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Ten grand to cure acne?

Posted April 13, 2012 by Lt. Col. Scott Suckow

The other day I was sifting through a stack of mail at home and noticed a letter from TriWest. It turned out to be an Explanation of Benefits from my kid’s recent trip to the neighborhood pharmacy. Most people probably don’t open them — much less read the fine print — on these statements, but…

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Fit Warrior of the Week – June 29, 2012

Posted June 29, 2012 by

1st Lt. Joe Miller 56th Civil Engineer Squadron Project Management officer-in-charge

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‘Deadly Quartet’ harmful to health

Posted September 7, 2012 by Courtesy of TriWest Healthcare Alliance

You may have heard of musical quartets, some of them famous singing groups (Beatles, anyone?). But did you know one particular quartet can be harmful to your health? It’s known as the “four chronic conditions”— or the Deadly Quartet. And when this group of health issues comes together, the last thing you’ll hear is music….

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Firefighters rely on good nutrition

Posted December 21, 2012 by Senior Airman SANDRA WELCH

Most would think the highest risk for firefighters would be fire related. However, that’s not the case. “The number one killer of firefighters is heart disease,” said Marty Yates, 56th Civil Engineer Squadron health assistant chief and safety officer. “Proper nutrition, cardio, strengthening and rest can help lower the risk.” Aaron Anderson, 56th Aerospace Medicine…

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Eating healthy food keeps gray matter ‘in pink’

Posted March 1, 2013 by Airman 1st Class GRACE LEE

Eating the right foods not only affects a person’s physical performance, but also the brain’s performance. Leslie Dana-Kirby, 56th Medical Operations Squadron clinical psychologist, said the human brain is responsible for all thinking, reasoning, memory, judgment and decision-making. It also controls fundamental life functions such as hunger, thirst, sleeping, breathing and temperature regulation. As well…

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Street Beat – June 14, 2013

Posted June 14, 2013 by Senior Airman Christopher VonHatten,

The 56th Security Forces Squadron handled the following incidents May 31 through June 13: Tickets Security forces issued citations for 35 moving and eight nonmoving violations. Traffic-related incidents June 3: Security forces responded to a report of a minor vehicle accident adjacent to Bldg. 998. There were no injuries. June 3: Security forces responded to a…

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Street Beat – October 11, 2013

Posted October 11, 2013 by Staff Sgt. Travis Dulworth

The 56th Security Forces Squadron handled the following incidents Sept. 30 through Oct. 4: Tickets Security forces issued citations for seven moving and one nonmoving violations. Nonemergency responses Sept. 30: Security forces administered a breathalyzer test to an on-duty Airman who was escorted to Bldg. 179. The individual blew a .170 blood alcohol concentration. Sept….

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Get doc’s opinion on how to treat low back pain

Posted February 14, 2014 by 56th MDG

Low back pain is number one in the top ten diagnoses seen by providers at the 56th Medical Group. There are two classifications of back pain: Acute back pain, which lasts up to 12 weeks in duration, or chronic back pain, which lasts more than 12 weeks. Approximately 98 percent of acute low back pain…

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Beat the heat, check the back seat

Posted May 24, 2012 by by Senior Airman Melanie Holochwost

Never leave kids alone in a hot car, even briefly. Always check the front and back seats of the car before you lock it and leave. Put your purse, briefcase, or something else you need by the car seat so you don’t...

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Staying active keeps heart healthy, prevents disease

Posted July 13, 2012 by by Airman 1st Class Grace Lee

Staying active doesn’t just help get or keep weight off; it helps lower the chances of getting weight-related diseases. It also can improve one’s sleep, self esteem and ability to handle everyday stresses. Unfortunately, not everyone leads an active lifestyle and the consequences of an inactive lifestyle may increase the risk of developing heart disease….

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