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Exchange resolves to promote healthier living

Posted February 28, 2014 by Chris Ward

According to Statistic Brain, more than 35 percent of Americans have already broken their New Year’s resolutions. The Army & Air Force Exchange Service is doing its part to make it easier for troops, and their families, to maintain their “bottom lines” when making dining choices on and off duty. The Exchange School Meal Program,…

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TRICARE Nurse Advice Line offers health care guidance

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TRICARE beneficiaries in the continental U.S., Alaska and Hawaii can now access the Nurse Advice Line to receive health care guidance and advice. The service, launched in April 2014, offers professional help by phone at a moment’s notice, officials said. “Our mission at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center is to provide patient-friendly access to…

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Environmental Management, 31st TES team to educate about wildlife

Posted July 27, 2012 by by Staff Sgt. David Wilson

Air Force photograph by Jet Fabara Edwards Air Force Base Environmental Management and the 31st Test and Evaluation Squadron visited the Base Exchange July 19 in an effort to educate the...

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412th Medical Group to undergo AAAHC Accreditation and AF Health Services inspection

Posted December 21, 2012 by

The 412th Medical Group will undergo a thorough survey Jan. 7 through 11, 2013, to verify the group’s compliance with national ambulatory health care and Air Force Medical Service standards. The purpose of the Accreditation Association for Ambulatory Health Care, or AAAHC, survey is to evaluate the group’s compliance with national ambulatory health care standards….

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TRICARE referral process resumes authorization requirement

Posted June 14, 2013 by

Air Force graphic by Jet Fabara   On April 1, UnitedHealthcare Military & Veterans began serving as the TRICARE West Region managed care support contractor. Soon after the change to UnitedHealthcare, some beneficiaries and providers experienced service problems related to processing medical referral authorizations. To mitigate those problems and to ensure timely and effective medical…

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Safe winter driving

Posted November 27, 2013 by

Winter driving can be hazardous and scary, especially in the northern regions where some of you may be driving over the holiday period.

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Emergency Care versus Urgent Care

Posted May 9, 2014 by

In the event of a medical crisis, sometimes it’s hard to determine if you should go to the emergency department or an urgent care center. You can help make emergency care as efficient and effective as possible by knowing how to distinguish an emergency from urgent and routine health concerns. Is it an Emergency? The…

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A safe and spooktacular Halloween

Posted October 24, 2014 by

For most people Halloween means three things: costumes, trick-or-treating and months of free candy.

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How much is your time worth?

Posted April 13, 2012 by by Capt. Greg Schaeffer

Team Edwards, how much is your time worth? A recent rise in speed related near-misses reported on Rosamond Blvd. has generated the following analysis from the Air Force Flight Test Center Safety Office. A near-miss is defined as someone going over the posted speed limit, changes lanes abruptly without signaling, or “cuts off” someone in…

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TRICARE Prime fees changing

Posted September 14, 2012 by by Brian P. Smith

For most retirees enrolled in TRICARE Prime, the annual enrollment fee is rising. It’s that time of year again. TRICARE Prime billing statements have gone out in the West Region. This year, enrollees will be seeing some new numbers in their statements. The individual and family annual enrollment fee rates are increasing.   Are my…

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