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Most cervical cancer caught early with regular screening

Posted January 16, 2015 by

January is Cervical Health Awareness Month. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reported that in 2012, eight million U.S. women, ages 21 to 65, reported they had not been screened for cervical cancer in the last five years. Seven out of 10 of those women had a regular doctor and health insurance. While 93…

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Street Beat

Posted January 16, 2015 by Tech. Sgts. Aaron Poirier and Samuel Jalomo

The 56th Security Forces Squadron handled the following incidents at Luke Air Force Base Dec. 30 through Jan. 11: Tickets Security forces issued citations for 20 moving violations and eight nonmoving violations. Traffic incidents Jan. 11: Security forces responded to a report of a vehicle accident at South Gate. There were no injuries. Nonemergency responses…

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‘Hip’ view …

Posted December 19, 2014 by

Airman Pedro Mota Senior Airman Richard Canales and Airman 1st Class Brandi Sullivan, 56th Medical Support Squadron diagnostic imaging technicians, demonstrate taking a radiographic image with a Falcon view Dec. 11 at Luke Air Force Base. The Falcon view is a weight-bearing view of the hip.

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Posted December 19, 2014 by

The 56th Security Forces Squadron handled the following incidents Dec. 8 through Sunday: Tickets Security forces issued citations for seven moving violations and four nonmoving violations. Vehicle accidents Security forces responded to one minor vehicle accident. Nonemergency responses Dec. 11: Security forces responded to a child being left alone when the parent stated the child…

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Safety begins with asking ‘What could go wrong?’

Posted December 12, 2014 by Lt. Col. MICHAEL COWAN

I’m sure most of us have been told to “be safe” at some point either by a commander, supervisor or even a co-worker. This holiday season will probably not be any different. Someone will use this simple phrase in the next few weeks, and it will feel like a cliché to you, but what does…

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Taking care of Airmen: How Air Force mental health services helped an academy leader

Posted December 12, 2014 by

U.S. AIR FORCE ACADEMY, Colo. — Chief Master Sgt. Max Grindstaff, the academy’s command chief, said taking advantage of Air Force mental health support services helps him cope today with the deaths of nine Americans he served with in Kabul, Afghanistan. “I sought counseling because I needed it,” the chief said. “If I feel like…

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Posted December 12, 2014 by Tech. Sgt. Aaron Poirier,

The 56th Security Forces Squadron handled the following incidents Dec. 1 through 7: Tickets Security forces issued citations for 11 moving violations and one nonmoving violation. Vehicle accidents Security forces responded to two minor vehicle accidents. Nonemergency responses Dec. 1: A child was left at school when it was not communicated from the step mother…

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Stay fit through season of celebrations

Posted December 5, 2014 by Staff Sgt. NESTOR CRUZ

Tis the season for family get-togethers, office holiday parties and cookie drives. What do these events have in common? Food … lots of food. As people load their plates with cakes and pies, getting a good workout drops on the priority list. Why do people fall into this annual holiday trap? Aaron Anderson, 56th Medical…

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Keep holiday sweet tooth in check

Posted December 5, 2014 by Staff Sgt. REBECCA ESCAJEDA

Assorted sweets are a big attraction on display in stores and are advertised in television commercials. Despite the effort to escape purchasing them and knowing they’re not healthy, people still tend to crave, buy and gobble them up.

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Posted December 5, 2014 by Tech. Sgt. Aaron Poirier

The 56th Security Forces Squadron handled the following incidents Nov. 24 through Dec. 1: Tickets Security forces issued citations for two moving violations and one nonmoving violation. Vehicle accidents Security forces responded to one minor accident. Nonemergency responses Nov. 28: Security forces responded to a report of shoplifting at Bldg. 1540. An individual was detained for…

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