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Preventative healthcare: Key to overall wellness

Posted August 22, 2014 by Airman 1st Class Thomas Spangler

U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Thomas Spangler Mellissa Urban, 99th Medical Group contracted licensed practical nurse, gives a vaccination to Tech. Sgt. Allan Habel, U.S. Air Force Thunderbirds quality assurance inspector, at the Mike O’Callaghan Federal Medical Center, Nellis Air Force Base, Nev., Aug. 19. Receiving immunizations for preventable diseases is one…

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Satellite Pharmacy reopens following drive-through expansion

Posted March 31, 2012 by By 99th Air Base Wing Public Affairs

NELLIS AIR FORCE BASE, Nev. – The satellite pharmacy reopened Mar. 26, 2012 at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev., allowing patients needing pharmaceutical refills an alternative to the main Mike O’Callaghan Federal Medical Center Pharmacy. Dependents and military retirees filling off-base prescriptions…

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Severing the chain reactions that can lead to suicide

Posted June 29, 2012 by By Senior Airman Jack Sanders

Those last few words of the argument ring in your head as you pour another drink. Checking Facebook makes everything worse, and the more you drink the worse your thoughts become – and the worse your judgment about the situation gets.

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Avoiding the injuries while staying fit to fight

Posted September 7, 2012 by By Senior Airman Jack Sanders

NELLIS AIR FORCE BASE, Nev. — Flipping through the channels on TV one night, the newest popular workout routine comes guaranteeing people they can lose weight in a certain amount of weeks, but without the proper knowledge and expertise, jumping right into a fad workout is an easy way to get injured. Trends in weight…

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Posted November 30, 2012 by 99th Medical Group

Q. How do I Enroll in MiCare A. Don’t delay — enroll in MiCare today! One MiCare enrollee said it is, “empowering to be able to communicate via the Internet about routine health issues – and can very well prevent visits to the clinic…” Registration is a face-to-face process to ensure security of patient health…

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Posted April 5, 2013 by 99th Medical Group

Q. I am a TRICARE for Life beneficiary; what do I have to do with the transition to United Healthcare? A. During the transition to United Healthcare Military and Veterans, Welcome Packets were sent to all TRICARE beneficiaries in the TRICARE West Region. Included in that mailing were TRICARE for Life beneficiaries. These packets were…

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Q. What are my TRICARE Pharmacy Program copays? A. Your costs vary by option and type of drug (generic, brand name, or non-formulary). Your copays/cost-shares are: Send your questions to askthedoc@nellis.af.mil.

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Dietary supplement linked to hepatitis outbreak

Posted October 18, 2013 by By Larine Barr

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration is advising consumers to stop using OxyElite Pro, a dietary supplement, because of suspected links to acute hepatitis.

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Posted February 7, 2014 by 99th Medical Group

Q.“I’m an active duty member starting terminal leave. How do I get health care? “ A. “Before starting terminal leave, you should get all of your routine and specialty care done at the military clinic or hospital (military treatment facility) where you’re enrolled or from your network or authorized provider if you’re enrolled in TRICARE…

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Pilot aids downed colleague after mid-air collision

Posted May 16, 2014 by Senior Airman Siuta B. Ika

U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Siuta B. Ika Capt. Gregory Farrell, 422nd Test and Evaluation Squadron F-16 Fighting Falcon operational test instructor pilot, poses for a photo at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev., May 13. Farrell was recently awarded the Aviation Safety Well Done Award for responding to a mid-air collision while he…

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