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Posted February 17, 2017 by 99th Medical Group

Q. I was previously informed that I could not get care on base once I turned 65. What changed? A. By law, Medicare becomes your primary insurer once you turn 65. Most military treatment facilities do not have the resources to take care of seniors. However, select bases around the country that have robust medical…

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Posted January 20, 2017 by Senior Airman Rachel Loftis

Cervical Cancer: information to effectively raise awareness NELLIS AIR FORCE BASE, Nev. — January is Cervical Health Awareness month. Cervical cancer was at one point, the most common cause of cancer death for women in America. The death rate for cervical cancer has dropped significantly over the past 30 years. In fact, it has dropped…

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Posted January 6, 2017 by 99th Medical Group

Q. What is TRICARE Plus? A. TRICARE Plus gives you the local benefit of accessing prime and specialty care at the Mike O’Callaghan Federal Hospital at Nellis Air Force Base Q. How do I sign up for TRICARE Plus? A. Signing up is easy. Simply complete a TRICARE Plus enrollment application and return it to…

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The science behind why you should stop chugging so many energy drinks

Posted December 30, 2016 by Yolanda R. Arrington

We've all seen them before: the cans, small shots and uniquely packaged drinks that promise to give you an energy boost during the most important parts of your day.

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Safety during the holidays

Posted December 16, 2016 by Airman 1st Class Chance Whitmore

NELLIS AIR FORCE BASE, Nev.—As families are coming together to spend time decorating their Christmas tree and constructing that award winning lighting display for the Holidays, it is important to keep safety at the forefront of our minds this Holiday season. Christmas trees are many families’ way of welcoming in the Christmas season and tree…

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Posted December 16, 2016 by 99th Medical Group

Change in TRICARE pharmacy services Express Scripts added Walgreens to the TRICARE® retail pharmacy network on Dec. 1, 2016. CVS and CVS pharmacies in Target stores are no longer in the network. IMPORTANT: If you are still filling prescriptions at a CVS pharmacy, you need to transfer all your prescriptions now to avoid paying the…

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99th MDSS Pharmacy streamlines inpatient medication processes

Posted December 2, 2016 by Airman 1st Class Kevin Tanenbaum

The pharmacy at the Mike O’Callaghan Federal Medical Center recently innovated their inpatient medication process by implementing barcode technology to multiple medication dispensing machines throughout the medical center and streamlining and safeguarding the way nurses receive and dispense medications for patients here.

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Orthopedic Surgery: getting Airmen back on their feet

Posted December 2, 2016 by Airman 1st Class Kevin Tanenbaum

When Airmen are injured, receiving care in order to heal so they can return to their daily mission, is the top priority to their daily mission.

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Posted December 2, 2016 by 99th Medical Group

Q. I was previously informed that I could not get care on base once I turned 65. What changed? A. By Law, Medicare becomes your primary insurer once you turn 65. Most military treatment facilities do not have the resources to take care of seniors. However, select bases around the country that have robust medical…

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Posted November 18, 2016 by 99th Medical Group

Q. I’m getting divorced, what happens to my TRICARE eligibility? A. Visit the TRICARE Life Events page to learn how your divorce affects your eligibility. Getting Divorced When there is a divorce, sponsors must update the Defense Enrollment Eligibility Reporting System (DEERS) with a copy of the divorce decree. • The sponsor’s eligibility for TRICARE…

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