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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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Civic leaders lean in …

Posted April 28, 2016 by Senior Airman James Hensley

Senior Airman James Hensley Members of the World President’s Group listen to different heartbeats through stethoscopes during a facilities tour April 21 at Luke Air Force Base. The group, made up of civic leaders from the local community, toured the base to learn more about Luke’s mission.

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Secrets of the heart …

Posted April 21, 2016 by Airman 1st Class Pedro Mota

Airman 1st Class Pedro Mota Senior Airman Ashley Cooper, 56th Medical Operations Squadroncardiopulmonary technician, runs an electric cardiogram on Master Sgt.Percel Crudup, 56th MDOS flight surgical services chief, as a practice testat Luke Air Force Base. The ECG looks for abnormalities in heartbeatsthrough electrodes attached to the body.

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April is National Alcohol Awareness Month

Posted April 21, 2016 by Courtesy of UnitedHealthcare

The National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism estimates that in 2010, alcohol misuse problems cost the United States $249.0 billion dollars. TRICARE covers Substance Use Disorder Treatment when prior authorization is obtained and within TRICARE limits. If you are having trouble with substance use or abuse or have any questions about these programs or…

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Talk. Test. Treat.

Posted April 21, 2016 by by Staff Sgt. TAKIAH CHRISTENSEN

Many of us have heard the phrase “April Showers bring May Flowers.” Along with providing rain, the month of April also serves as the designated month to bring awareness to Sexually Transmitted Diseases. STDs are infectious diseases that spread from person to person through intimate contact including oral and anal sex. STDs can affect men…

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Children’s Dental Health

Posted April 14, 2016 by by SSgt Erica Faria

Developing good habits at a young age along with regular dental visits will help children have healthy teeth and gums. Dental health issues can cause children to miss hours of school every year, which is why the dental squadron would like to increase awareness about oral health and foster the importance of good home care….

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Talk early, talk often to children about drugs

Posted April 7, 2016 by by Maj. DAPHNEY BREWTON

The need to provide meaningful education on the dangers of underage drinking and drug use at Luke Air Force Base has never been greater and parents play a significant role. As children get older and alcohol and drugs enter the picture, parents are faced with a unique set of challenges. They can simply sit back…

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Punching out for the day …

Posted April 7, 2016 by Photo by Senior Airman Devante Williams

Senior Airman Devante Williams Senior Airman Adrian Cook, 56th Security Forces Squadron patrolman, spars with a trainer March 12 during a training session at Sentosa Martial Arts in Avondale. Cook trained more than three hours with different instructors in order to receive a black belt in Muay Thai, a form of martial arts.

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Parents can’t be in the trunk

Posted March 24, 2016 by by JAMES YANG-HELLEWELL

April is focused on the child; Month of the Military Child and abuse prevention. It is also a good time to focus on the goal of good parenting. Several questions parents might ask are: Into what sort of adult do I want my child to grow? Is parenting just about good behavior? Or, do I…

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Study for TRICARE users helps smokers kick habit

Posted March 24, 2016 by

Have you tried everything to quit smoking? TRICARE Beneficiaries now have a new resource to help them called the The Freedom Smoking Quitline. If qualified, participants will have a two-times better chance at quitting smoking. The Freedom Smoking Quitline is a National Institutes of Health-funded research study, co-sponsored by the 59th Medical Wing and University…

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