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AF health officials stress need for breast cancer screenings

Posted October 16, 2015 by Lt. Col. Theresa Murphy

HANSCOM AIR FORCE BASE, Mass. — According to the American Cancer Society, breast cancer is the second most common kind of cancer in women. Additionally, the ACS estimates that one in eight women, or 12 percent, in the U.S. will develop invasive breast cancer during their lifetime. About one in 36 women, or three percent,…

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Celebrate National Nutrition Month

Posted March 11, 2016 by Airman 1st Class Nathan Byrnes

What you eat matters, especially if you want to perform your best.

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Fit to Fight: Nellis AFB hosts health fair

Posted May 27, 2016 by

Tech. Sgt. Johnathon Mollison, 99th Comptroller Squadron budget analyst, preforms a bench press during a strongman competition at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev., May 20. The competition consisted of three exercises: squats, deadlifts and bench press.   U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Nathan Byrnes Dashaun Johnson, celebrity Nike trainer/instructor, leads an abdominal…

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MFLC Program here to help

Posted June 10, 2016 by Airman 1st Class Nathan Byrnes

Military members may face a number of unique challenges related to their service, including difficult duty assignments, long separations from loved ones, combat stress, deployments and others. Many service members also contend with issues at home that may affect their families, jobs, and local communities.

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Ask the Doc

Posted October 7, 2016 by 99th Medical Group

Express Scripts Inc., the TRICARE pharmacy contractor, will implement a change to the TRICARE retail pharmacy network Dec. 1, 2016. This change adds all Walgreens pharmacies to the network, and removes all CVS pharmacies, including those in Target stores. Beneficiaries who continue to fill a prescription at CVS after the change will pay the full…

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Ask the Doc

Posted June 17, 2016 by 99th Medical Group

Q: Where do I send my dental claims? A: If You’re Enrolled in the: Active Duty Dental Program (ADDP) United Concordia Claims Processing P.O. Box 69429 Harrisburg, PA 17106 ADDP Claim Form https://www.unitedconcordia.com/non-ldap/forms/addp/forms/ADDP-Claim-Form.pdf TRICARE Dental Program (TDP) MetLife TRICARE Dental Program P.O. Box 14181 Lexington, KY 40512 TDP Claim Form-Stateside https://eforms.metlife.com/wcm8/PDFFiles/41074.pdf TDP Claim Form-Overseas https://eforms.metlife.com/wcm8/PDFFiles/42254.pdf…

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Warrior Games conclude with medal ceremony, concert

Posted June 24, 2016 by Shannon Collins

WEST POINT, N.Y. — After a week of intense international competition, the 2016 Department of Defense Warrior Games drew to a close here June 21 with a medal ceremony and concert, followed by fireworks. Army Chief of Staff Gen. Mark A. Milley reminded the audience that the competitors, representing all services, the U.S. Special Operations…

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Getting Results: MLPW April 23-29

Posted May 1, 2017 by Airman 1st Class Nathan Byrnes

Medical Laboratory Professionals Week, that ran April 23 through 29, is an annual celebration that recognizes the extensive training lab professionals go through and the critical role they play in disease diagnosis and prevention and in supporting our goal of Zero Harm.

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Ask the Doc

Posted March 11, 2016 by 99th Medical Group

What is the Nurse Advice Line? • The Nurse Advice Line is a toll-free number that puts you in contact with a team of live, registered nurses who can answer your urgent healthcare questions 24/7. It helps you decide if you should get care from a doctor or if there are other home options that…

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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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