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Make immune system healthy, strong

Posted September 7, 2012 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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Cervical cancer: Four unknown risks

Posted January 18, 2013 by SHARI LOPATIN

You might know that getting regular Pap tests is the number one way to protect against cervical cancer … but are you at high risk? Cervical cancer occurs most often in women older than 30 years, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. It used to be the leading cause of cancer death…

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Cyber threats: Are you secure?

Posted March 8, 2013 by

Cyber threats are an ever-increasing issue in today’s technological environment — both at home and at work. Adversaries are constantly and tirelessly looking to capitalize not only on vulnerabilities in our computers and networks, but also in our vigilance to protect them and the information contained therein. All users must maintain an ongoing awareness of…

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Alcohol increases chances of injury during critical days

Posted June 14, 2013 by Staff Sgt. LUTHER MITCHELL Jr.

Summertime is almost here. The smell of barbecue is in the air. Children are out of school, and it’s the perfect time to plan a getaway. Summer is all about having fun, and throwing back a few cold ones is a common way to beat the heat. The Critical Days of Summer Campaign, from Memorial…

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Domestic Abuse Hotline Online: 623-255-3487

Posted October 18, 2013 by Courtesy of 56th MDOS

Luke Air Force Base has a Domestic Abuse Victim Advocate service available 24/7 that’s free and confidential. Individuals can call and get questions answered regarding domestic violence without having to disclose identifying information. Purpose: To help serve victims and potential victims of domestic abuse Eligibility: Limited to active-duty members and their spouses, although other Luke…

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Teens learn signs of dating violence

Posted February 21, 2014 by Senior Airman JASON COLBERT

February is the month in which relationships in general are celebrated. It’s also Teen Dating Violence Awareness and Prevention month. The 56th Force Support Squadron Youth Center has teamed up with the 56th Medical Operations Squadron Family Advocacy office to offer information for teens and parents on teen dating violence. They have put together events…

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LAFB water gets report card

Posted June 13, 2014 by 56th AMDS BEE

The 56th Aerospace Medicine Squadron Bioenvironmental Engineer Flight released the Luke Air Force Base 2013 Annual Consumer Confidence Report on drinking water quality May 20. The Environmental Protection Agency requires this report be available to the consuming public. The CCR describes the presence of contaminants that may be in the drinking water and any health…

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Keep sports safe

Posted September 12, 2014 by Staff Sgt. Luther Mitchell Jr.

Playing sports is fun and it helps people keep in shape and relieve stress. However, if one is not careful, playing sports can result in injuries that keep Airmen on the sideline and out of work. “The main cause of sports-related injuries is over aggressive play and people going beyond their comfort level and limits,”…

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Luke automated switchboard service

Posted June 1, 2012 by anradmin

An automated system is currently in place to posture Luke for the termination of live switchboard services. When callers dial (623) 856-1110, 896-1110, or 0, they will be introduced to the automated service. Developed call trees will continue to be monitored and modified as customer feedback is received. A list of “Quick Reference” phone numbers…

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Fiber plays important role in digestion, cancer prevention

Posted July 20, 2012 by by Airman 1st Class Grace Lee

When thinking of a balanced diet, carbohydrates, proteins, fats and dairy may come to mind, but what about fiber? According to Rachel Perkins-Garner, 56th Medical Group registered nurse, fiber, which is also called roughage or bulk, is the plant foods that your body can’t digest or absorb, unlike fats, proteins and carbohydrates. Perkins-Garner said there…

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