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Health screenings for men vital to stay cancer, disease free

Posted June 15, 2012 by By Shari Lopatin

Prostate cancer is the most common cancer in men, regardless of age or ethnicity, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. So for Father’s Day this year, which is Sunday, why not encourage the men in your life to get tested? “Prostate cancer screening means looking for cancer before it causes symptoms. This…

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Protecting skin from sun full time job

Posted August 3, 2012 by By Senior Airman C.J. Hatch

The sun in Arizona beats down almost all year long. The thing that brings many people to the state can also be harmful to one’s health if precautions are not taken. According to the Skin Cancer Foundation’s website www.skincancer.org, more than 3.5 million cases of skin cancer are diagnosed each year in the U.S. More…

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Three months, 30 pounds, one happy diabetic

Posted November 16, 2012 by Staff Sgt. C.J. HATCH

Tom McAtee is no stranger around Luke Air Force Base. He’s the guy who ensures office printers and copiers work. However, what many people don’t know is that a few months ago he was diagnosed with diabetes. While he hasn’t told many people, recently McAtee’s physical changes have caught the eye of many. That makes…

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First dental visit for children comes early

Posted February 8, 2013 by Senior Airman LETITIA EISS

It’s never too early to care for a child’s teeth. Properly caring for children’s teeth and gums can prevent many dental issues such as cavities and gum disease. Dental health starts at a very early age. The first dental visit should coincide with the child’s first birthday. This allows the dentist to look for dental…

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STREET BEAT

Posted May 10, 2013 by Senior Airman Christopher VonHatten,

The 56th Security Forces Squadron handled the following incidents April 26 through May 2: Tickets Security forces issued citations for 25 moving and eight nonmoving violations. Traffic-related incidents April 29: Security forces responded to a report of a major vehicle accident on the Maj. Troy Gilbert Memorial Bridge. A patient was transported to West Valley…

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Street Beat – September 6, 2013

Posted September 6, 2013 by Staff Sgt. Travis Dulworth,

The 56th Security Forces Squadron handled the following incidents Aug. 23 through 29: Tickets Security forces issued citations for nine moving and four non-moving violations. Traffic-related incidents Aug. 26: A civil arrest was made on a military member who caused an accident while driving under the influence eastbound on Interstate-10. There were no injuries. Aug….

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TRICARE ends walk-in admin services at Luke

Posted January 24, 2014 by JIM GARAMONE

WASHINGTON — TRICARE military health plan service centers will end administrative walk-in services in the United States on April 1, Pentagon officials said. While the 189 facilities, including the one at Luke Air Force Base, will stop taking walk-ins, beneficiaries can accomplish any administrative task online or by phone, said Army Col. Steve Warren, Pentagon…

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Teens learn to say ‘No’ to booze

Posted May 9, 2014 by Senior Airman GRACE LEE

Senior Airman Grace Lee Capt. Sonja Raciti, 56th Medical Operations Squadron clinical psychologist and Alcohol and Drug Abuse Prevention and Treatment program manager, gives Josh Anane, 14, son of Master Sgt. Fred Anane, 56th Maintenance Group wing plans, scheduling and documentation superintendent, guidance on which cone to walk to April 25 at the 56th Force…

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Silver Wings Pool offers workout options

Posted August 8, 2014 by 2nd Lt. TANYA WREN

What does a young Airman, pregnant woman and retiree have in common? All three of them need to be fit and healthy to live a long and happy life.

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Street Beat

Posted October 17, 2014 by Tech. Sgt. Aaron Poirier

The 56th Security Forces Squadron handled the following incidents Oct. 6 through 12 at Luke Air Force Base: Tickets Security forces issued citations for eight moving violations and two nonmoving violations. Traffic-related incidents Oct. 9: Security forces responded to a report of a vehicle vs. fixed object hit and run at the intersection of Bong Lane…

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