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AFSO21 works on reducing ER visits

Posted March 31, 2012 by by Staff Sgt. Darlene Seltmann

Tricare Regional Office West recently identified Luke as having one of the highest emergency room visit rates in Tricare’s western region. Because of the high number of emergency room visits, which average 800 to 900 a month and cost roughly $500,000 during that time, the Air Force Smart Operations for the 21st Century set out…

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Asthma: Serious but controllable

Posted June 22, 2012 by by Dr. Christopher Coop and Marian Budnik RN, CCP

Asthma is a serious condition that can surface without warning. But, asthma can be controlled, thus eliminating dangerous symptoms. Asthma causes inflammation or swelling of the airways in the lungs. Often the person with asthma does not feel this inflammation, but the lungs do. Uncontrolled inflammation (swelling) makes airways more sensitive to asthma triggers such…

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Run to get fit, warrior ready: Keep safety in mind

Posted August 24, 2012 by by Senior Airman C.J. HATCH

Running is part of the physical training test and as such, many people on Luke Air Force Base spend much of their PT time running, whether it be on the track or around the base. Running has many health benefits but done incorrectly can cause injuries ranging from blisters to serious life-threatening circumstances. “Proper footwear…

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Risk factors, warning signs predictors of suicide

Posted December 14, 2012 by TRICARE

Before intervention. Before support. Even before treatment … there is prevention. Tragically, 36,000 lives are lost to suicide each year in the U.S. Tens of thousands more attempt suicide. Every day families, friends, coworkers and neighbors lose someone they care about. Intervention, support and treatment can help, but to get to the heart of suicide,…

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Home-schoolers get healthy at expo

Posted February 22, 2013 by Staff Sgt. CJ Hatch

A home-school student jumps before being tagged during a game of “duck, duck, goose” at the 56th Force Support Squadron Health and Wellness Center. Students visited Luke Air Force Base with the African American Heritage Committee to learn about fitness and get ideas on fun games, workouts they can do by themselves and eating healthy….

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STREET BEAT

Posted June 7, 2013 by Senior Airman Christopher VonHatten,

The 56th Security Forces Squadron handled the following incidents May 24 through 30: Tickets Security forces issued citations for 21 moving and seven nonmoving violations. Traffic-related incidents May 28: Security forces responded to a report of a minor vehicle accident in Bldg. 1130 parking lot. There were no injuries. May 28: Security forces responded to…

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Enemy among us not apparent

Posted October 4, 2013 by Airman 1st Class KELLI LEMONS

The enemy is out there like a sleepless unstoppable force, ever watchful for an opportunity to strike.

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Street Beat

Posted February 7, 2014 by Staff Sgt. Travis Dulworth

The 56th Security Forces Squadron handled the following incidents Jan. 25 through Feb. 2: Tickets Security forces issued citations for 12 moving and 12 nonmoving violations. Traffic-related incidents Jan. 30: Security forces responded to a report of a minor two-vehicle accident and a possible hit-and-run in the parking lot of Bldg. 545. The driver backed…

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Allergy clinic is shot in arm for allergies, more

Posted May 30, 2014 by Airman 1st Class CORY GOSSETT

Airman 1st ClassCORY GOSSETT Airman 1st Class Cassandra Saunders, 56th Medical Operations Squadron allergy immunization technician, gives an allergy test to Katina Fritsch, 56th MDOS advance office clerk, May 12 at Luke Air Force Base. The 56th Medical Group Immunizations and Allergy Clinic serves 92,000 active-duty service members, their dependents and retirees at Luke Air…

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Street Beat

Posted August 29, 2014 by Tech. Sgt. Sean Nichols

The 56th Security Forces Squadron handled the following incidents at Luke Air Force Base Aug. 18 through 24: Tickets: Security forces issued citations for nine moving violations and two nonmoving violations. Traffic-related incidents Aug. 18: Security forces responded to a major vehicle vs. fixed object accident near Bldg. 1124. An individual was transported to West…

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