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Airfield management gets call when in-flight, ground emergencies occur

Posted July 27, 2012 by Photo and story by Airman 1st Class Grace Lee

Hundreds of phones ring across Luke AFB each day and sometimes go to voicemail. There is one phone, however, that has to be picked up no matter what. It’s called the primary crash phone and it’s red.

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Mouth guard may save pearly whites

Posted July 27, 2012 by by Senior Airman Phylicia Rosander and Master Sgt. Christine Rodriguez

The Tooth Fairy loves to visit at night and leave money in exchange for teeth that have fallen out, right? But, you wouldn’t want her to visit uninvited just because that hockey stick blind-sided you in the face at yesterday’s game. Now you’re two teeth shy of a perfect grill (smile) because you chose not…

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Keep safety in mind when vacationing

Posted July 27, 2012 by Information compiled by Senior Airman Melanie Holochwost

If you’re planning a vacation in a warm climate, be sure to pack sunscreen, loose-fitting, lightweight clothing, sun hats, sunglasses and a cooler with water.

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Vehicle GPS units: What everyone needs to know

Posted July 27, 2012 by Courtesy of af.mil

We love our cars. We become dependent on them. We rely on our cars to not only get us to and from work but in many cases to tell us how to get where we want to go.

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Luke experts train local firefighters on suicide prevention

Posted July 20, 2012 by Story and photo by Senior Airman Melanie Holochwost

A sudden increase in the firefighter suicide rate resulted in two experts from Luke Air Force Base spreading their suicide-intervention knowledge throughout local fire departments in the Phoenix area.

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Drinking water report released

Posted July 20, 2012 by Courtesy of 56th AMDS

The Luke Air Force Base 2011 annual Consumer Confidence Report on drinking water quality was released July 9 by the 56th Aerospace Medicine Squadron Bioenvironmental Engineering Flight. The Environmental Protection Agency requires this report be available to the consuming public. The consumer confidence report describes the presence of contaminants that may be in the drinking…

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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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Stay safe while grilling

Posted July 20, 2012 by by Senior Airman Melanie Holochwost

In 2009, more than 17,700 people were treated in emergency rooms because of injuries involving grills.

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How does high blood pressure cause stroke?

Posted July 13, 2012 by by Shari Lopatin

Did you know that one in every three U.S. adults has suffered from high blood pressure, a major risk factor for stroke? And, stroke is the third leading cause of death in the U.S. Those facts came straight from the American Stroke Association and the National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute. The relationship between stroke…

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Staying active keeps heart healthy, prevents disease

Posted July 13, 2012 by by Airman 1st Class Grace Lee

Staying active doesn’t just help get or keep weight off; it helps lower the chances of getting weight-related diseases. It also can improve one’s sleep, self esteem and ability to handle everyday stresses. Unfortunately, not everyone leads an active lifestyle and the consequences of an inactive lifestyle may increase the risk of developing heart disease….

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