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Tobacco Cessation: HAWC promotes better lifestyle choices

Posted September 21, 2012 by By Senior Airman Jack Sanders

NELLIS AIR FORCE BASE, Nev. — The Health and Wellness Center here is promoting healthier lifestyle choices for Airmen and their families by offering a variety of classes and services. One class offered at the HAWC is the tobacco cessation class. Tobacco cessation offers dependency advice, guidance and support to people wishing to kick the…

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Posted December 14, 2012 by 99th Medical Group

Q: Can I book appointments on the same days I visit the BX and commissary? A: We will try to schedule your appointments on a day/time that is good for you. Our goal is to provide acute/urgent care appointments within 24 hours, routine appointments within 7 days, and specialty care appointments within 28 days. Q:…

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Posted April 19, 2013 by 99th Medical Group

Q: I was previously informed 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 services…

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Following water safety tips can help Airmen, families stay cool

Posted July 12, 2013 by Tech. Sgt. Benjamin Mayhew

In the heat of the Las Vegas summer, triple-digit temperatures have become a daily reality, and Airmen are spending much of their off-duty time looking for ways to stay cool.

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AF implements changes to PT assessment

Posted October 25, 2013 by Staff Sgt. David Salanitri

WASHINGTON — The Air Force has released further guidance on the implementation of several changes to the physical assessment test, which will take place Oct. 21. The new guidance includes additions to the body composition component of the fitness assessment, delegation of appeal authority for fitness assessments and changes to the walk test. According to…

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Q.“My provider’s billing office asked if they should use my Department of Defense Benefits Number, or my sponsor’s Social Security number to file a claim. What do I tell them?” A. You may let them know that either number will work. If they need additional assistance regarding filing claims, they should contact your regional contractor….

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Posted May 30, 2014 by 99th Medical Group

Q.“How do I file a medical appeal?” A.To file a medical appeal, follow the instructions on your explanation of benefits or determination letter for your denied claim. Send your appeal to your regional contractor. See below for the address. North Region Health Net Federal Services, LLC. TRICARE Claim Appeals P.O. Box 105266 Atlanta, GA 30348 Health…

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Look before you cross

Posted July 11, 2014 by Tech. Sgt. Benjamin Mayhew

Clark County has one of the highest pedestrian fatality rates in the country, and death rates have been rising the past two years.

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Importance of solid workplace safety practices

Posted October 3, 2014 by Staff Sgt. Karen Nelson

NELLIS AIR FORCE BASE, Nev. — Many may see safety as a waste of time when it comes to the workplace. Some may believe that as long as you’re not bleeding, there are no safety violations or concerns, so no need for paperwork.  However, safety encompasses small and large issues. Some of the smaller issues include blown…

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Fitness: Lifting weights

Posted February 20, 2015 by Airman 1st Class Mikaley Towle

Lei Govan, a shift manager at the Mike O’ Callaghan Federal Medical Center, lifts weights at the Warrior Fitness Center Feb. 18. Weightlifting can help burn fat, reduce the risk of diabetes, prevent back pain and help fight depression. The Warrior Fitness Center is open Monday through Friday from 4:30 a.m. to 10 p.m., Saturday…

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