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Well-Baby Doctor Visits: Why they are so important

Posted August 24, 2012 by By TriWest Healthcare Alliance

You’ve missed your baby’s scheduled well-baby doctor exam; should you be concerned? Your baby isn’t sick, so it’s not that important … is it?

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Knowing where to request records saves time, money

Posted August 24, 2012 by By Tammy Cournoyer

JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-RANDOLPH, Texas — In an effort to save time and money, the master personnel records branch staff at the Air Force Personnel Center wants retirees and former Airmen to know the correct procedures for requesting medical and personnel record information. “Knowing the correct procedures can not only cut down on the requestor’s…

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Ask the Doc – August 17, 2012

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Q. I was previously informed that I could not get care on base once I turned 65. What has changed? A. By law, Medicare becomes your primary insurer once you turn 65. Most military treatment facilities do not have the resources to take care of seniors. However, select bases around the country that have robust…

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I’ve been profiled, now what?

Posted August 17, 2012 by By 99th Medical Group

Getting a profile exempting a person from one or more part of the fitness assessment is different than a profile that limits a person from doing certain things at work, and knowing the difference in the process can save service members unnecessary aggravation down the road....

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Help arrives in my darkest hour

Posted August 10, 2012 by Commentary by Master Sgt. Kevin Wallace

Just before leaving Afghanistan in May 2011, I had to accomplish an online post-deployment health assessment and was flagged by many of my responses...

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Personal protective equipment can save lives

Posted August 10, 2012 by By Senior Airman Scott Miller

Motorcycle personal protective equipment is a mandatory requirement for all military members both on and off-duty....

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Back to School Physicals

Posted August 10, 2012 by By 99th Medical Group

The Nellis Pediatric Clinic is hosting additional Sports/School Physical Nights on Aug. 13 and Aug. 22. Parents can call the appointment line at 653-CARE(2273) to schedule.

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DOD, VA release mobile app targeting post-traumatic stress

Posted August 3, 2012 by By Air Force News Service

WASHINGTON (AFNS) — The Defense and Veterans Affairs departments have released a free Apple and Android smartphone mobile application for use with post-traumatic stress disorder treatment. The app is called PE Coach; PE stands for “prolonged exposure.” Psychologists at the Defense Department’s National Center for Telehealth and Technology, known as T2, and the VA National…

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Nellis ‘Goes for Green’

Posted August 3, 2012 by By Senior Airman Jack Sanders

In a world where healthy and convenient does not always go hand in hand the Nellis dining facility is working to help those struggling to decide on food options to “Go for Green.”

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Ask the Doc – August 2, 2012

Posted August 3, 2012 by By 99th Medical Group

Q. I am ready to retire. Can I continue to see my military doctor?

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