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Stop the Bleed teaches crisis care

Posted July 2, 2018 by Senior Airman Kevin Tanenbaum

Air Force photograph by Airman Bailee A. Darbasie Tech. Sgt. Shanae Gallashaw, 99th Inpatient Operations Squadron critical care technician, and 1st Lt. Megan Huntley, 99th Medical Squadron pediatric nurse, practice proper first aid techniques using a tourniquet during the Stop the Bleed course at Mike O’ Callaghan Military Medical Center on Nellis Air Force Base,…

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Non-combat-related PTSD counseling offered

Posted June 29, 2018 by John Archiquette

The VA Southern Nevada Healthcare System now offers a counseling program geared toward Veterans suffering stress disorders from non-combat-related events.”

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Summer is here … be safe!

Posted June 29, 2018 by

June 21 marked the first day of the summer season; however, Nevada’s season high temperatures tend to be felt prior to June. In fact, the state has a history of setting record highs as early as March and as late as October. With the potential for eight months of extreme heat, Nevada residents should get…

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Service members must be physically ready for deployment, CSM Troxell says

Posted May 25, 2018 by Jim Garamone

The U.S. military's mission is to fight and win the nation's wars, and service members must be physically, mentally and emotionally ready to fight when needed, Army Command Sgt. Maj. John W. Troxell said in an interview May 10, 2018.

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Explaining TRICARE annual cost increases

Posted May 25, 2018 by

Population growth, aging, and price increases for medical goods and services drive many health care costs in the U.S. In any given year, these price increases are related to rising drug costs, using new medical technology, increasing provider rates or other factors. In response, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services, which tracks health care costs…

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May is better hearing, speech month at VA

Posted May 18, 2018 by John Archiquette

Courtesy photo Daniel Ford served as a helicopter crew chief for 15 of his 22 years in the U.S. Marine Corps. Between the noises from the engine, the weapons and the rotary blades, the Vietnam veteran experienced dangerous levels of sound daily. Of all the dangers he encountered while on duty, hearing loss was the…

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Limiting alcohol for better health

Posted February 23, 2018 by

Alcohol and substance abuse affects veterans more than the average American, and the numbers are growing. For veterans who served in Iraq and Afghanistan and are receiving care at the VA, about one in 10 has been treated for some form of substance abuse, with more than half the cases being alcohol-related. While alcohol abuse…

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Creech winter safety tips

Posted December 20, 2017 by Senior Airman Christian Clausen

The winter holidays bring family fun, festivities and traditions, but also brings extra safety precautions to take into consideration. Prepare vehicles: * Tire air pressure will drop as the temperature drops. Keep an eye on this for optimal vehicle traction and safety. * The sun sets earlier this time of year, it’s important to ensure…

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Healthier life: Controlling stress eating

Posted December 8, 2017 by Kirsten David

We all have multiple stressors in our life, whether it be due to work, home, exercising or not eating a nutritionally adequate diet. As Americans we have become accustomed to stress, but learning how to manage stress seems to be more difficult and often we turn to food for comfort. Any type of stress can…

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Keep safety in mind in seasonal, holiday plans

Posted November 22, 2017 by Darlene Y. Cowsert

Temperature changes, shorter daylight hours, increased travel and emotional overload are hallmarks of the fall, winter and holiday seasons that safety officials say result in preventable mishaps. “It’s as simple as taking the same safety practices and procedures we use on duty and applying them to our off-duty activities,” said Air Force Chief of Safety…

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