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Celebrate Children’s Dental Health Month

Posted February 22, 2013 by Capt. (Dr.) Courtney Burrill and Maj. (Dr.) Nathan Krivitzky

NELLIS AIR FORCE BASE, Nev. — Many parents don’t realize the importance of baby teeth and think it’s probably OK if the teeth get a cavity or two because they’ll just end up falling out. Not so! Most people don’t think of cavities for what they really are — a visible sign of an infection….

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Pharmacy provides interim prescription refills

Posted February 22, 2013 by Caitlin Kenney

The main pharmacy is now providing interim refill prescriptions for those who have run out of prescriptions before their next appointment. This is for chronic or maintenance use medication that meets specific criteria.

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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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Spring safety: A little thought can prevent injuries

Posted February 15, 2013 by Staff Sgt. Cierra Monroe

Courtesy photo The top five injuries related to cleaning are sprains, eye irritations, breathing issues, skin reactions, and cuts or abrasions. NELLIS AIR FORCE BASE, Nev. — With spring right around the corner we find ourselves bursting with excitement at the thought of warmer weather and fresh air. While you might realize that sports injuries…

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Posted February 8, 2013 by 99th Medical Group

Q: Who will be my primary care doctor if I sign up for TRICARE Plus? A: We will assign you a primary care manager in our Internal Medicine clinic. You will receive a letter stating the doctor you’ve been assigned. Q: Can I change my primary care doctor if he/she isn’t right for me? A:…

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Posted February 1, 2013 by 99th Medical Group

Q. I heard that my TRICARE benefits will no longer be available when the TriWest contract ends in April 2013! How can this be? A. I’m afraid you were misinformed. Your TRICARE benefits don’t end when health care delivery changes from TriWest to UnitedHealthcare Military& Veterans around April 1, 2012. Though there may be changes…

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New TRICARE copays take effect

Posted February 1, 2013 by Tech. Sgt. E. Taylor Worley

U.S. Air Force photo by Master Sgt. Jason W. Edwards TRICARE prescription copays will increase Feb. 1. Prescription costs will be based on the type of medication and where it is filled. For more information call your local TRICARE office. TRICARE prescription copays will increase Feb. 1. Prescription costs will be based on the type…

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Posted January 25, 2013 by 99th Medical Group

Q. What is MiCare and how do I sign up? A. Take Command of Your Healthcare. MiCare Secure Messaging is an online service that allows patients to take command of their healthcare by offering efficient electronic exchange between patients and their healthcare team. It allows for a more secure exchange of health information compared to…

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Air Force releases results of health and welfare inspection

Posted January 25, 2013 by Air Force News Service

(AFNS) — The Air Force released the results of the service-wide health and welfare inspections that were completed in an effort to emphasize an environment of respect, trust and professionalism in the workplace. “Every Airman deserves to be treated with respect. They also deserve to work in a professional environment,” said Gen. Mark A. Welsh…

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ATV Safety: What to know

Posted January 25, 2013 by Aerotech News Staff

At the first sign of good weather, a persistent rumbling heralds their arrival. They travel in packs, congregating in various parking lots. The appearance of the motorcycle provokes a furry of safety courses required to ride motorcycles on base.

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