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Make plan when changing baby’s diet

Posted June 1, 2018 by by RENA LEVERT

Does your baby seem to be wanting more and more breast milk and/or formula and still isn’t getting full? Do they reach for your food when you are eating? Your baby may be ready for an exciting new milestone. Here are some guidelines to know when to start, what to start with and more. Signs…

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Stigma of mental health shrinking with understanding

Posted June 1, 2018 by

Stigma of mental health shrinking with understanding More and more, awareness of mental health issues and recovery, is decreasing the stigma often associated with receiving treatment and services. Through prevention and outreach efforts, more and more people are beginning to normalize seeking assistance through counseling and psychoeducational groups. With the recent uptick in deployments, members…

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Luke expedites patient results with network-approved CT scanner

Posted May 21, 2018 by Airman 1st Class Aspen Reid

Over the past two years, radiology personnel at Luke Air Force Base, Ariz., have saved the Air Force time and money since they began using the first secured network-approved computed tomography scanner. The CT scanner allows the 56th Medical Group personnel to process scans here instead of sending patients off-base to have scans accomplished, effectively…

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Mouth guards: keeping your smile in check

Posted May 4, 2018 by by Tech. Sgt. ROBERT PENN

Proper mouth protection is essential when playing sports. An appropriately fitted mouth guard is an important piece of athletic gear that helps to prevent injury to teeth and soft tissues in the mouth. According to the American Dental Association, an athlete is 60 times more likely to suffer harm to the teeth when not wearing…

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Human performance training facility continues to progress

Posted April 16, 2018 by Airman 1st Class Alexander Cook

A team of highly trained professionals from Luke Air Force Base, Ariz., known as the Human Performance Team, have taken strides in the development of the Tactical Integrated Training and Nutrition (TITAN) Arena.

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Smoothie Bike

Posted April 16, 2018 by

  Air Force photograph by Senior Airman Devante Williams Airmen from the 62nd Aircraft Maintenance Unit participate in blending their own smoothie on a smoothie bike presented by the 56th Medical Group health promotions at Luke Air Force Base, Ariz., April 5, 2018. The 56th MDG is celebrating National Nutrition Month by inspiring Thunderbolts to…

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Dental readiness

Posted April 11, 2018 by

Dental readiness is affects mission readiness. The Luke AFB dental clinic reminds you to brush, floss, and rinse!

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Thunderbolts are reminded to ‘See Something, Say Something’ about suspicious activity

Posted April 4, 2018 by

Have you ever been on or near the base and noticed something that just didn’t look right, but didn’t quite know what to do? In an effort to highlight the role that all personnel have in insuring installation security and the importance of reporting vulnerabilities or suspicious activity, Air Force officials are urging all personnel…

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Luke medic administers life-saving aid after car crash

Posted February 12, 2018 by Senior Airman Ridge Shan

On Jan. 16, 2018, Staff Sgt. Geoffrey Rigby, 56th Medical Operations Squadron physical therapy technician at Luke Air Force Base, Ariz., was sitting in his truck at the intersection of Dysart Ave. and Indian School Rd. in Glendale, Ariz., waiting on a red light.

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Luke celebrates National Children’s Dental Health Month

Posted February 5, 2018 by Airman 1st Class Caleb Worpel

Air Force photograph by Senior Airman Devante Williams Airmen from the 56th Dental Squadron show children how to properly brush their teeth during their visit to the base library at Luke Air Force Base, Ariz., Feb. 15, 2017.The 56th Dental Squadron is celebrating National Children’s Dental Health Month and wants to educate parents on how…

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