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Firework safety: Leave it to professionals

Posted June 29, 2012 by by Senior Airman Melanie Holochwost

"More fires are reported on July 4 than any other day of the year in the United States. More than half of these fires are caused by fireworks.”

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Resources available at Luke for domestic abuse prevention

Posted June 29, 2012 by by Airman 1st Class Grace Lee

Domestic abuse is a problem that can affect many families, including military families. According to the Defense Department Family Advocacy Program report, victims of domestic abuse include both men and women.

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Downing fluids before running helps keep body hydrated, healthy

Posted June 29, 2012 by by Airman 1st Class Grace Lee

Summer’s here, temperatures are rising and for runners, it is important to stay hydrated to increase performance and prevent illness during and after a run. “When you’re running in a hot environment, you sweat, and as a result your blood volume decreases, so less blood returns to your heart,” said Rachel Perkins-Garner, 56th Medical Group…

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Fit Warrior of the Week – June 29, 2012

Posted June 29, 2012 by

1st Lt. Joe Miller 56th Civil Engineer Squadron Project Management officer-in-charge

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Luke exchange makes good health its business

Posted June 29, 2012 by Courtesy of AAFES

Understanding that a large part of the military’s focus is on a fit mind and body to ensure top performance, the Army & Air Force Exchange Service values the importance of wellness. To that end, the exchange is feeding shoppers’ minds with information. Healthy nutrition options, fitness programs, family activities and overall wellness information are…

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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

Posted June 22, 2012 by

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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