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Suicide prevention more than a month-long campaign

Posted September 5, 2014 by Jonathan Stock

  WASHINGTON (AFNS) — All Airmen have a responsibility that lasts much longer than a one-month campaign. This responsibility extends beyond ourselves and includes our work environment, our families, friends, fellow Airmen and our communities. While Suicide Prevention Month is observed across the United States in September, the month-long event is a reminder of everyone’s…

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The Blue Ribbon promise: Parenting help, advocacy prevent child abuse

Posted April 20, 2012 by By Nellis AFB Family Advocacy Office

NELLIS AIR FORCE BASE, Nev. — April is Child Abuse Prevention Month. Since 1983, the month has been set aside by presidential proclamation to advocate for the safety and welfare of children, expressed in a blue ribbon awareness campaign. That need for advocacy is just as great now. According to the National Maternal and Child…

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Summer Safety

Posted July 6, 2012 by By Anthony Wilson

NELLIS AIR FORCE BASE, Nev. — Summertime has hit with triple-digit temperatures likely to remain through August. There are many summer safety tips people must keep in mind to ensure they have a safe, fun and enjoyable summer with family, loved ones and friends.

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Ask the Doc

Posted September 21, 2012 by 99th Medical Group

Q: Why am I able to dispose of some medications in the trash as long as they’re mixed with an unpalatable substance and sealed but others I cannot? A: Some medications, while safe and effective when used as prescribed, are especially harmful to children, pets or anyone else if taken accidentally. Harmful effects can include…

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Chill out – don’t stress this Holiday Season

Posted December 14, 2012 by Lara H. Smith

It’s supposed to be the most wonderful time of the year. Yet for many, it’s anything but that. “If the holidays have you overwhelmed, you are not alone,” says TriWest Healthcare Alliance Behavioral Health Educator Kristin Musch. “Expectations are high, to-do lists are long and, often, the budget is tight, which can result in sadness,…

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Occupational therapy: Therapy for job of living

Posted April 19, 2013 by Caitlin Kenney

April is National Occupational Therapy Month and the clinic here is highlighting the work it has accomplished in the five months since it opened. In just that small time period, the clinic’s patient care has more than doubled.

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Ask the Doc

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Q. I live overseas and my eligible family member is receiving Applied Behavior Analysis from a Board Certified Behavior Analyst/BCBA-Doctoral certified by the Behavioral Analyst Certification Board. Can he/she receive ABA reinforcement under the Extended Care Health Option Autism Demonstration for active duty family members or the ABA Pilot for non-active duty family members? A.No,…

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Ask the Doc

Posted November 1, 2013 by 99th Medical Group

Q. I’m an active duty service member; may I use other health insurance?   A.The Department of Defense is solely responsible for the cost of care provided to active duty service members.  If you have other health insurance, the Department of Defense is still the primary payer. Double coverage provisions don’t apply. As an Active…

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DOD anti-tobacco video contest open for public voting

Posted February 21, 2014 by Air Force Surgeon General Public Affairs

WASHINGTON — The Air Force community is encouraged to kick off 2014 by voting online for the best anti-tobacco video in the Department of Defense-sponsored Fight the Enemy until March 14. Five finalists have been selected for public voting, including two Air Force entrants. The contest videos capture the theme of tobacco use as the…

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‘Only you can prevent forest fires:’ Southern Nevada under fire restrictions

Posted May 30, 2014 by Tech. Sgt. Monique R. Wright

U.S. Air Force photo illustration by Airman 1st Class Thomas Spangler The summer season is the time to unwind, but not a time to get complacent with fire safety. Fire restrictions were implemented in Southern Nevada on May 16. For more info on fire restrictions go to, http://www.nps.gov/lake/parknews/fire-2014.htm or http://forestry.nv.gov/fire-program/current-fire-restrictions/. NELLIS AIR FORCE BASE, Nev….

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