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Suicide Prevention: Risks and Warnings

Posted September 21, 2012 by TRIWEST Public Affairs

WASHINGTON, D.C.— September is National Suicide Prevention Month. Everyone should understand that before intervention, before support; even before treatment … there is prevention. Tragically, 36,000 lives are lost to suicide each year in the U.S. Tens of thousands more attempt suicide. Every day, families, friends, coworkers and neighbors lose someone they care about. Intervention, support…

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Ask the Doc

Posted September 21, 2012 by 99th Medical Group

Q: Why am I able to dispose of some medications in the trash as long as they’re mixed with an unpalatable substance and sealed but others I cannot? A: Some medications, while safe and effective when used as prescribed, are especially harmful to children, pets or anyone else if taken accidentally. Harmful effects can include…

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Tobacco Cessation: HAWC promotes better lifestyle choices

Posted September 21, 2012 by By Senior Airman Jack Sanders

NELLIS AIR FORCE BASE, Nev. — The Health and Wellness Center here is promoting healthier lifestyle choices for Airmen and their families by offering a variety of classes and services. One class offered at the HAWC is the tobacco cessation class. Tobacco cessation offers dependency advice, guidance and support to people wishing to kick the…

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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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Ask the Doc – September 14, 2012

Posted September 14, 2012 by By 99th Medical Group

TRICARE PLUS. . . Q. Can I dispose of my old or unused medications by just throwing them in the trash? A. No. It is important that medications are disposed of properly to avoid harm to others. You may dispose of most medications by mixing with unpalatable substances such as kitty litter or used coffee…

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HAWC promotes better lifestyle choices: Better Body Better Life

Posted September 14, 2012 by By Senior Airman Jack Sanders

U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Jack Sanders Master Sgt. Antonio Shaheed, 823rd Maintenance Squadron specialist section chief, does a side plank as instructed by Lacy Puttuck, 99th Aerospace Medical Squadron Health and Wellness Center nutrition program manager during a Better Body Better Life Class Sept. 7, 2012, at the HAWC here. NELLIS AIR…

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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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Avoiding the injuries while staying fit to fight

Posted September 7, 2012 by By Senior Airman Jack Sanders

NELLIS AIR FORCE BASE, Nev. — Flipping through the channels on TV one night, the newest popular workout routine comes guaranteeing people they can lose weight in a certain amount of weeks, but without the proper knowledge and expertise, jumping right into a fad workout is an easy way to get injured. Trends in weight…

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Ask the Doc – August 30, 2012

Posted August 30, 2012 by By 99th Medical Group

TRICARE PLUS. . . Q. Will I have a hard time getting appointments at Nellis? A. TRICARE Plus members have the same priority for care at Nellis as member’s enrolled in our TRICARE Prime program. Our commitment is to provide acute/urgent care appointments within 24 hours, routine appointments within seven days and specialty care appointments…

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Ask the Doc – August 24, 2012

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Question from TriCare Plus/Over 65: Q. What if I have civilian doctors I use in Las Vegas? A. You can continue to seek Medicare services from any doctors or hospitals you want because this program does not interfere with you current benefits. In addition, we will assign you to a primary care manager at Nellis…

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