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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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Occupational therapy: Therapy for job of living

Posted April 19, 2013 by Caitlin Kenney

April is National Occupational Therapy Month and the clinic here is highlighting the work it has accomplished in the five months since it opened. In just that small time period, the clinic’s patient care has more than doubled.

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Ask the Doc

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Q. I live overseas and my eligible family member is receiving Applied Behavior Analysis from a Board Certified Behavior Analyst/BCBA-Doctoral certified by the Behavioral Analyst Certification Board. Can he/she receive ABA reinforcement under the Extended Care Health Option Autism Demonstration for active duty family members or the ABA Pilot for non-active duty family members? A.No,…

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Ask the Doc

Posted November 1, 2013 by 99th Medical Group

Q. I’m an active duty service member; may I use other health insurance?   A.The Department of Defense is solely responsible for the cost of care provided to active duty service members.  If you have other health insurance, the Department of Defense is still the primary payer. Double coverage provisions don’t apply. As an Active…

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DOD anti-tobacco video contest open for public voting

Posted February 21, 2014 by Air Force Surgeon General Public Affairs

WASHINGTON — The Air Force community is encouraged to kick off 2014 by voting online for the best anti-tobacco video in the Department of Defense-sponsored Fight the Enemy until March 14. Five finalists have been selected for public voting, including two Air Force entrants. The contest videos capture the theme of tobacco use as the…

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Phishing scam targets military cardholders

Posted May 24, 2012 by By 1st Lt. Ken Lustig

NELLIS AIR FORCE BASE, Nev. — A scam affecting military personnel led the Nellis finance office to issue a warning of a virus threat. Air Force government travel card contractor Citi reported to the Air Force that a bogus email designed to resemble Citi’s own correspondence was being circulated in…

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Winds of Change

Posted July 27, 2012 by By Staff Sgt. William Coleman

During recent weeks, strong winds have hit the Las Vegas Valley. The National Weather Service has reported sustained winds reaching 30 mph and wind gusts between 40-55 mph.

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Ask the Doc – October 11, 2012

Posted October 12, 2012 by By 99th Medical Group

Q: I heard that Tricare will pay for visits to CVS’s “MinuteClinic”. Can I use MinuteClinic? A: TriWest’s corporate contracting team implemented a contract with CVS’s MinuteClinic, effective Sept. 1, 2012. West Region beneficiaries will now have access to all West Region locations of MinuteClinic retail providers located in CVS pharmacies. All Tricare Prime Beneficiaries,…

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New TRICARE copays take effect

Posted February 1, 2013 by Tech. Sgt. E. Taylor Worley

U.S. Air Force photo by Master Sgt. Jason W. Edwards TRICARE prescription copays will increase Feb. 1. Prescription costs will be based on the type of medication and where it is filled. For more information call your local TRICARE office. TRICARE prescription copays will increase Feb. 1. Prescription costs will be based on the type…

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TV announcements illustrate signs of suicide risk

Posted May 17, 2013 by Terri Moon Cronk

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Officials at the Defense and Veterans Affairs departments have produced three public service announcements to help families and friends recognize the signs of potential suicide in veterans and service members. The television announcements have aired since April on the Pentagon Channel and American Forces Network, and are 15, 30 and 60 seconds in…

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