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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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Temporary gym ups game with new equipment

Posted February 18, 2016 by Story and photo by Staff Sgt. GRACE LEE

One may think the Luke Air Force Base Bryant Fitness Center is closed since the perimeter of the gym is surrounded by a fence, but it’s open and fitted with new equipment. “To get to the gym’s temporary entrance, walk toward the Combat PT Center, and you’ll see two trailers in the front as well…

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National Children’s Dental Health Month

Posted March 1, 2017 by Senior Airman Devante Williams

Air Force photograph by Senior Airman Devante Williams Airmen from the 56th Dental Squadron show children how to properly brush their teeth during their visit to the base library at Luke Air Force Base, Ariz., Feb. 15, 2017.The 56th Dental Squadron is celebrating National Children’s Dental Health Month and wants to educate parents on how…

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Luke expedites patient results with network-approved CT scanner

Posted May 21, 2018 by Airman 1st Class Aspen Reid

Over the past two years, radiology personnel at Luke Air Force Base, Ariz., have saved the Air Force time and money since they began using the first secured network-approved computed tomography scanner. The CT scanner allows the 56th Medical Group personnel to process scans here instead of sending patients off-base to have scans accomplished, effectively…

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2016 FEHB open season effective through Dec. 14

Posted November 25, 2015 by by Janis El Shabazz

The 2016 Open Season for the Federal Employees Health Benefits Program, the Federal Employees Dental and Vision Insurance Program, and the Federal Flexible Spending Accounts Program runs through Dec. 14. During open season employees and retirees will have the chance to review their current plans and make any changes they desire. For the first time,…

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April is National Alcohol Awareness Month

Posted April 21, 2016 by Courtesy of UnitedHealthcare

The National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism estimates that in 2010, alcohol misuse problems cost the United States $249.0 billion dollars. TRICARE covers Substance Use Disorder Treatment when prior authorization is obtained and within TRICARE limits. If you are having trouble with substance use or abuse or have any questions about these programs or…

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Health assessments ensure F-35 crew chiefs are fit to fight

Posted September 6, 2017 by

It was a regular day on the flightline at Luke Air Force Base, Ariz.

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Military members at higher risk of being affected by TBI

Posted September 6, 2018 by by Airman 1st Class LONTESHA ELLIS

Traumatic Brain Injury Awareness Month is a time to educate individuals on the importance of prevention and treatment of these types of injuries. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, every year 153 people in the United States die from injuries that include TBI. Military service members are deployed to areas where they…

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