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Signs of suicidal thoughts

Posted September 12, 2014 by

Always talking or thinking about death Clinical depression — deep sadness, loss of interest, trouble sleeping and eating Having a “death wish” by tempting fate via taking risks that could lead to death such as driving fast or running red lights Losing interest in the things one used to care about Making comments about being…

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Stay fit through season of celebrations

Posted December 5, 2014 by Staff Sgt. NESTOR CRUZ

Tis the season for family get-togethers, office holiday parties and cookie drives. What do these events have in common? Food … lots of food. As people load their plates with cakes and pies, getting a good workout drops on the priority list. Why do people fall into this annual holiday trap? Aaron Anderson, 56th Medical…

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TRICARE revises coverage by screening compound drugs

Posted May 15, 2015 by 56th Aerospace Medicine Squadron

Beginning May 1 Express Scripts, the TRICARE pharmacy contractor, began screening ingredients in compound drug claims to ensure they are safe and effective and covered by TRICARE. This screening process is like the one TRICARE already uses for other prescription drugs, but it will now apply to the ingredients in compound drugs. Compound drugs are…

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Seat belts save lives

Posted June 8, 2012 by by Senior Airman Melanie Holochwost

– Car accidents are the leading cause of death for ages 5 through 34 in the U.S. – More than 2.3 million drivers and passengers were treated in emergency rooms as the result of being injured in car accidents in 2009. – If you’re in the front seat during a crash, wearing a seat belt can improve your…

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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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Eye disorder discovered at Men’s Health Expo

Posted November 2, 2012 by Airman 1st Class GRACE LEE

It was a day like any other when retired Air Force Maj. William Best discovered something new about his health Oct. 12 at the Men’s Health Expo on Luke Air Force Base. The 56th Medical Group held its first-ever MHE with the goal of touching base with men in regard to their health, said Staff…

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Street Beat – February 1, 2013

Posted February 1, 2013 by Senior Airman Christopher VonHatten,

The 56th Security Forces Squadron handled the following incidents Jan. 18 through 24: Tickets Security forces issued citations for nine moving and nine nonmoving violations. Traffic-related incidents Jan. 18: Security forces responded to a major vehicle accident at Super Saber Street and 143rd Avenue. An individual had minor injuries but declined medical treatment. Jan. 24:…

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Fit Warrior of the Week

Posted April 19, 2013 by

Sascha Blasko 56th Medical Group Medical Information Systems NCO-in-charge How do you stay fit? High intensity interval training, long-distance running, lifting weights and maintaining a healthy diet. What drives you to keep working out? Seeing results physically and being able to accomplish workouts with less fatigue. Favorite music to work out to? Rock. Favorite workout?…

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Street Beat – August 16, 2013

Posted August 16, 2013 by Senior Airman Chris VonHatten, 56th SFS

The 56th Security Forces Squadron handled the following situations Aug. 2 through 8: Tickets Security forces issued citations for 16 moving and five nonmoving violations. Traffic-related incidents Aug. 8: Security forces responded to a report of a minor vehicle accident at the intersection of Super Sabre Street and Johnson Lane. There were no injuries. Nonemergency responses Aug….

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Keep holidays happy with safety in mind

Posted December 13, 2013 by Senior Airman GRACE LEE

For many, the holidays are made up of the smell of pine trees, warm eggnog, hot chocolate, Christmas lights, decorations, traveling long distances and being in the company of family and friends. It may be easy to forget how dangerous they can be if safety precautions aren’t taken.

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