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Stop the pop, sugar Be smart, protect pearly whites from acid

Posted April 5, 2013 by Senior Airman PAMELA GRIFFIN

Enamel is the hardest substance in the body and protects the crowns of the teeth; however, it is susceptible to demineralization from acids. Acids are produced when bacteria colonize the tooth surface and metabolize carbohydrates. If this process continues, it may eventually lead to carious lesions, known as cavities, in the enamel and dentin. Soda…

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Running clinic gets Airmen fired up about fitness

Posted July 26, 2013 by Staff Sgt. LUTHER MITCHELL Jr.

Courtesy Photo Marlyn Shults, 56th Aerospace Medicine Squadron exercise physiologist, participates in a spin class with Airmen July 17 at the 56th AMDS Health and Wellness Center. The class is part of the running clinic, a six-week-long program designed to improve fitness test scores. Running is part of the physical training test and as such,…

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Street Beat – November 15, 2013

Posted November 15, 2013 by Staff Sgt. Travis Dulworth,

The 56th Security Forces Squadron handled the following incidents Nov. 3 through Nov. 9: Tickets Security forces issued citations for 18 moving violations. Traffic-related incidents Nov. 7: Security forces responded to a report of a minor traffic accident involving a government-owned vehicle and a privately owned vehicle located at Bldg. 586. One individual was pulling…

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PT challenge: EOD style

Posted March 28, 2014 by Senior Airman JASON COLBERT

JASON COLBERT Capt. Edmund Spivak and Staff Sgt. Joe Hernandez, 56th Civil Engineer Squadron Explosive Ordnance Disposal members, pull an up-armored Humvee, one of the featured events May 2 in the Warrior PT Challenge. In the movie “The Hurt Locker,” actor Jeremy Renner gave the audience a fanciful rendition of what it was to be…

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56th MDG now offering school sports physicals

Posted June 15, 2012 by Courtesy of 56th MDG

It’s that time of year again to schedule children for annual sports physicals. Children enrolled in Family Health or Pediatrics who need an annual sports physical for school should schedule an appointment through the central appointment line at (623) 856-2273 (CARE) for June 21, July 10 or 26, or Aug 7. Appointment times are between…

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Make immune system healthy, strong

Posted August 3, 2012 by by Airman 1st Class Grace Lee

The body’s immune system has many jobs including fighting against bacteria, parasites and fungi. It is also essential in keeping the body healthy from infection. The immune system is made up of a network of cells, tissues and organs that together prevent and defend against attacks to the body, according to Rachel Perkins-Garner, 56th Medical…

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THUNDERBOLT OF THE WEEK – November 9, 2012

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 Senior Airman Grant Shoemaker 62nd Aircraft Maintenance Unit Crew chief Hometown: Seattle Years in service: Four Family: Father, John; mother, Heidi; and brother, Kurt Previous assignments: Cannon Air Force Base, N.M. Inspirations: To be the best I can be Goals: Be successful, rich, travel the world and complete a crazy bucket list with a friend,…

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Two-wheelers not always visible on road

Posted February 8, 2013 by Senior Airman SANDRA WELCH

Luke Air Force Base has more than 420 motorcycle riders. As a rider on Luke, it is required to complete a basic rider’s course. It is also mandatory to wear personal protective gear. It never hurts to be too safe especially with the number of deaths and injuries from motorcycle accidents. In 2012, Luke had…

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Drive hammered, get nailed – twice for military

Posted May 3, 2013 by Airman 1st Class GRACE LEE

Making the choice to drink and drive can negatively affect not only possible victims but also a career, family and future endeavors. For the military member, there is another layer of woes to consider. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, someone in the U.S. dies in an alcohol-related crash every 33 minutes. In…

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Stress management vital to Airmen

Posted August 30, 2013 by Senior Airman GRACE LEE

Everyone has experienced stress. At times it can be overwhelming while in other instances it comes in small spurts. “People often talk about stress as if it is some type of emotion, but in reality, stress is nothing more than the body’s signal that something is needed,” said Capt. Neal Kennington, 56th Medical Operations Squadron…

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