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February 2020 Member Newsletter

American Heart Month

February is American Heart Month, making it a good time to raise awareness about heart health and to urge others to adopt healthier habits. According to the Office of Disease Prevention and Health Promotion, heart disease is the leading cause of death for both men and women in the United States. Every year, 1 in 4 deaths is caused by heart disease. That’s why health organizations are working harder than ever before to educate people about the importance of heart health. How can you prevent heart disease?

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Best Bang for Your Buck: Why You Should Choose In-Network Care

Looking for ways to save money when it comes to your health care benefits? One of the most important ways you can save money is by choosing in-network care. This means you are getting care from a provider that is part of Ascension’s Tier 1 network. By selecting an Ascension Network (Tier 1) provider, you’ll receive the highest level of coverage at the lowest out-of-pocket cost. You should double-check that the doctor you want is also a part of the network.

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Eating Fish With Omega-3 Fatty Acids: How This Can Help Improve Your Health

Sometimes just adding a few changes to your diet can make a huge difference for your health. It can be as easy as incorporating the right vitamins into your daily routine. If you want to give a boost to your health, then you should start eating more fish with omega-3 fatty acids. According to the American Heart Association, research has shown that omega-3 fatty acids can reduce your risk of heart disease and stroke.

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The Way of the Future: 4 Ways Technology Can Affect Your Health

As the years go on, technology continues to move forward and advance. It has had a substantial impact on the health field as a whole. These impacts are both positive and negative. On one hand, technology has allowed people to access a wealth of knowledge about their health. On the other hand, it has also given people a reason to stay inside staring at their screens instead of being active.

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IMPORTANT: Medical and Pharmacy ID Card Access

Medical and pharmacy ID cards may not arrive until after January 1, 2021. Access your ID cards digitally with the ABS member portal and app.