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Portion control and healthy ways to manage it

Posted May 18, 2012 by by Airman 1st Class Grace Lee

With the rate of obesity rising and portion sizes growing, what is a person to do? In today’s society portion sizes are not what they once were. When McDonald’s first opened in 1955 they only had a 7-ounce soft drink, according to Aaron Anderson, Aerospace Medicine Squadron Health and Wellness Center dietitian. Today, McDonald’s serves…

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Scanning for errors

Posted May 18, 2012 by Staff Sgt. Darlene Seltmann

Staff Sgt. Evelyn Baxter, 56th Medical Support Squadron ultrasound technician, performs a thyroid scan on Airman 1st Class Quenterous Harris, 56th MDSS diagnostic imaging apprentice, during an appointment at the medical center here Apr. 23. The lab at Luke provides a wide range of services such as x-rays, ultrasounds, mammography…

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National Women’s Health Week around corner

Posted May 11, 2012 by by Capt. Helena Guerra

The 13th annual National Women’s Health Week kicks off Mother’s Day, Sunday, and runs through May 19. The theme for this year is “It’s Your Time,” acknowledging that most women are busy taking care of everyone else leaving little time for their own physical and mental health. Therefore, the focus of the National Women’s Health…

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Without batting an eye

Posted May 11, 2012 by Staff Sgt. Darlene Seltmann

Airman 1st Class Taylor Leblanc, 56th Aerospace Medicine Squadron Optometry technician, receives a slit lamp examination to check ocular heath at the clinic Apr. 12. The slit lamp is an instrument consisting of high-intensity light that can be focused to shine a thin sheet of light into the eye.

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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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Dental benefits for use of natural sweetener

Posted May 4, 2012 by by Senior Airman Ana King

We have all been through them – those annual dental check-ups. While waiting for your name to be called you try to do a brief recollection of your oral hygiene routine. It may go a little something like this: brushed teeth, check; flossed this morning, check. But did you know that oral hygiene is not…

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To the point

Posted May 4, 2012 by Photo by Staff Sgt. Darlene Seltmann
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Reserve program there for those who need help

Posted April 20, 2012 by Courtesy of 944th Fighter Wing Public Affairs

Rona Barrett, a TV personality, once said, “The healthy, the strong individual, is the one who asks for help when he needs it, whether he has an abscess on his knee or in his soul.” Today we are living in stressful times and it’s not always easy to maintain our resiliency, sometimes we need to…

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24/7 domestic abuse hotline now at Luke

Posted April 20, 2012 by Courtesy of 56th Medical Operations Squadron Family Advocacy

Luke Air Force Base has a new domestic abuse victim advocate available 24/7. There is no charge and the call is confidential. Individuals can call and have questions answered regarding domestic violence without disclosing identifying information about themselves or partners. Purpose? To help serve victims and potential victims of domestic abuse. Eligibility? Limited to active-duty…

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Ten grand to cure acne?

Posted April 13, 2012 by Lt. Col. Scott Suckow

The other day I was sifting through a stack of mail at home and noticed a letter from TriWest. It turned out to be an Explanation of Benefits from my kid’s recent trip to the neighborhood pharmacy. Most people probably don’t open them — much less read the fine print — on these statements, but…

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