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Great American Smokeout gives smokers a running start to quit

Posted November 30, 2012 by Airman 1st Class Monet Villacorte

NELLIS AIR FORCE BASE, Nev. — The Health and Wellness Center and 99th Force Support Squadron held The Great American Smokeout 5k and Turkey Trot Nov. 15, 2012, at the Warrior Fitness Center in support of Lung Cancer Awareness Month. Approximately 100 Airmen and their families participated in the 3.3 mile run from the fitness…

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The little things mean a lot to safe motorcycle riding

Posted November 30, 2012 by Niguel Williams

Little things mean a lot. It’s a phrase we have all grown up with, and probably, take for granted. Motorcyclists can’t afford, from a safety standpoint, to take anything for granted.

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Holiday cooking safety

Posted November 21, 2012 by Staff Sgt. Scott Edgmond

The holiday season has arrived and it brings with it all those wonderful meals we share with friends and family. With the increase in cooking, the potential for cooking fires rises.

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Posted November 21, 2012 by 99th Medical Group

Q. Does TRICARE pay for the shingles vaccine? A. Yes. TRICARE covers Zostavax, the vaccine that helps reduce the risk of getting shingles (herpes zoster). The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommends a single dose of the vaccine for adults age 60 or older regardless of whether they report a prior episode of…

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Ask The Doc

Posted November 16, 2012 by 99th Medical Group

Q. I heard that my TRICARE benefits will no longer be available when the TriWest contract ends in April 2013. How can this be? A. I’m afraid you were misinformed. Your TRICARE benefits don’t end when health care delivery changes from TriWest to UnitedHealthcare Military & Veterans around April 1, 2012. Though there may be…

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Are You Hurting Those You Love?

Posted November 16, 2012 by Jennifer Diveley

The average smoker tries to quit 20 times before succeeding. Some people are motivated to stop smoking to improve their health. Others say they stopped smoking “cold turkey” for personal reasons. Whatever the reason, the bottom line is that it’s not easy to quit! You probably already know that smoking is bad for you, but…

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By 99th Medical Group Q. I am a military retiree (or military retiree spouse) who recently started a new job. My new employer offers a comprehensive employer sponsored health care plan. As a military retiree, they are familiar with TRICARE, and have offered me an additional $3000 per year to opt out of their plan…

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Security Forces Pumpkin Patrol plans for Halloween Safety

Posted October 26, 2012 by Senior Airman Jack Sanders

This Halloween the 99th Security Forces Squadron is taking care to ensure safety for trick-or-treaters and the base populace.

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Motorcycle riding gear for safety

Posted October 26, 2012 by Niguel Williams

Anything that covers exposed skin is better than nothing, but there are certain characteristics or requirements of gear that motorcyclists should wear when riding.

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Behind the Red Line in the Operating Room

Posted October 26, 2012 by Staff Sgt. Christopher Hubenthal

How staff at Nellis AFB helps to keep operating theaters clean......

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