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TV announcements illustrate signs of suicide risk

Posted May 17, 2013 by Terri Moon Cronk

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Officials at the Defense and Veterans Affairs departments have produced three public service announcements to help families and friends recognize the signs of potential suicide in veterans and service members. The television announcements have aired since April on the Pentagon Channel and American Forces Network, and are 15, 30 and 60 seconds in…

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Roundabouts increase safety when used properly

Posted May 17, 2013 by Tech. Sgt Ramone Hayes

Courtesy Photo U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Christopher Tam A pedestrian and several cars pass through the roundabout on the corner of Fitzgerald Boulevard and Ellsworth Avenue on Nellis Air Force Base, Nev. The roundabout is being used to alleviate traffic congestion, reduce fuel consumption, air pollution and accidents. NELLIS AIR FORCE…

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Pediatric patients eligible for messaging health application

Posted May 17, 2013 by Col. Gwen Johnson

The Air Force Medical Service is now registering children in its web-based secure messaging health application, MiCare.

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Q. Recently in pediatrics we have had parents call requesting referrals to cover emergency room visits at off-base hospitals. Do patients need to have a referral to take their children to an off base ER? A. No, patients do not need a referral for an off base ER. However, if the patient is unknowingly shuffled…

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Posted May 10, 2013 by 99th Medical Group

Q. I heard that the Cardiology clinic is moving. A. The cardiopulmonary clinic will be closed May 10 through May 13 to relocate into the pediatric clinic across the hallway from our current location. The clinic should be up and running by May 14. If you require any cardiac related medical care, please contact your…

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Warfighter Refractive Surgery Center looks for more patients

Posted May 3, 2013 by Airman 1st Class Nicole Leidholm

TRAVIS AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. — Airmen who are sick of living day to day with their glasses and contacts have an opportunity to leave them all behind. The Warfighter Refractive Surgery Center at Travis AFB’s David Grant U.S. Air Force Medical Center has no waiting list and is looking for Airmen who wish to eliminate their…

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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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Child abuse prevention: Make community a better place

Posted April 26, 2013 by 99th Medical Operations Squadron Family Advocacy

NELLIS AIR FORCE BASE, Nev. — April is National Child Abuse Prevention Month. This month, and the remainder of the year, family advocacy encourages everyone to play their part in making our community a better place for children and families. Informed, unified families and communities can enhance our children’s social and emotional well-being and help…

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Danger: Be aware of expired medications

Posted April 26, 2013 by Airman First Class Timothy Young

NELLIS AIR FORCE BASE, Nev. — Unused and expired medications can be harmful to public and environmental safety if not properly handled. Many people are unaware of the laws associated with properly disposing and handling unused and expired medications. Prescription medications can be just as dangerous as street drugs without the prescription and doctor’s supervision,…

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Posted April 26, 2013 by 99th Medical Group

Q. I was seeing a civilian provider and was told that I have to come back to the base hospital. Why do I have to come back, and what other options do I have? A. If medical care can be administered at Mike O’Callaghan Federal Medical Center, then you must come here for your care…

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