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Posted December 14, 2012 by 99th Medical Group

Q: Can I book appointments on the same days I visit the BX and commissary? A: We will try to schedule your appointments on a day/time that is good for you. Our goal is to provide acute/urgent care appointments within 24 hours, routine appointments within 7 days, and specialty care appointments within 28 days. Q:…

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Chill out – don’t stress this Holiday Season

Posted December 14, 2012 by Lara H. Smith

It’s supposed to be the most wonderful time of the year. Yet for many, it’s anything but that. “If the holidays have you overwhelmed, you are not alone,” says TriWest Healthcare Alliance Behavioral Health Educator Kristin Musch. “Expectations are high, to-do lists are long and, often, the budget is tight, which can result in sadness,…

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Posted December 7, 2012 by 99th Medical Group

Q. Does TRICARE cover long term care? A. TRICARE does not have a long term care benefit. You may need to look at purchasing long term care insurance coverage for assistance with long term care costs. TRICARE, like Medicare, is designed to cover medical care for illnesses or injuries, such as cancer, a broken arm,…

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Running Safety

Posted December 7, 2012 by Senior Airman Jenna M. Oram

NELLIS AIR FORCE BASE, Nev. — Running is one sure fire way to stay fit and ready. More than 50 million people over the age of six years old actively participate in single activity exercises like running, cycling and walking. In 2008, 4,378 pedestrians were killed from traffic crashes in the U.S. and another 69,000…

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Energy drink survey comes to Nellis AFB

Posted November 30, 2012 by Major Nicholas Milazzo

NELLIS AIR FORCE BASE, Nev. — There is an ongoing study on the prevalence of energy drink consumption among all Air Force personnel, including civilians, stationed at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev. The survey was initiated by investigators at Travis Air Force Base, Calif. in September to understand how many Air Force personnel consume energy…

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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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Great American Smokeout gives smokers a running start to quit

Posted November 30, 2012 by Airman 1st Class Monet Villacorte

NELLIS AIR FORCE BASE, Nev. — The Health and Wellness Center and 99th Force Support Squadron held The Great American Smokeout 5k and Turkey Trot Nov. 15, 2012, at the Warrior Fitness Center in support of Lung Cancer Awareness Month. Approximately 100 Airmen and their families participated in the 3.3 mile run from the fitness…

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The little things mean a lot to safe motorcycle riding

Posted November 30, 2012 by Niguel Williams

Little things mean a lot. It’s a phrase we have all grown up with, and probably, take for granted. Motorcyclists can’t afford, from a safety standpoint, to take anything for granted.

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Holiday cooking safety

Posted November 21, 2012 by Staff Sgt. Scott Edgmond

The holiday season has arrived and it brings with it all those wonderful meals we share with friends and family. With the increase in cooking, the potential for cooking fires rises.

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Posted November 21, 2012 by 99th Medical Group

Q. Does TRICARE pay for the shingles vaccine? A. Yes. TRICARE covers Zostavax, the vaccine that helps reduce the risk of getting shingles (herpes zoster). The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommends a single dose of the vaccine for adults age 60 or older regardless of whether they report a prior episode of…

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