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T-Plus patients benefit from civilian network

Posted June 2, 2016 by Courtesy of 56th Medical Support Squadron

The 56th Medical Group strives to provide all beneficiaries with the absolute best care, and their health is our number one priority. Due to continued provider manpower constraints, the 56th MDG has had to make necessary enrollment adjustments. In order to continue to meet patient needs and expectations accessing primary care services a review was…

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One foot in front of the other

Posted June 2, 2016 by by Maj. ELIZABETH MAGNUSSON

Being one of the Air Force’s new cadre of F-35 Lightning II instructor pilots and pulling multiple G-forces daily puts a toll on one’s body, however, that’s nothing compared to running a 100-mile race through rugged terrain. Maj. Peter Cossette, 944th Fighter Wing F-35 instructor pi¬lot, ran the Zion 100 Mile Ultra Marathon along the…

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Satellite pharmacy lobby closes for facelift

Posted May 5, 2016 by by Maj. SHANE MARTIN

The Luke Air Force Base Satellite Pharmacy will undergo renovations June through September requiring the pharmacy lobby to close during the construction. The drive-thru will be open for prescription pick up only. During this time, the pharmacy, located in Bldg. 1514, west of the Luke Air Force Base Exchange parking structure, the 56th Medical Group…

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Green Dot: Take small steps to prevent violence

Posted May 5, 2016 by 56th Medical Operations Squadron

Luke Air Force Base will begin Phase II of Green Dot’s strategy to prevent interpersonal violence starting this month. “Green Dot is a civilian initiative the Air Force is adopting with a tiered approach to outreach and prevention,” said Maj. Daphne Brewton, 56th Medical Operations Squadron ADAPT program manager and Luke Air Force Base Green…

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AF family shares experience with child’s autism

Posted May 5, 2016 by by PRERANA KORPE

FALLS CHURCH, Va. — Four-year-old Dawson Stock loves music and instruments; his mother says he is obsessed with the violin. He knows the alphabet forward and backward and is ready to read. Dawson is teaching himself the sign-language alphabet. He knows his numbers and how to add. Dawson is a high-functioning child. This was not…

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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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