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Losing body fat different than dropping weight

Posted January 30, 2015 by Staff Sgt. Luther Mitchell Jr.

Aaron Anderson, 56th Medical Group dietitian, enters data into the Body Composition Tracking System for the BOD POD at the Health and Wellness Center Jan. 23. The BOD POD measures body composition which is different than weight and body mass index measurements. BMI measurements do not account for muscle mass. The BOD POD measures the…

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MDOS heartbeat of MDG

Posted January 23, 2015 by Airman PEDRO MOTA

The experts say it’s OK not to be OK. The experts say those who get help and don’t give up are the ones who make it through the tough times.

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Phoenix winters still pose threat of sun damage

Posted January 23, 2015 by 56th Fighter Wing Public Affairs and The Skin Cancer Foundation

Summers spent poolside and sunny vacations during winter can do more than provide relaxation. Exposure to the sun’s ultraviolet rays leaves behind lasting damage on the skin – including wrinkles, leathery or sagging skin and brown spots. In fact, more than 90 percent of these visible changes commonly attributed to skin aging are caused by…

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Street Beat

Posted January 23, 2015 by Tech. Sgt. Samuel Jalomo

The 56th Security Forces Squadron handled the following incidents Jan. 12 through 18: Tickets Security forces issued citations for five moving violations and eight nonmoving violations. Traffic-related incidents Jan. 13: Security forces responded to a report of a civilian driving on base with suspended driving privileges. The civilian’s supervisor stated it was an isolated incident…

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Most cervical cancer caught early with regular screening

Posted January 16, 2015 by

January is Cervical Health Awareness Month. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reported that in 2012, eight million U.S. women, ages 21 to 65, reported they had not been screened for cervical cancer in the last five years. Seven out of 10 of those women had a regular doctor and health insurance. While 93…

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Street Beat

Posted January 16, 2015 by Tech. Sgts. Aaron Poirier and Samuel Jalomo

The 56th Security Forces Squadron handled the following incidents at Luke Air Force Base Dec. 30 through Jan. 11: Tickets Security forces issued citations for 20 moving violations and eight nonmoving violations. Traffic incidents Jan. 11: Security forces responded to a report of a vehicle accident at South Gate. There were no injuries. Nonemergency responses…

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‘Hip’ view …

Posted December 19, 2014 by

Airman Pedro Mota Senior Airman Richard Canales and Airman 1st Class Brandi Sullivan, 56th Medical Support Squadron diagnostic imaging technicians, demonstrate taking a radiographic image with a Falcon view Dec. 11 at Luke Air Force Base. The Falcon view is a weight-bearing view of the hip.

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Street Beat

Posted December 19, 2014 by

The 56th Security Forces Squadron handled the following incidents Dec. 8 through Sunday: Tickets Security forces issued citations for seven moving violations and four nonmoving violations. Vehicle accidents Security forces responded to one minor vehicle accident. Nonemergency responses Dec. 11: Security forces responded to a child being left alone when the parent stated the child…

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Safety begins with asking ‘What could go wrong?’

Posted December 12, 2014 by Lt. Col. MICHAEL COWAN

I’m sure most of us have been told to “be safe” at some point either by a commander, supervisor or even a co-worker. This holiday season will probably not be any different. Someone will use this simple phrase in the next few weeks, and it will feel like a cliché to you, but what does…

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Taking care of Airmen: How Air Force mental health services helped an academy leader

Posted December 12, 2014 by

U.S. AIR FORCE ACADEMY, Colo. — Chief Master Sgt. Max Grindstaff, the academy’s command chief, said taking advantage of Air Force mental health support services helps him cope today with the deaths of nine Americans he served with in Kabul, Afghanistan. “I sought counseling because I needed it,” the chief said. “If I feel like…

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