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99th Air Base Wing performs CBRNE incident exercise

Posted July 20, 2012 by By Master Sgt. David Miller

The 99th Air Base Wing held an exercise involving response to a simulated terrorist use of Chemical, Biological, Radiological, Nuclear and Explosive incident here July 12.

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Promoting better lifestyle choices: HAWC offers amazing abs class

Posted October 5, 2012 by By Senior Airman Jack Sanders

The Health and Wellness Center here is promoting healthier lifestyle choices for Airmen and their families, by offering an Amazing Abs class.

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Posted January 25, 2013 by 99th Medical Group

Q. What is MiCare and how do I sign up? A. Take Command of Your Healthcare. MiCare Secure Messaging is an online service that allows patients to take command of their healthcare by offering efficient electronic exchange between patients and their healthcare team. It allows for a more secure exchange of health information compared to…

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Posted May 3, 2013 by 99th Medical Group

Q. I saw my primary care provider three weeks ago and have not heard anything about my authorization for a dermatologist referal. A. We are having a few systems issues during the transition to United Healthcare. Please contact the Referral Management Center at (702) 653-2273 option #2. Our staff will assist you in getting your…

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Posted August 16, 2013 by

  Q. I have Medicare and TRICARE. What plan choices do I have? A. See the table below for your options.   Send your questions to askthedoc@nellis.af.mil.

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Air Force Surgeon General visits Mike O’Callaghan Federal Medical Center

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U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Thomas Spangler U.S. Air Force Surgeon General Lt. Gen. (Dr.) Thomas Travis, , and Chief Master Sgt. Kevin Lambing (middle), USAF Surgeon General’s Enlisted Corps chief, receive a briefing from Col. (Dr.) Howard Reid, 99th Medical Operations Squadron commander, on the Mike O’Callaghan Federal Medical Center’s emergency…

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Many unregulated nutritional supplements could be harmful

Posted April 18, 2014 by Airman 1st Class Thomas Spangler

NELLIS AIR FORCE BASE, Nev. — With the summer season season fast approaching, many people are trying to get into shape. In addition to regular exercise, many Airmen take supplements to help speed up the process. However, there are no regulations determining what manufacturers can and cannot put into these supplements. Some of the many types…

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Beat heat illness; Stay cool, hydrated

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U.S. Air Force photo illustration by Airman 1st Class Thomas Spangler With the temperature rising, it is important to watch for and prevent heat-related illness. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, heat exhaustion signs include heavy sweating, weakness, fast or weak pulse, nausea or vomiting, fainting and cold, pale or clammy skin….

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Posted August 22, 2014 by 99th Medical Group

Q. Have health questions? Call the TRICARE Nurse Advice Line. A.Sometimes it’s hard to know when to seek medical help for urgent health problems. Having access to a trusted medical professional at a moment’s notice is invaluable. The new TRICARE Nurse Advice Line does just that. Starting April 25, 2014, all TRICARE beneficiaries in the continental…

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Healthy, productive ways to cope with holiday stress

Posted December 19, 2014 by Senior Airman Thomas Spangler

NELLIS AIR FORCE BASE, Nev. — As the holiday season quickly approaches, many Airmen become stressed when they try to figure out how to deal with visiting families, preparing large meals and buying gifts for loved ones. For others, stress can manifest because this could be their first time away from family during the holidays. Different…

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