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On the ball…

Posted June 29, 2012 by Airman 1st Class Devante Williams

Airman 1st Class Mark Gilden, 56th Civil Engineering Squadron structures, performs leg stretches June 13 using a medicine ball during physical therapy at the 56th Medical Group Clinic.

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Asthma: Serious but controllable

Posted June 22, 2012 by by Dr. Christopher Coop and Marian Budnik RN, CCP

Asthma is a serious condition that can surface without warning. But, asthma can be controlled, thus eliminating dangerous symptoms. Asthma causes inflammation or swelling of the airways in the lungs. Often the person with asthma does not feel this inflammation, but the lungs do. Uncontrolled inflammation (swelling) makes airways more sensitive to asthma triggers such…

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Fit Warrior of the Week June 22, 2012

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Airman 1st Class Rebecca Murphy 310th Aircraft Maintenance Unit Avionics technician 1. How do you stay fit? I do a combination of things like P90X, Insanity and Turbo Fire. I also use the base gym for weight lifting, cardio and abs. 2. What drives you to keep working out? I honestly enjoy it. I like…

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Luke 1 speaks out on DUI

Posted June 22, 2012 by by Capt. Tristan Hinderliter

In November 2006, Brig. Gen. JD Harris, 56th Fighter Wing commander (a colonel at the time), was attending National Defence College in New Delhi, India, accompanied by his wife, Heather, and son, John.

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‘Back’ basics

Posted June 22, 2012 by Staff Sgt. Jason Colbert

Kate Watkins, Luke Air Force Base Health and Wellness Center contracted physical therapist, instructs Tech. Sgt. Troy Ares, 107th Air Control Squadron quality assurance specialist, on a proper lifting technique during a back pain seminar in the combat PT center June 14 at Luke Air Force Base. Lack of flexibility and improper lifting techniques are…

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Strong families plan for change

Posted June 15, 2012 by by Brian Smith

Bumps, cuts and bruises are all part of any child’s life. Dealing with deployments and multiple moves and school changes are all part of a military child’s life. As a result, parents strive for consistency. They want safety and happiness. But what do you do when the family gets bumped, cut and bruised along the…

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Monsoons, more than rain clouds, dust storms

Posted June 15, 2012 by by Senior Airman C.J. Hatch

Starting today, things in Arizona can get a little bit electric, the sky will darken, the wind will pick up and liquid will fall from the sky. The Arizona Monsoon season officially starts today, bringing with it those little black rain clouds that can quickly escalate into full blown thunderstorms. According to the National Weather…

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Health screenings for men vital to stay cancer, disease free

Posted June 15, 2012 by By Shari Lopatin

Prostate cancer is the most common cancer in men, regardless of age or ethnicity, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. So for Father’s Day this year, which is Sunday, why not encourage the men in your life to get tested? “Prostate cancer screening means looking for cancer before it causes symptoms. This…

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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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Smiles make long days worth it

Posted June 15, 2012 by by Maj. Jessica Martin and Capt. Elizabeth Magnusson

Reserve and Guard members from 10 units including the 944th Fighter Wing recently wrapped up a deployment to the Dominican Republic where they provided nonstop medical, dental and optical care.

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