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Portion control and healthy ways to manage it

Posted May 18, 2012 by by Airman 1st Class Grace Lee

With the rate of obesity rising and portion sizes growing, what is a person to do? In today’s society portion sizes are not what they once were. When McDonald’s first opened in 1955 they only had a 7-ounce soft drink, according to Aaron Anderson, Aerospace Medicine Squadron Health and Wellness Center dietitian. Today, McDonald’s serves…

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Dental lab puts teeth into work

Posted July 13, 2012 by Story and photo by Senior Airman C.J. Hatch

The sounds of drills and suction tubes strike fear in many people, but in the 56th Dental Squadron, not everyone makes patients cringe.

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Improved system puts bug in ear about referrals

Posted September 21, 2012 by Courtesy of the 56th Medical Group

The Military Health System recently implemented a new referral reminder system for patients assigned to Luke Air Force Base Outpatient Clinic primary care managers who have a referral for specialty care. The new referral reminder system, implemented in July, will help identify incomplete referrals and improve receipt of medical records by the clinic after specialty…

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Portion control #1 for losing weight

Posted January 25, 2013 by SHARI LOPATIN

You’ve changed the foods you eat to include more fruits and veggies. You’ve cut back on the soda and you’ve started exercising three times a week. And yet, you’re not losing weight … or at least, you’re not losing enough. Why? It really all boils down to two very small, but significant words: portion control….

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April: Child Abuse Prevention Month

Posted March 29, 2013 by SHARON KOZAK

Saving children from abuse phone call away Americans are more aware than ever of the tragedy of child abuse. The national and local media carry daily reports of children who have been beaten, imprisoned, starved, burned or sexually and emotionally abused. Shopping carts, milk cartons, billboards, newspapers all carry the message that children should tell…

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If it’s not life or death, make an appointment

Posted July 12, 2013 by Staff Sgt. C.J. HATCH

Over use and improper use of emergency rooms and urgent care facilities are a large drain on the budget available to the 56th Medical Group. The 56th MDG leaders have spent a good amount of time identifying how they can help Luke Air Force Base members and their families better understand and address this issue….

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Like bikes? Here’s how to ride on base

Posted November 1, 2013 by Capt. RYAN DECAMP

It’s that time of year. Temperatures drop and around-the-clock needs for air conditioning evaporate into the fading memory of summer. Many Arizonans trade horse power for human power – the kind driven by two legs and two wheels.

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Street Beat

Posted March 21, 2014 by Staff Sgt. Travis Dulworth, 56th SFS

The 56th Security Forces Squadron handled the following incidents March 3 through 15: Tickets Security forces issued citations for 20 moving and five nonmoving violations. Traffic-related incidents March 3: Security forces responded to a report of a minor two-vehicle accident in the Bldg. 1124 parking lot. There were no injuries. March 11: Security forces responded…

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New rules for safety during monsoon season

Posted June 27, 2014 by Senior Airman MARCY COPELAND

Staff Sgt. C.J. Hatch Lightning strikes over the White Tank Mountain Range Aug. 26, 2013, during a thunderstorm as seen from the end of the runway. Residents of Luke Air Force Base and the surrounding area were treated to nature’s light show, high winds and heavy rain. June 15 marked the beginning of monsoon season…

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Women’s support group to end domestic violence

Posted September 19, 2014 by Senior Airman GRACE LEE

Courtesy photo It can start unexpectedly maybe with a few harsh words that escalate into throwing an object or being physically hurt or hurting someone in the heat of the moment. To prevent and treat domestic violence for women, the 56th Medical Operations Squadron Family Advocacy program has a support group called the Women’s Emotions…

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