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May 2021 Member Newsletter

May Is Women’s Health Month

May is Women’s Health Month, and the theme this year, set by the Centers for Disease Control, is Ending the Epidemic and Elevating Women’s Health. This means the focus is on uplifting women to take control of their health and the health of their communities. It is more important now than ever before to make your health a priority. Here are the best ways for women and girls of all ages to celebrate Women’s Health Month.

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A Healthy Heart Starts in the Brain – How Mental and Heart Health Are Connected

We all know that mental health and heart health are important for a person's overall wellness, but did you know that the two are closely tied together? People often assume that stress is the only mental health issue that affects the heart; however, there are actually multiple ways your mental health can directly impact your heart health. May being Mental Health Awareness month is a perfect time to learn about how mental health can affect your heart health, too.

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Now Announcing Neighborhood Resource, Ascension’s Social Services Search Engine!

We are excited to announce that Ascension has launched Neighborhood Resource, a national social support platform, to address social determinants of health needs in our communities. Neighborhood Resource is a website that easily connects people in need with local resources and programs that serve them, with dignity and ease.

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5 Reasons You Should Quit Smoking

According to the Centers for Disease Control, cigarette smoking affects almost every area of the body negatively, and quitting can increase your longevity by years. These facts alone are enough to get one to consider stopping, but here are some more specific examples of why you need to quit from the CDC.

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Skin Cancer Awareness Month

May is Skin Cancer Awareness Month. Skin cancer is the most common cancer in America. That is why it is so important to take precautions regarding sun exposure, and spread awareness to others about the dangers that the sun can pose.

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BCBS Class Action Settlement

You may have recently received a postcard from the Blue Cross Blue Shield Settlement, which said you may be eligible for a claim and payment from the settlement. This is because SmartHealth uses the BCBS Network for its National Network (aka Tier 2) claims. If you are an Associate who received healthcare through Ascension between 2008 and 2020, you were probably sent the postcard.

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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.