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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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Western, Eastern medicines meet in acupuncture clinic

Posted April 26, 2013 by Caitlin Kenney

The Mike O’Callaghan Federal Medical Center is where Western and Eastern medicines meet to bring the best medical care to the Nellis community. One of the alternative treatments offered at O’Callaghan is the ancient practice of acupuncture.

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Laboratory professionals get results

Posted April 19, 2013 by Tech Sgt. Elizabeth Ehrnschwender

U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Jason Couillard Tech. Sgt. Elizabeth Ehrnschwender, 99th Medical Support Squadron NCO in charge of microbiology, isolates colonies of bacteria for identification purposes April 10 at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev. April 22-26 is Medical Laboratory Professional’s Week. Since laboratory professionals often work behind the scenes, few people…

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Occupational therapy: Therapy for job of living

Posted April 19, 2013 by Caitlin Kenney

April is National Occupational Therapy Month and the clinic here is highlighting the work it has accomplished in the five months since it opened. In just that small time period, the clinic’s patient care has more than doubled.

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Posted April 19, 2013 by 99th Medical Group

Q: I was previously informed I could not get care on base once I turned 65, what changed? A: By law, Medicare becomes your primary insurer once you turn 65. Most military treatment facilities do not have the resources to take care of seniors. However, select bases around the country that have robust medical services…

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Get ‘spiked’ on alcohol-free weekend

Posted April 19, 2013 by 99th Medical Operation Squadron

NELLIS AIR FORCE BASE, Nev. — As part of alcohol-free weekend April 26 to 28, the mental health clinic is hosting a party on the sports field located next to the dormitories at 6 p.m. that includes volleyball games, burgers, glow-in-the-dark mock cocktails, glow sticks and water bottles. The event is part of the Enforcing…

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Posted April 12, 2013 by 99th Medical Group

Q. Can I choose a civilian network provider? A. If you are enrolled in Tricare Prime and live more than 30 minutes from Nellis Air Force Base, you can change your Prime Care Manager through the Tricare Service Center. If you do not live more than 30 minutes from Nellis AFB, you must submit a…

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Reductions won’t affect most TRICARE Prime beneficiaries

Posted April 12, 2013 by

FALLS CHURCH, Va. — Despite upcoming service area reductions, TRICARE Prime will remain a health care option for 97 percent of the more than 5 million beneficiaries eligible for the health care plan, Military Health System officials said. The 3 percent difference, which comprises about 171,000 beneficiaries who mostly reside more than 40 miles from…

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Anonymous crime tips possible with mobile app

Posted April 5, 2013 by Air Force News

(AFNS) — Suspicious or illegal activity can now be anonymously reported directly to the Air Force Office of Special Investigations using a mobile phone application or by texting ‘AFOSI’ and the tip to 274637, CRIMES, in an SMS text message. AFOSI launched these methods to capitalize on cyberspace capabilities and engage the Air Force community…

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