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Five ways you can prevent deadly skin cancer

Posted June 1, 2012 by By Shari Lopatin

Yes, it’s true—skin cancer is the most common cancer in the U.S. That means more people get skin cancer than breast cancer, lung cancer and colon cancer. And while not all forms of skin cancer are deadly, they can disfigure your skin and cause much discomfort.

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Nellis ‘Goes for Green’

Posted August 3, 2012 by By Senior Airman Jack Sanders

In a world where healthy and convenient does not always go hand in hand the Nellis dining facility is working to help those struggling to decide on food options to “Go for Green.”

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Ask the Doc – October 18, 2012

Posted October 19, 2012 by By 99th Medical Group

Q: Can I schedule an appointment for my spouse? A:Yes, contact the appointment line 702-653-2273 to schedule all appointments. Q: I have a difficult time reaching the referral management center. Can I dial them directly? A: No, our number is part of the medical center phone tree, but if you dial at 702-653-2273 and press…

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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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Beneficiaries must sign up for TRICARE automatic payment by May 31

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WASHINGTON, D.C. (AFNS) — Beneficiaries enrolled in TRICARE Reserve Select or TRICARE Retired Reserve who pay monthly premiums by check must switch to an electronic form of payment by May 31 to avoid losing coverage. TRICARE will only accept monthly premium payments using recurring automatic payments by credit or debit card, or by recurring electronic funds transfer…

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  Q.  How does the Affordable Care Act affect TRICARE? A: The Affordable Care Act has no direct effect on TRICARE since a different set of statutes under the authority of the Department of Defense and the Secretary of Defense apply to TRICARE. Eligibility, covered benefits, cost shares and all other features of the TRICARE…

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Residents cut teeth on dental specialties

Posted December 6, 2013 by Airman 1st Class Timothy Young

U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Timothy Young Raymond Estrella, 99th Dental Squadron dental assistant, observes as Senior Airman Kelly Balch, 99th DS dental assistant, adjusts the flow of a patients saline solution Dec. 2 at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev. The solution is used to keep patients hydrated during an operation. NELLIS…

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Posted April 18, 2014 by By 99th Medical Group

Q.“How do I enroll in the TRICARE Retiree Dental Program? “ A.You may enroll: • By using the https://www.dmdc.osd.mil/appj/bwe/indexAction.do • By downloading, printing and mailing the TRICARE Retiree Dental Program http://www.trdp.org/downloads/enrollment-application.pdf to Delta Dental. Only the sponsor or surviving spouse may enroll dependents. You must pay two months of your premium payment upfront and you…

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Posted June 20, 2014 by 99th Medical Group

Q.“How does the Affordable Care Act affect TRICARE?” A.The Affordable Care Act has no direct effect on TRICARE since a different set of statutes under the authority of the Department of Defense and the Secretary of Defense apply to TRICARE. Eligibility, covered benefits, cost shares and all other features of the TRICARE program remain in…

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Running toward better health, wellness

Posted August 15, 2014 by Senior Airman Timothy Young

When someone first hears about the 99th Aerospace Medicine Squadron Health and Wellness Center’s six-week running program, they probably think of a program aimed only at improving an Airman’s 1.5 mile run time.

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