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Air Force provides EFMP families respite care

Posted October 5, 2012 by By Staff Sgt. Christopher Hubenthal

NELLIS AIR FORCE BASE, Nev. — Respite care is available to U.S. Air Force Exceptional Family Member Program families stationed throughout the country, and now the Airman and Family Readiness Center here is working with Child Care Aware and The Children’s Cabinet to make it more accessible for Nellis families. According to a respite care…

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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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Ask the Doc – September 28, 2012

Posted September 28, 2012 by By 99th Medical Group

Q: Can my spouse also use TRICARE Plus? A: Any military beneficiary age 65+ that is eligible for Medicare, and has purchased Medicare Part B, may enroll in TRICARE Plus as long as they live in the Las Vegas area. Note: Medicare Part B is not required if the sponsor is still active duty. Each…

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Five precautions and preventions for this Flu Season

Posted September 28, 2012 by By Senior Airman Jack Sanders

NELLIS AIR FORCE BASE, Nev. — Sniffling, sneezing, coughing, wheezing are some of the symptoms that let everyone know the flu season is back in full swing. The flu season can begin as early as October and lasts throughout winter with the most cases traditionally documented as occurring between January and March. “When I think…

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Rape Aggression Defense System course empowers Airmen

Posted September 28, 2012 by By Staff Sgt. Christopher Hubenthal

With all exits blocked, vision impaired, and a crowd of aggressors surrounding her, the Rape Aggression Defense Systems student sprung into action.

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Nellis Creech, NTTR excel during safety inspection

Posted September 28, 2012 by By Master Sgt. David Miller

NELLIS AIR FORCE BASE, Nev. — Nellis, Creech and the Nevada Test and Training Range completed an external Environmental, Safety and Occupational Health Compliance Assessment and Management Program inspection that ran Sept.17 to 21. ESOHCAMP is a management tool used to assist base leadership in managing their environmental, safety and occupational health programs more effectively…

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Suicide Prevention: Risks and Warnings

Posted September 21, 2012 by TRIWEST Public Affairs

WASHINGTON, D.C.— September is National Suicide Prevention Month. Everyone should understand that before intervention, before support; even before treatment … there is prevention. Tragically, 36,000 lives are lost to suicide each year in the U.S. Tens of thousands more attempt suicide. Every day, families, friends, coworkers and neighbors lose someone they care about. Intervention, support…

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Ask the Doc

Posted September 21, 2012 by 99th Medical Group

Q: Why am I able to dispose of some medications in the trash as long as they’re mixed with an unpalatable substance and sealed but others I cannot? A: Some medications, while safe and effective when used as prescribed, are especially harmful to children, pets or anyone else if taken accidentally. Harmful effects can include…

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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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99th Medical Group treats scabies outbreak

Posted September 14, 2012 by By Capt. Mariah Zeigler

NELLIS AIR FORCE BASE, Nev. — About 150 patients were treated at the Mike O-Callaghan Federal Medical Center for rashes consistent with scabies Sept. 11 and 12. Scabies is an easily-treatable skin rash caused by the human “itch mite,” or Sarcoptes scabiei var. hominis. The most common symptoms of scabies are intense itching and a…

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