Health & Safety

Immunizations protect stages of life

Posted September 1, 2016 by Courtesy of Tricare.mi

LUKE AIR FORCE BASE, Ariz. — Immunization typically starts at birth, but the protection they provide lasts a lifetime. At 2-months old, infants begin receiving a series of six primary immunizations that protect against disease. These diseases can spread in a variety of ways. Flu and other diseases spread through the air or on surfaces….

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November: Warrior Care Month

Posted November 19, 2015 by Courtesy of www.afmedicine

This year’s theme for Warrior Care Month is “Show of Strength.” On Nov. 5, 2008, then Secretary of Defense Robert Gates established November as Warrior Care Month. He said Warrior Care Month is a, “Defense Department-wide effort aimed at increasing awareness of programs and resources available to wounded, ill, and injured service members, their families,…

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Pre-op standards

Posted February 11, 2016 by Photos by Airman Pedro Mota

Vazquez wears sterile gloves while keeping her hands above waist level. Anything below the waistline is considered unsterile in the field of surgery. Rosdon Rada, 56th Medical Operations Squadron general surgery technician, and Senior Airman Baronica Vazquez, 56th MDOS medical technician, place a sterile sheath on a hyfrecator Jan. 15 at Luke Air Force Base….

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T-Plus patients benefit from civilian network

Posted June 2, 2016 by Courtesy of 56th Medical Support Squadron

The 56th Medical Group strives to provide all beneficiaries with the absolute best care, and their health is our number one priority. Due to continued provider manpower constraints, the 56th MDG has had to make necessary enrollment adjustments. In order to continue to meet patient needs and expectations accessing primary care services a review was…

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Green Dot: Take small steps to prevent violence

Posted May 5, 2016 by 56th Medical Operations Squadron

Luke Air Force Base will begin Phase II of Green Dot’s strategy to prevent interpersonal violence starting this month. “Green Dot is a civilian initiative the Air Force is adopting with a tiered approach to outreach and prevention,” said Maj. Daphne Brewton, 56th Medical Operations Squadron ADAPT program manager and Luke Air Force Base Green…

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Cybersecurity: Are you safe?

Posted October 22, 2015 by by Senior Airman JAMES HENSLEY

October is Cybersecurity Awareness Month when Airmen need to refresh themselves on safety tips for keeping personal and work information safe. “Cybersecurity Awareness Month is about getting the word out to Airmen reminding them to be aware of what they are putting out there,” said Staff Sgt. Kevin Scheel, 56th Communications Squadron cybersecurity technician. “Airmen…

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ALS students are ‘dogged’ by 56th SFS

Posted December 17, 2015 by Photos by Senior Airman James Hensley

Senior Airman Eric Burrell, 56th Civil Engineer Squadron electrician, is bitten by Maxo, 56th SFS MWD, during a demonstration for ALS students. Senior Airman Sean McFadden, 56th SFS Military Working Dog handler, searches a suspect while under watch from Maxo, 56th SFS MWD, during a demonstration for students attending Airman Leadership School Dec. 15 at…

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Help offered for state of mind

Posted May 5, 2016 by by PRERANA KORPE

FALLS CHURCH, Va. — Nearly one in five adults, or 43 million Americans, has a diagnosable mental disorder, according to the National Institute of Mental Health. Contrary to many other brain disorders, effective treatments are available for mental disorders. May is Mental Health Awareness Month, a time of year to bring awareness to mental health…

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Be informed, plan, prepare for disasters

Posted September 11, 2015 by by Airman PEDRO MOTA

While the greater Phoenix area is considered a low-risk area for natural disasters, according to national disaster databases, it is wise to be prepared for longer than expected power outages due to monsoons. National Preparedness Month is a month dedicated to increasing the number of individuals that understand how to prepare and perform possible actions…

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Carefully counting capsules …

Posted January 14, 2016 by Photo by Senior Airman Grace Lee

Senior Airman Grace Lee Airman 1st Class Cole Broomfield, 56th Medical Support Squadron main clinic pharmacy technician, counts capsules using a spatula and tray to refill a prescription at Luke Air Force Base. Luke pharmacy technicians dispense medications, consult patients and refill approximately 700 prescriptions daily.

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