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Airmen test performance during occupational physical therapy open house

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U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Matthew Lancaster Staff Sgt. Corey Terrell, 99th Security Forces Squadron response force member, performs a plank during the second annual occupational and physical therapy open house at the Mike O’Callaghan Federal Medical Center Oct. 29 at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev. Participants were timed to see who could…

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Heart disease deadly but preventable

Posted February 28, 2014 by Senior Airman Matthew Lancaster

NELLIS AIR FORCE BASE, Nev. — February is American Heart Month, and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention report approximately 600,000 Americans die from heart disease each year. Heart disease is the leading cause of death for both men and women, but heart disease is preventable and controllable when individuals make healthy lifestyle choices and…

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Air Force mental health programs encourage seeking help

Posted May 30, 2014 by Larine Barr

WASHINGTON — The number of Airmen seeking mental health care has increased over the last five years – and this is a trend Air Force leaders encourage, according to a lead psychiatrist with the office of the Air Force Surgeon General. A mental health encounters report issued by the Air Force Medical Operations Agency noted…

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Tattoos: Good, bad, permanent

Posted July 18, 2014 by Senior Airman Timothy Young

U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Thomas Spangler NELLIS AIR FORCE BASE, Nev. — Tattoos are becoming more commonplace in today’s society and therefore in the Air Force, which makes it important for Airmen to know what they are getting into before making a decision that will last a lifetime. Getting a tattoo…

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Air Force Chief of Safety sends Memorial Day Critical Days of Summer 2012 Message to all personnel

Posted May 24, 2012 by anradmin

SUBJECT:  Critical Days of Summer – 2012   “Safety — It’s Personal” is the theme for this year’s Critical Days of Summer safety campaign, which runs from 25 May through 3 Sep 2012.  This year’s theme is a reminder that safety is everyone’s responsibility and the decisions we make impact our friends, families and Air…

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Ask the Doc – August 2, 2012

Posted August 3, 2012 by By 99th Medical Group

Q. I am ready to retire. Can I continue to see my military doctor?

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Avoid the Flu with these top tips

Posted October 19, 2012 by By Shari Lopatin

Did you know that nine out of 10 healthy people who get a flu shot, don’t get the flu? According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, it’s true! And because it takes two weeks for a flu shot’s immunity to build completely, now is the best time to get vaccinated for flu season….

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Posted February 15, 2013 by 99th Medical Group

West Region Transition : UnitedHealthcare Military & Veterans will begin to provide health care for TRICARE in the West Region starting April 1, 2013. Meanwhile, TriWest continues to serve the 2.9 million beneficiaries in the West Region through March 31, 2013. Continuity of care remains a top TRICARE priority, and UnitedHealthcare will make every effort…

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Ask the Doc

Posted May 24, 2013 by 99th Medical Group

Q. Can I choose a civilian network provider? A. If you are under Tricare Prime and live over 30 minutes from Nellis Air Force Base, you can change your prime care manager through the Tricare Service Center. If you do not live over 30 minutes from Nellis AFB, you must submit a request for review/approval…

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Responder demystifies calling military crisis line for help

Posted September 13, 2013 by Terri Moon Cronk

WASHINGTON, D.C. — When someone is in crisis and feeling despondent, reaching out for help is a stronger step to take than doing nothing, which can lead to a worsening state, a Military Crisis Line responder told American Forces Press Service Sept. 9. Tricia Lucchesi said she encourages service members, families, veterans and friends to…

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