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The science behind why you should stop chugging so many energy drinks

Posted December 30, 2016 by Yolanda R. Arrington

We've all seen them before: the cans, small shots and uniquely packaged drinks that promise to give you an energy boost during the most important parts of your day.

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Mouth guards: keeping your smile in check

Posted May 4, 2018 by by Tech. Sgt. ROBERT PENN

Proper mouth protection is essential when playing sports. An appropriately fitted mouth guard is an important piece of athletic gear that helps to prevent injury to teeth and soft tissues in the mouth. According to the American Dental Association, an athlete is 60 times more likely to suffer harm to the teeth when not wearing…

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Cooler weather, holidays bring fire hazards

Posted November 25, 2015 by

The high cost of home heating fuels has caused Americans to search for alternate sources of home heating. The use of wood burning stoves is growing, space heaters are selling rapidly and fireplaces are burning wood and manmade logs. These methods of heating may be acceptable; however, they are a major contributing factor in residential fires. The…

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Secrets of the heart …

Posted April 21, 2016 by Airman 1st Class Pedro Mota

Airman 1st Class Pedro Mota Senior Airman Ashley Cooper, 56th Medical Operations Squadroncardiopulmonary technician, runs an electric cardiogram on Master Sgt.Percel Crudup, 56th MDOS flight surgical services chief, as a practice testat Luke Air Force Base. The ECG looks for abnormalities in heartbeatsthrough electrodes attached to the body.

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Are you resilient enough?

Posted September 1, 2017 by

How capable are you of recovering from life’s misfortunes? Do you have the tools necessary to tackle life’s obstacles? September is Suicide Awareness and Prevention month. The Luke Air Force Base helping agencies have joined forces this month to highlight the importance of equipping yourself with the proper mental, spiritual, social and physical “gear” to…

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DOD launches MilitaryChildCare.com at Luke

Posted October 2, 2015 by Courtesy of 56th Force Support Squadron

Website provides families a single online gateway to military child care Families at Luke Air Force Base will have access to a new Defense Department website Nov. 16 designed to simplify and improve the child-care-request-for-care process. MilitaryChildCare.com provides a single online gateway for families to access military-operated or military-subsidized child care options worldwide across all…

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Red, green can bring on ‘blue’ feelings

Posted December 17, 2015 by Courtesy of 56th Medical Group

The holiday season is here, and often, there is no better time to spend with relatives and carry on family traditions than this time of year. In the United States, Thanksgiving and Christmas are known to be the two most celebrated and happiest days of the year due the social festivities, gift exchanges and gatherings…

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PTSD awareness leads to positive treatment

Posted June 30, 2016 by by J.D. LEVITE

FALLS CHURCH, Va. — Post-traumatic stress disorder can be debilitating in some patients, but thanks to advancements in research and the continued training of mental health providers, treatments are getting better all the time. Maj. Joel Foster, Chief of Air Force Deployment Mental Health, said treating PTSD has improved dramatically in the last 20 years….

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Thunderbolts, trainers kickoff New Year’s wellness challenge

Posted January 10, 2018 by Airman 1st Class Alexander Cook

Thunderbolts at Luke Air Force Base, Ariz., have taken the first step toward self-improvement by beginning the Force Support Squadron’s “New Year, New You” Weight Loss Challenge. 

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MDSS delivers diagnostics

Posted October 29, 2015 by Photos by Airman 1st Class Cory Gossett

Specimens are ready to be spun inside a Beckman Coulter Allegra X-30 Centrifuge. Photos by Airman 1st Class Cory Gossett Airman 1st Class Samuel Lockard, 56th Medical Support Squadron laboratory technician, puts blood vials into the Beckman Coulter Allegra X-30 Centrifuge Oct. 19 at Luke Air Force Base. The Beckman Coulter Allegra X-30 Centrifuge spins…

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