Health & Safety

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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Nellis first base to use Tele-ICU

Posted September 5, 2018 by Airman Bailee A. Darbasie

The Mike O’Callaghan Military Medical Center at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev., has partnered with the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs Tele-Intensive Care Unit staff to work collaboratively with the bedside team to allow continuous monitoring of the ICU patients’ vitals.

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Nellis opens two lactation rooms for breastfeeding moms

Posted August 24, 2018 by Airman Bailee A. Darbasie

Air Force photograph by Airman Bailee A. Darbasie Chaplain (Capt.) Sarah Sampas, 99th Air Base Wing Chaplain, holds her child at the Nellis Chapel lactation room on Nellis Air Force Base, Nev., Aug. 3, 2018. To allow mothers to pump when needed in a clean and secure location, the Nellis Chapel and the 99th Medical…

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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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