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Pediatrics puts heart into children’s health care

Posted April 20, 2012 by By Senior Airman Jack Sanders

NELLIS AIR FORCE BASE, Nev. — Walking through a hospital can be an ominous task for many. For a child the long, pristine hallways can be even more daunting — unless they’re walking through the hallways of the Mike O’Callaghan Federal Medical Center pediatrics clinic. Like most other aspects of the…

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Keep it right

Posted July 6, 2012 by By Staff Sgt. Scott Edgmond

We’ve all heard the piercing cry of the sirens while going about our day. ‘No worries, it can’t be headed this way,’ we think. But, what is that you see in your rearview mirror? It’s the flashing lights of an emergency response vehicle.

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Suicide Prevention: Risks and Warnings

Posted September 21, 2012 by TRIWEST Public Affairs

WASHINGTON, D.C.— September is National Suicide Prevention Month. Everyone should understand that before intervention, before support; even before treatment … there is prevention. Tragically, 36,000 lives are lost to suicide each year in the U.S. Tens of thousands more attempt suicide. Every day, families, friends, coworkers and neighbors lose someone they care about. Intervention, support…

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Ask the Doc

Posted December 21, 2012 by 99th Medical Group

Q. I’m a Medicare-eligible former active duty service member. Do I file my claims with Medicare for care authorized under the Transitional Care For Service-Related Conditions (TCSRC) Program? A. No. Since the Transitional Care For Service-Related Conditions benefit provides care as if you were on active duty, all claims for authorized care must be filed…

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Laboratory professionals get results

Posted April 19, 2013 by Tech Sgt. Elizabeth Ehrnschwender

U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Jason Couillard Tech. Sgt. Elizabeth Ehrnschwender, 99th Medical Support Squadron NCO in charge of microbiology, isolates colonies of bacteria for identification purposes April 10 at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev. April 22-26 is Medical Laboratory Professional’s Week. Since laboratory professionals often work behind the scenes, few people…

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Ask the Doc

Posted July 26, 2013 by

Q. I have a concern with my care at Mike O’Callaghan Federal Medical Center I would like to address. What is the process for this? A. Currently every section involved in patient care has a Patient Advocate. There is a list of all the section Patient Advocates available after selecting the Hospital tab on the…

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Mass flu vaccination helps fulfill annual requirement

Posted November 1, 2013 by Airman 1st Class Thomas Spangler

Senior Airman Jennifer Pontillo, 99th Medical Operations Squadron medical technician, administers the annual flu vaccine to Airman 1st Class Amber Philips, 57th Maintenance Squadron knowledge operator, at the base theater Oct. 25 at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev. The base theater served as a point of distribution for the vaccine allowing the 99th MDOS to…

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Electronic cigarette use increasing among Airmen

Posted February 21, 2014 by Air Force Medical Support Agency Health Promotions

FALLS CHURCH, Va. — Electronic cigarette use is becoming a popular alternative to traditional cigarettes, but the upward trend is becoming a concern for Air Force health care providers. The battery-operated products, known as e-cigarettes, are designed to deliver nicotine, flavor and other chemicals as a vapor that is inhaled by the user. According to…

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Hagel orders comprehensive military health system review

Posted May 30, 2014 by American Forces Press Service

WASHINGTON — Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel has ordered a comprehensive review of the Military Health System. Dr. Jonathan Woodson, the assistant secretary of defense for health affairs, will lead the review, Pentagon Press Secretary Navy Rear Adm. John Kirby said in a statement. The review, Kirby said, will focus on access to care and an assessment of…

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Be aware, be prepared

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U.S. Air Force photo illustration by Airman 1st Class Rachel Loftis Airmen are reminded to wear the proper protection while operating a bicycle in order to reduce the risk of injury during an unexpected incident. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, in 2012, 726 pedalcyclists were killed and an additional 49,000 were injured…

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