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Nevada steroid treatments free from fungal meningitis

Posted October 12, 2012 by By 1st Lt. Daviesha Rice

Nellis medical officials confirm that the Mike O’ Callaghan Federal Medical Center, serving local active-duty military personnel, their families and retirees, did not receive any contaminated steroids reported recently to have caused meningitis in patients across the nation. Approximately 137 cases of meningitis, including 12 deaths, have been reported in 10 states as of Oct….

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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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Check it at the gate

Posted October 12, 2012 by By 99th Security Forces Squadron

Due to several requests for information regarding on base firearms policies as well as those off base, we want to better educate our military and civilian members and their families about Local, State, and Federal firearms laws.

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Rider shares perspective on motorcycle safety

Posted October 12, 2012 by By Mic Williams

Motorcycle safety, like most things, is a state of mind....

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Nellis doctor provides unique capability

Posted October 12, 2012 by By Senior Airman Jack Sanders

Maj. (Dr.) Jeremy Kilburn is providing a specialty procedure at the Mike O’Callaghan Federal Medical Center here that’s saving money and, more importantly, time.

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Air Force provides EFMP families respite care

Posted October 5, 2012 by By Staff Sgt. Christopher Hubenthal

NELLIS AIR FORCE BASE, Nev. — Respite care is available to U.S. Air Force Exceptional Family Member Program families stationed throughout the country, and now the Airman and Family Readiness Center here is working with Child Care Aware and The Children’s Cabinet to make it more accessible for Nellis families. According to a respite care…

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Promoting better lifestyle choices: HAWC offers amazing abs class

Posted October 5, 2012 by By Senior Airman Jack Sanders

The Health and Wellness Center here is promoting healthier lifestyle choices for Airmen and their families, by offering an Amazing Abs class.

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Ask the Doc – September 28, 2012

Posted September 28, 2012 by By 99th Medical Group

Q: Can my spouse also use TRICARE Plus? A: Any military beneficiary age 65+ that is eligible for Medicare, and has purchased Medicare Part B, may enroll in TRICARE Plus as long as they live in the Las Vegas area. Note: Medicare Part B is not required if the sponsor is still active duty. Each…

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Five precautions and preventions for this Flu Season

Posted September 28, 2012 by By Senior Airman Jack Sanders

NELLIS AIR FORCE BASE, Nev. — Sniffling, sneezing, coughing, wheezing are some of the symptoms that let everyone know the flu season is back in full swing. The flu season can begin as early as October and lasts throughout winter with the most cases traditionally documented as occurring between January and March. “When I think…

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Rape Aggression Defense System course empowers Airmen

Posted September 28, 2012 by By Staff Sgt. Christopher Hubenthal

With all exits blocked, vision impaired, and a crowd of aggressors surrounding her, the Rape Aggression Defense Systems student sprung into action.

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