Health & Safety

Nellis plastic surgery – more than just cosmetic

Posted March 15, 2019 by Shireen Bedi

The 99th Medical Group at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev., offers a wide range of services to maintain Airman readiness and care to their families. What many may not know, is the importance of their plastic surgery practice.

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Nellis Airmen train with Vegas Golden Knights trainers

Posted March 15, 2019 by

Air Force photograph by Airman 1st Class Bailee A. Darbasie Nellis Air Force Base Airmen and Vegas Golden Knights physical trainers pose for a group photo at City National Arena, Las Vegas, Feb. 15, 2019.   Air Force photograph by Airman 1st Class Bailee A. Darbasie Jay Mellette, Vegas Golden Knights director of sports performance…

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VASNHS expanding ICU capabilities via telehealth

Posted March 1, 2019 by

The VA Southern Nevada Healthcare System is expanding its intensive care unit capabilities at the North Las Vegas VA Medical Center via a new telehealth partnership with the VA Midwest Health Care Network’s Regional Tele-ICU System, based in Minneapolis. Called Tele-ICU, the new initiative provides local medical staff with around-the-clock bedside access to experts who…

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Interagency exercise boosts medical readiness

Posted March 1, 2019 by Airman 1st Class Bryan Guthrie

The 99th Medical Group, Department of Veterans Affairs and Junior Reserve Officers’ Training Corps took part in an exercise called Operation Foremost Endeavor where injured individuals in a simulated disaster were airlifted to Nellis Air Force Base, Nev., Feb. 19.

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New acute care ward to expand access to inpatient care

Posted December 14, 2018 by

The VA Southern Nevada Healthcare System expanded access to VA inpatient care to local veterans Dec. 3, 2018, with the opening of a new acute care ward.

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Health benefits – Open season ends Dec. 10

Posted November 30, 2018 by

If you’re a federal employee or military retiree under the Tricare Retiree Dental Program, now is the one opportunity this year to enroll in, review or change your health care coverage. The TRICARE Retiree Dental Program will no longer be available after Dec. 31. Those who were previously eligible for TRDP are now eligible to…

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VA begins Saturday drive-through flu shot clinics in Las Vegas valley

Posted October 19, 2018 by

The VA Southern Nevada Healthcare System is committed to ensuring enrolled veterans have access to immunizations this flu season. As such, the healthcare system has begun a series of Saturday drive-through flu shot clinics at its facilities throughout the Las Vegas valley.

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99th MDG protects Nellis against influenza

Posted October 17, 2018 by Airman Bailee A. Darbasie

The 99th Medical Group kicked off their 2018-2019 Influenza Campaign by administering influenza vaccinations to approximately 50 Airmen Oct. 11, 2018, at the 99th Air Base Wing command section on Nellis Air Force Base, Nev.

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Flu vaccine available to enrolled vets at VASNHS sites, Walgreens

Posted September 28, 2018 by

Influenza, or flu, is a contagious virus that spreads through coughing or sneezing, and is related to thousands of hospitalizations and deaths every year. Getting immunized is the single best way people can protect themselves and their loved ones from getting sick during flu season. To assist in this effort, the VA Southern Nevada Healthcare…

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99th MDG: Backbone of DoD spine surgery

Posted September 10, 2018 by Airman 1st Class Andrew D. Sarver

Air Force photograph by Airman 1st Class Andrew D. Sarver Luis Contreras, a contractor orthopedic technician with the U.S. Air Force 99th Medical Group, performs a lumbar microdiscectomy surgery at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev., Aug. 27, 2018. A lumbar microdiscectomy surgery is performed to remove a portion of a herniated disc in the lower…

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