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Warrior Fitness Center hosts community health fair

Posted May 24, 2013 by Airman 1st Class Joshua Kleinholz

The Warrior Fitness Center hosted its annual community health fair May 17 featuring 22 organizations from on and off base to promote comprehensive Airman fitness.

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Forward medical teams train, provide critical care

Posted September 20, 2013 by

U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Bahja J. Jones Maj. Steve Blevins and Staff Sgt. Charles Orphe organize medical kits after a Mobile Field Medical Team and Expeditionary Critical Care Team exercise at the 379th Air Expeditionary Wing in Southwest Asia, Sept. 6. Blevins is a 379th Expeditionary Medical Operations Squadron MFST operation room…

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Ask the Doc

Posted December 12, 2013 by

Q. What’s my copay for a prescription I get at a non-network pharmacy? A.TRICARE Pharmacy Copays or Cost-shares in the United States, Including American Samoa, Guam, Puerto Rico, the Northern Mariana Islands and the U.S. Virgin Islands. Options include utilizing a Non-Network Pharmacy or a Host Nation Pharmacy. A Non-network Pharmacy can provide up to…

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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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Ask the Doc

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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Airman and Family Readiness Center increases Autism Awareness

Posted April 13, 2012 by By Senior Airman Jack Sanders

NELLIS AIR FORCE BASE, Nev. – The Airman and Family Readiness Center hosted a free bi-monthly class to support Autism Awareness April 11 at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev. The class comes at a critical time during the Month of the…

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Only ‘Safe and Sane’ fireworks allowed from June 28 to July 4

Posted June 29, 2012 by By Clark County Fire Department

The Clark County Fire Department is reminding residents that only fireworks labeled “safe and sane” are legal for use in Clark County, and only from June 28 through July 4, when it’s legal for authorized...

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HAWC promotes better lifestyle choices: Better Body Better Life

Posted September 14, 2012 by By Senior Airman Jack Sanders

U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Jack Sanders Master Sgt. Antonio Shaheed, 823rd Maintenance Squadron specialist section chief, does a side plank as instructed by Lacy Puttuck, 99th Aerospace Medical Squadron Health and Wellness Center nutrition program manager during a Better Body Better Life Class Sept. 7, 2012, at the HAWC here. NELLIS AIR…

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