shrimp, veggies, and whole-grain flatbread is tasty and healthy.

Get the recipe…

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