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Are you ready for Arizona’s Summer Heat?

Posted May 16, 2014 by Arizona Department of Health Services

Heat killed 139 people in Arizona in 2013. The best way to reduce that number is to be prepared. A new report, “The Trend in Morbidity and Mortality from Exposure to Excessive Natural Heat in Arizona,” shows heat is linked to an average of 118 deaths every year since 2000. It also shows that men…

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Safe children No. 1 priority

Posted August 15, 2014 by Senior Airman MARCY COPELAND

Keeping our children safe is the number one priority for parents, and with all the news involving school violence, how can parents feel more relaxed about dropping their children off at a place that is supposed to be secure and safe? According to the National Safety Council an estimated 200,000 children visit a hospital emergency…

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Six ways to manage health care on-the-go

Posted May 4, 2012 by by Brian Smith

You can manage your family’s health care without being parked in front of your computer all day. TriWest Healthcare Alliance has the mobile tools that let you get to your information whenever and wherever you need. You have your phone with you – why not put it to work? Start at TriWest.com/GoMobile and you can:…

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Urgent care vs. emergency room: Pays to know difference

Posted July 6, 2012 by Courtesy of 56th Medical Group

Choosing the appropriate type of care for a medical condition accomplishes several important things, including: choosing the appropriate level of treatment for the medical condition making the best use of time by selecting medical care wisely ensuring highly specialized, expensive emergency room resources are used efficiently   Urgent care If a condition arises and it…

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SFS turns to traumatic stress expert for help

Posted September 7, 2012 by Airman 1st Class GRACE LEE

Courtesy photo Susan Simons, Under the Shield president, speaks to personnel from the 56th Security Forces Squadron along with members of local law enforcement agencies Aug. 29 at the military working dog kennels on Luke Air Force Base. Simons works with the 56th SFS and local police Wednesdays teaching them how to be mentally prepared…

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Ounce of preventing shin splints well worth it

Posted January 18, 2013 by 56th Fighter Wing Public Affairs

Fitness is a priority at every base in the Air Force and in every career field. Because most Airmen incorporate running into workouts, it is important to protect against shin splints. According to WebMD.com, whether you jog daily or sprint to catch a bus, you are at risk for medial tibial stress syndrome, or shin…

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MHC here to help Airmen

Posted March 22, 2013 by Airman 1st Class GRACE LEE

The mental health clinic is not what it seems to be. It’s not a place to be afraid of, but a place for Airmen and their families to become mentally healthy. The MHC has two roles: helping patients entering the clinic and educating Airmen on ways to handle stress and more, said Staff Sgt. Brett…

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Make safety personal this summer

Posted June 21, 2013 by Staff Sgt. LUTHER MITCHELL Jr.

Courtesy photo A damaged government vehicle awaits repair on Luke Air Force Base. The National Highway Transportation Safety Administration reports that driver distraction, driver fatigue, drunk driving, aggressive driving and weather conditions are the top five causes of motor vehicle-related mishaps. Recent statistics show there has been an abrupt increase in Airmen involved in motor…

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Stay safe this Halloween

Posted October 25, 2013 by Senior Airman GRACE LEE

Senior AirmanGRACE LEE FROM LEFT: Natalia Cardona, 3, Olivia Cardona, 6, and Aleksandra Cardona, spouse of Tech. Sgt. Cayetano Cardona, 56th Maintenance Group programs NCO in charge, look at Halloween costumes Oct. 16 at the Luke Air Force Base Exchange. To keep children safe while trick-or-treating, children under age 12 should be accompanied by an…

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Tips to ‘take to heart’

Posted February 28, 2014 by af.mil

February is American Heart Month with the mission to increase awareness about heart health. Everyday things people can do to increase daily heart-healthy activity: Park further away when visiting the commissary and walk For those sitting at desks, standing for periods of time can increase blood flow, burn calories and assist with energy balance Take…

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