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Air Force aims to curtail electronic cigarette use

Posted March 15, 2013 by Staff Sgt. Michael Charles

Every time an individual inhales smoke from a cigarette, they’re actually ingesting more than 4,000 chemicals. According to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention, some of these chemicals, if taken alone in high enough quantities, have the potential to kill.

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Posted March 8, 2013 by By 99th Medical Group

doc Dear Beneficiary, A new TRICARE Enrollment Card for your enrollment beginning April 1 has been requested on your behalf as part of the transition to the next generation of TRICARE contracts. Under the new TRICARE contract in the West Region, your TRICARE benefit will be administered by a new contractor, UnitedHealthcare Military and Veterans…

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Distracted driving: texting can be deadly

Posted March 8, 2013 by Senior Airman Scott Miller

Distracted driving has become a major safety issue for drivers nationwide. According to distraction.gov, a U.S. government website promoting safe driving, more than 3,000 people were killed in distraction-related crashes on U.S. roadways during 2012.

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Posted March 1, 2013 by 99th Medical Group

Q. Does TRICARE Standard cost me more or less than Prime? A. It depends on how often you get health care services and the type of care you receive. Under TRICARE Standard, you don’t pay until you actually get health care and like TRICARE Prime, there are no out-of-pocket costs for most preventive care, mammograms,…

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Feel the burn: Avoid summer heat related injuries

Posted March 1, 2013 by Senior Airman Jonathon Morel

With the spring and summer months upon us, heat related injuries will be on the rise. Here at Nellis, the Las Vegas summers can be especially brutal with daily temperatures over 100 degrees.

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Posted February 22, 2013 by 99th Medical Group

Q. I’m an active-duty service member. My family and I are enrolled in Prime. I was told my Prime Service Area is going away. I thought I had to be TRICARE Prime no matter what. What happens now? A. You and your family remain covered under a Prime option. Since you live greater than 50…

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Celebrate Children’s Dental Health Month

Posted February 22, 2013 by Capt. (Dr.) Courtney Burrill and Maj. (Dr.) Nathan Krivitzky

NELLIS AIR FORCE BASE, Nev. — Many parents don’t realize the importance of baby teeth and think it’s probably OK if the teeth get a cavity or two because they’ll just end up falling out. Not so! Most people don’t think of cavities for what they really are — a visible sign of an infection….

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Pharmacy provides interim prescription refills

Posted February 22, 2013 by Caitlin Kenney

The main pharmacy is now providing interim refill prescriptions for those who have run out of prescriptions before their next appointment. This is for chronic or maintenance use medication that meets specific criteria.

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Posted February 15, 2013 by 99th Medical Group

West Region Transition : UnitedHealthcare Military & Veterans will begin to provide health care for TRICARE in the West Region starting April 1, 2013. Meanwhile, TriWest continues to serve the 2.9 million beneficiaries in the West Region through March 31, 2013. Continuity of care remains a top TRICARE priority, and UnitedHealthcare will make every effort…

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Spring safety: A little thought can prevent injuries

Posted February 15, 2013 by Staff Sgt. Cierra Monroe

Courtesy photo The top five injuries related to cleaning are sprains, eye irritations, breathing issues, skin reactions, and cuts or abrasions. NELLIS AIR FORCE BASE, Nev. — With spring right around the corner we find ourselves bursting with excitement at the thought of warmer weather and fresh air. While you might realize that sports injuries…

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