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Lower risk for heart disease

Posted February 1, 2013 by SHARI LOPATIN

One out of every four women dies from heart disease in the U.S., according to the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute. It’s the top killer of U.S. women and men. Heart disease begins with damage to the lining inside the heart’s arteries. Certain factors contribute to this damage, including smoking, high cholesterol, high blood…

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Sexual Assault Awareness Month under way

Posted April 12, 2013 by Staff Sgt. Nestor Cruz

Staff Sgt. Nestor Cruz Brig. Gen. Mike Rothstein, 56th Fighter Wing commander, signs the Sexual Assault Awareness Month ribbon during an opening ceremony in Flag Park April 3 at Luke Air Force Base. The theme for this year’s awareness month is “We own it. We’ll solve it … Together.” The commander encouraged supervisors and leaders…

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Take huge steps to better health — rethink sugary drinks

Posted August 9, 2013 by Staff Sgt. LUTHER MITCHELL

  There is no shortage of diets on the market nowadays. There are low-fat diets, low-carb diets and many more, each with their own unique benefits. However, watching what you drink is just as important as what you eat when it comes to successful dieting. “It is easy to consume plenty of calories just through…

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Street Beat

Posted November 22, 2013 by Staff Sgt. Travis Dulworth, 56th SFS

The 56th Security Forces Squadron handled the following incidents Nov. 10 through 16: Tickets Security forces issued citations for two moving violations. Traffic-related incidents Nov. 12: Security forces responded to a report of a report of a minor traffic accident involving a government-owned vehicle and a fixed object at Bldg. 1240. An individual backed into…

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Use responsible drinking guideline ‘0-0-1-3’

Posted April 4, 2014 by by Staff Sgt. DAMIAN COOPER

Many people would agree that in today’s society alcohol has been commercialized to the point one would believe drinking is a rite of passage, much like learning to drive. Alcohol is typically portrayed in commercials as a party enhancer, as a means to become instantly cool, or as an indispensable relaxation aide. However, the most…

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Street Beat

Posted July 25, 2014 by Staff Sgt. Travis Dulworth

The 56th Security Forces Squadron handled the following incidents July 15 through 20: Tickets Security forces issued citations for seven moving violations. Traffic-related incidents July 19: Security forces conducted a traffic stop for erratic driving and speeding, and detained a civilian driver for suspicion of underage drinking and driving while impaired. Glendale police responded and took…

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Colorectal cancer survivor visits Luke during awareness month

Posted March 26, 2012 by Airman 1st Class Devante Williams

March is National Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month, which calls attention to the disease and recognizes those who lost their lives due to it. However, it’s also a time for survivors to communicate to those currently battling the cancer and provide guidance on how to survive the disease. DeeDee Tart…

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Strong families plan for change

Posted June 15, 2012 by by Brian Smith

Bumps, cuts and bruises are all part of any child’s life. Dealing with deployments and multiple moves and school changes are all part of a military child’s life. As a result, parents strive for consistency. They want safety and happiness. But what do you do when the family gets bumped, cut and bruised along the…

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Back-to-school: watch out for kids on roads

Posted August 10, 2012 by by Senior Airman C.J. HATCH

Every August thousands of children ages 5 to 18 take to the streets early morning and afternoon. School is back in session which means school busses, teenage drivers and a lot of safety concerns. “This time can be exciting for children,” said Ben Bruce, 56th Fighter Wing Ground Safety manager. “There is a mass exodus…

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Problem gambling, addiction disrupts life

Posted November 30, 2012 by Staff Sgt. JASON COLBERT

Many addictions plague society, and service members are not exempt. Alcoholism, smoking, illegal drug use and pornography often come to mind. With casinos continuing to pop up and online gaming readily available, gambling addiction is a growing problem that adversely affects many lives. Problem gambling is a behavior that causes disruptions in any major area…

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