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Ask the Doc – June 22, 2012

Posted June 22, 2012 by

As of May 30, the Immunization Clinic is open for extended hours, until 5:00 p.m. In addition, several of the Mike O’Callaghan Federal Medical Center’s primary care departments, including Pediatrics, Family...

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Well-Baby Doctor Visits: Why they are so important

Posted August 24, 2012 by By TriWest Healthcare Alliance

You’ve missed your baby’s scheduled well-baby doctor exam; should you be concerned? Your baby isn’t sick, so it’s not that important … is it?

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Posted November 21, 2012 by 99th Medical Group

Q. Does TRICARE pay for the shingles vaccine? A. Yes. TRICARE covers Zostavax, the vaccine that helps reduce the risk of getting shingles (herpes zoster). The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommends a single dose of the vaccine for adults age 60 or older regardless of whether they report a prior episode of…

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Posted March 15, 2013 by 99th Medical Group

Q: How would I know if I can continue to have my Primary Care provider after April 1? A. United Healthcare Military and Veterans will begin to provide health care for TRICARE in the West Region starting April 1. Meanwhile, TriWest continues to serve the 2.9 million beneficiaries in the West Region through March 31….

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Dental squadron seeks qualified patients

Posted June 21, 2013 by Col. (Dr.) John Safar

NELLIS AIR FORCE BASE, Nev. — The 99th Dental Squadron and the Advanced Education in General Dentistry residency program here are seeking patients not normally seen at active-duty dental clinics for a year-long residency program. The residency program is for new dentists out of school who are undergoing advanced training on selected applicants who have dental problems…

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  Q. What is hospice care and does TRICARE cover it? A: Hospice is patient or family centered care for terminally ill patients who have six or less months to live if their illness runs its full and normal course. Hospice focuses on pain control, home care, comfort, and self-respect. TRICARE covers a number of…

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Posted January 17, 2014 by 99th Medical Group

Q.“My child, who is away at college, is coming home for the summer. Does my child need to transfer his or her TRICARE Prime enrollment?” A. “No. Your child doesn’t need to transfer his or her TRICARE Prime enrollment. If you want your child to stay Prime while at college, we encourage him or her…

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Different abilities unite community

Posted May 9, 2014 by Staff Sgt. N.B.

U.S. Air Force photo Children competing in the 50-meter race pass the Nevada Special Olympics torch at Cheyenne High School in Las Vegas May 1. More than 240 Airmen from Nellis and Creech Air Force Bases volunteered their time during the two-day event to help unify the community and set an example through fitness and…

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Posted June 27, 2014 by 99th Medical Group

Q.“I have TRICARE for Life. Do I have to file claims?” A.If You Have: Medicare and TRICARE Scenario: You get care in the United States, U.S. Territories, or on board a ship in U.S. territorial waters touching the land areas of the U.S. You Need To: Do nothing. Your provider files your claim with Medicare…

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Dietary supplements may affect career

Posted September 5, 2014 by Airman 1st Class Rachel Loftis

  U.S service members are held to a high standard of physical fitness. In order to meet, or thoroughly surpass, these standards of fitness, many enlist the help of dietary supplements. Service members cite reasons for supplement use as looking for an extra boost of energy, weight management or increased amounts of protein for quicker…

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