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Stretching muscles no small matter

Posted August 10, 2012 by Photo and story by Airman 1st Class Grace Lee

There are various opinions out there in the fitness world on whether one should stretch before or after a workout. The answers may vary depending on who you ask, but here’s what the experts at Luke Air Force Base have to say.

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Back-to-School? Don’t Forget This!

Posted August 10, 2012 by By Shari Lopatin

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommend that most children be vaccinated against tetanus, diphtheria, hepatitis B, and measles, mumps and rubella (all in one shot!) All of these diseases can cause serious health problems … and many schools won’t allow children to attend unless they are current on their vaccinations. TRICARE will cover…

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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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Living a ‘balanced’ life…

Posted August 10, 2012 by Staff Sgt. Darlene Seltmann

Master Sgt. Percel Crudup, 56th Medical Operations Squadron surgical services flight chief, demonstrates the Trazer at physical therapy.

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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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Make immune system healthy, strong

Posted August 3, 2012 by by Airman 1st Class Grace Lee

The body’s immune system has many jobs including fighting against bacteria, parasites and fungi. It is also essential in keeping the body healthy from infection. The immune system is made up of a network of cells, tissues and organs that together prevent and defend against attacks to the body, according to Rachel Perkins-Garner, 56th Medical…

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Ouch!

Posted August 3, 2012 by anradmin

Airman 1st Class Joel Dominguez Correa, 56th Medical Operations Squadron ambulance operations, gives Osvaldo Almeida-Sanchez, 15, his hepatitis A and chicken pox vaccines at Luke Air Force Base July 17.

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Airfield management gets call when in-flight, ground emergencies occur

Posted July 27, 2012 by Photo and story by Airman 1st Class Grace Lee

Hundreds of phones ring across Luke AFB each day and sometimes go to voicemail. There is one phone, however, that has to be picked up no matter what. It’s called the primary crash phone and it’s red.

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Mouth guard may save pearly whites

Posted July 27, 2012 by by Senior Airman Phylicia Rosander and Master Sgt. Christine Rodriguez

The Tooth Fairy loves to visit at night and leave money in exchange for teeth that have fallen out, right? But, you wouldn’t want her to visit uninvited just because that hockey stick blind-sided you in the face at yesterday’s game. Now you’re two teeth shy of a perfect grill (smile) because you chose not…

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Keep safety in mind when vacationing

Posted July 27, 2012 by Information compiled by Senior Airman Melanie Holochwost

If you’re planning a vacation in a warm climate, be sure to pack sunscreen, loose-fitting, lightweight clothing, sun hats, sunglasses and a cooler with water.

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