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Electronic cigarette use increasing among Airmen

Posted February 21, 2014 by Air Force Medical Support Agency Health Promotions

FALLS CHURCH, Va. — Electronic cigarette use is becoming a popular alternative to traditional cigarettes, but the upward trend is becoming a concern for Air Force health care providers. The battery-operated products, known as e-cigarettes, are designed to deliver nicotine, flavor and other chemicals as a vapor that is inhaled by the user. According to…

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New fitness center uses energy efficiently

Posted May 24, 2012 by By Senior Airman Jack Sanders

The new Nellis Air Force Base Fitness Center is leading the way in planned energy efficiency. The $25M fitness center was funded by an Enhanced Use Lease with the city of North Las Vegas and is designed...

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Ask the Doc – July 27, 2012

Posted July 27, 2012 by By the 99th Medical Group

Q. I got sick after hours. How do I know if you have appointments? Do I have to go to ER?

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Nevada steroid treatments free from fungal meningitis

Posted October 12, 2012 by By 1st Lt. Daviesha Rice

Nellis medical officials confirm that the Mike O’ Callaghan Federal Medical Center, serving local active-duty military personnel, their families and retirees, did not receive any contaminated steroids reported recently to have caused meningitis in patients across the nation. Approximately 137 cases of meningitis, including 12 deaths, have been reported in 10 states as of Oct….

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Ask the Doc

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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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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Building resilience through Comprehensive Airman Fitness

Posted September 6, 2013 by Staff Sgt. Christopher Hubenthal

NELLIS AIR FORCE BASE, Nev., — Airmen in the U.S. Air Force may find obstacles and challenges in their path when conducting day-to-day operations, supporting a deployment tasking or dealing with family issues. These challenges can often result in stress that may hinder Airmen’s performance in their work and in their personal life. In 2010, the…

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‘Deck the halls’ with safety in mind

Posted November 27, 2013 by Staff Sgt. Candice C. Page

U.S. Air Force graphic It’s that festive time of year again. It’s time to string the lights, hang decorations, put up Christmas trees and bring out the candles to celebrate the holidays. To keep the holiday season a merry one, Senior Master Sgt. Derrick D. Mitchell, Air Combat Command ground safety superintendent and Christian Jacobs,…

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Training affiliation agreement ensures medical skills are maintained

Posted April 4, 2014 by Senior Airman Jason Couillard

U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Jason Couillard U.S. Air Force surgeons assigned to the Mike O’Callaghan Federal Medical Center, Nellis Air Force Base discuss a patient’s medical records March 28 at University Medical Center, Las Vegas. MOFMC Airmen are provided the opportunity to maintain their medical expertise by participating in a joint…

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Ask the Doc – June 22, 2012

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As of May 30, the Immunization Clinic is open for extended hours, until 5:00 p.m. In addition, several of the Mike O’Callaghan Federal Medical Center’s primary care departments, including Pediatrics, Family...

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