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After five decades of warnings, tobacco use still kills 1,300 Americans every day

Posted May 13, 2016 by Senior Airman Matthew Vondrasek

OFFUTT AIR FORCE BASE, Neb.—In 1964, the U.S. Surgeon General released a report linking smoking to ill health. The report highlighted dozens of studies from various scientists that all linked tobacco use to various diseases including: Lung Cancer, Bronchitis and Emphysema, Larynx Cancer, Oral Cancer, Esophagus Cancer, Stomach Ulcers, Circulatory Disease, Liver Cirrhosis, Bladder Cancer,…

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Posted May 13, 2016 by 99th Medical Group

Q. What is the Nurse Advice Line? A. The Nurse Advice Line is a toll-free number that puts you in contact with a team of live, registered nurses who can answer your urgent care questions 24/7. Nurses will help you decide if you should get care from a doctor or if there are other home…

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Posted May 6, 2016 by 99th Medical Group

Q. How long is my child eligible for TRICARE? A. Your child’s eligibility ends at age 21, but may continue to age 23 if he or she is enrolled at an approved institution of higher learning, unmarried, and dependent on the sponsor for more than half of his or her financial support.   To learn more,…

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Should My Child Have Dental Insurance?

Posted April 29, 2016 by Lt. Col. John Davis

SHAW AIR FORCE BASE, S.C. — As the month wraps up, I’d like to focus on one of the questions we receive quite often: “Should I sign up my child for dental insurance?” The answer is like many in life — it depends. First, the military offers two great dental insurance plans through TRICARE. For…

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Realistic simulator shows dangers of drinking, texting while driving

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Senior Airman Jeremy Berndt, assigned to the 820th Red Horse Squadron, participates in a simulator that portrays a scenario in which the driver of a vehicle is well over the legal alcohol limit at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev., April 18. The Arrive Alive Tour uses a realistic simulator to show the dangers of drinking…

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Posted April 22, 2016 by 99th Medical Group

Q. How do I add or delete my other health insurance information? A. Go to the Other Health Insurance (OHI) forms page to download your regions’ or program’s other health insurance questionnaire, and send it to your contractor. You must also report your other health insurance to: TRICARE Pharmacy Program Express-Scripts Stateside and U.S. Territories:…

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Posted April 15, 2016 by 99th Medical Group

New urgent care pilot program for Prime Beneficiaries To increase access to care, the Department of Defense is launching an Urgent Care Pilot Program for TRICARE Prime beneficiaries. This program allows Prime enrollees two visits to a network or TRICARE authorized provider without a referral or prior authorization. The Urgent Care Pilot Program, scheduled to…

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Public Health Flight to install new traps that capture virus carrying mosquito

Posted April 8, 2016 by

U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Kevin Tanenbaum An environmental health specialist from the Southern Nevada Health District briefs Airmen from the 99th Aerospace Medicine Squadron on various traps that will be used to capture mosquitos carrying pathogens including the zika virus, at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev., April 1. Entomology, or the…

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Posted April 8, 2016 by 99th Medical Group

Q. Can I choose a civilian network provider? A. If you are covered under Tricare Prime and live over 30 minutes from Nellis AFB, you can change your PCM (Prime Care Manager) through the United Healthcare Service Center. If you do not live over 30 minutes from Nellis AFB, you must submit a request for…

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April is Alcohol Awareness Month

Posted April 1, 2016 by Airman 1st Class Kevin Tanenbaum

Every April since 1987, the National Council on Alcoholism and Drug Dependence has sponsored Alcohol Awareness Month to reduce the stigma that is often coupled with alcoholism.

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