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Feel the burn: Avoid summer heat related injuries

Posted March 1, 2013 by Senior Airman Jonathon Morel

With the spring and summer months upon us, heat related injuries will be on the rise. Here at Nellis, the Las Vegas summers can be especially brutal with daily temperatures over 100 degrees.

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Make child safety a priority this summer

Posted May 31, 2013 by Staff Sgt. Gregory Brook

NELLIS AIR FORCE BASE, Nev. — The summer in Las Vegas is not quite here yet, but the days of consecutive triple digit temperatures are fast approaching. Soon, school will be done for the year and the long lazy days of summer will begin for the children here. With the start of the summer season come added…

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Mike O’Callaghan Federal Medical Center offers flu vaccination

Posted September 27, 2013 by Staff Sgt. Michael Charles

The 99th Medical Operations Squadron Immunization Clinic is preparing for the upcoming 2013-2014 flu season by offering vaccinations to all current and retired military members and their families at the Mike O’Callaghan Federal Medical Center while supplies last.

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Ask the Doc

Posted December 20, 2013 by

Q. What is the process for an active duty member enroll into a new Primary Care Manager when reporting to a new duty station. A. All active duty service members must in-process to their new duty station every time they PCS. This process will ensure you and dependents on Tricare Prime will have a PCM…

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Every Airman has role in preventing sexual assault

Posted April 25, 2014 by Gen. Larry Spencer

U.S. Air Force photo by Scott M. Ash Air Force Vice Chief of Staff Gen. Larry O. Spencer testifies on the Air Force Readiness Posture April 10 before the House Armed Services Committee in Washington, D.C. Spencer shared the witness table with Gen. John F. Campbell, the vice chief of staff of the U.S. Army;…

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Stray animals, pests find shelter from summer heat

Posted June 20, 2014 by Airman 1st Class Thomas Spangler

With the summer months fast approaching, stray animals and vermin will begin to appear around work place buildings and homes.

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Don’t drink, drive: AADD saves lives

Posted August 29, 2014 by Senior Airman Jason Couillard

U.S. Air Force illustration by Senior Airman Jason Coulliard AADD operates from 11 p.m. to 4 a.m. on Friday and Saturday nights. All calls are anonymous and there is no charge to use the service. Although AADD seems like a convenient service to use, it is not a cab service and should not be treated…

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Autism, early warning signs – TRICARE coverage available

Posted April 20, 2012 by By Shari Lopatin

Did you know a child as young as 1 year old can show signs of autism, according to Autism Speaks? “If your child does have autism, early intervention may be his or her best hope,” the organization says on its website. If you’re planning to have a baby or are currently pregnant, getting to know…

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Ask the Doc – July 6, 2012

Posted July 6, 2012 by

Are you going to have a school physical day this year? How do I schedule my appointment?

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99th Medical Group treats scabies outbreak

Posted September 14, 2012 by By Capt. Mariah Zeigler

NELLIS AIR FORCE BASE, Nev. — About 150 patients were treated at the Mike O-Callaghan Federal Medical Center for rashes consistent with scabies Sept. 11 and 12. Scabies is an easily-treatable skin rash caused by the human “itch mite,” or Sarcoptes scabiei var. hominis. The most common symptoms of scabies are intense itching and a…

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