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Air Force Medical Service website focuses on Men’s Health Month

Posted June 28, 2013 by Lt. Col. Constance L. Smith

U.S. Air Force graphic by Steven Thompson The Air Force Center of Excellence for Medical Multimedia Men’s Health website http://www.menshealthatoz.org/ offers a guide to prostate health and various conditions that can affect the health of men. It provides a sensitive and informative exploration of men’s health issues, including benign prostatic hyperplasia, a condition which involves…

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Pumpkin Patrol ensures child safety during Halloween

Posted October 18, 2013 by 1st Class Jason Couillard

NELLIS AIR FORCE BASE, Nev. — The 99th Security Forces Squadron ensures the safety of base housing residents during Halloween through a program called the “Pumpkin Patrol.” The security forces and volunteers from other units provide a safe and secure environment for children trick-or-treating through expanded foot patrols of the Nellis Landings and Terrace housing. The…

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HAWC offers tobacco cessation classes

Posted January 31, 2014 by Airman 1st Class Jason Couillard

NELLIS AIR FORCE BASE, Nev. — The Health and Wellness Center located in the Warrior Fitness Center is offering tobacco cessation classes to help Airmen and their families quit smoking. As outlined in AFI 40-102, Tobacco Use in the Air Force, the goal is to be a tobacco-free Air Force. According to the AFI, tobacco use is…

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Ask the Doc

Posted May 16, 2014 by 99th Medical Group

Q.“What benefits does the Continued Health Care Benefit Program offer?” A.Benefits are like TRICARE Standard and TRICARE Overseas Program Standard with the same costs, providers and program rules except you can’t get care at military hospitals or clinics or have prescriptions filled at military pharmacies. Note: Effective June 27 the Nurse Advise Line will be…

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Boating in style: Life jackets save lives

Posted July 3, 2014 by Senior Airman Jason Couillard

Airmen are reminded to wear a life jacket while operating or riding on personal watercraft to help increase their risk of survival in case of an emergency. According to the Personal Flotation Device Manufacturers Association, nine out of ten drowning’s occur in inland waters, most within a few feet of safety and involving boats under…

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Ask the Doc

Posted September 19, 2014 by 99th Medical Group

Q:  Does TRICARE cover custodial care?   A:  No. Custodial care (care provided for someone’s daily needs such as eating, dressing, or providing a place to sleep, as opposed to taking care of their medical needs), whether provided in an institution or home, isn’t covered. Some aspects of the care may be covered, such as…

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Ask the Doc

Posted January 30, 2015 by 99th Medical Group

Q: I’m an active duty service member about to start terminal leave. How do I get health care? A: It depends on whether you have a military or primary care manager. Visit the “Getting Care on Terminal Leave” page for detailed information. Before going on terminal leave, get all routine care, including any medical examinations or…

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Healing through therapy

Posted March 31, 2012 by By Senior Airman Jack Sanders

NELLIS AIR FORCE BASE, Nev. – Every break, bump or bruise has one thing in common: they take time and work to heal. The medics at the Mike O’Callaghan Federal Medical Center Physical Therapy section know this better than most. “Our job is getting people, as soon as possible, back to duty in a safe…

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Ask the Doc – June 29, 2012

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Q: I’m 45 year old female. Do I need to get a mammogram? A: Yes, it’s recommended for ages 40 through 69 every 12-24 months.

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Summer safety wraps up

Posted September 7, 2012 by Staff Sgt. Krystie Martinez

Courtesy photo Air Combat Command released statistics on this year’s campaign on Summer Safety, and noted that personal motor vehicles accidents decreased from 45 in 2011 to 24 so far for 2012, along with on-duty industrial accidents dropping from 32 to 22. LANGLEY AIR FORCE BASE, Va. — Air Combat Command leaders reflected on the…

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