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Mass flu vaccination helps fulfill annual requirement

Posted November 1, 2013 by Airman 1st Class Thomas Spangler

Senior Airman Jennifer Pontillo, 99th Medical Operations Squadron medical technician, administers the annual flu vaccine to Airman 1st Class Amber Philips, 57th Maintenance Squadron knowledge operator, at the base theater Oct. 25 at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev. The base theater served as a point of distribution for the vaccine allowing the 99th MDOS to…

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Electronic cigarette use increasing among Airmen

Posted February 21, 2014 by Air Force Medical Support Agency Health Promotions

FALLS CHURCH, Va. — Electronic cigarette use is becoming a popular alternative to traditional cigarettes, but the upward trend is becoming a concern for Air Force health care providers. The battery-operated products, known as e-cigarettes, are designed to deliver nicotine, flavor and other chemicals as a vapor that is inhaled by the user. According to…

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Hagel orders comprehensive military health system review

Posted May 30, 2014 by American Forces Press Service

WASHINGTON — Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel has ordered a comprehensive review of the Military Health System. Dr. Jonathan Woodson, the assistant secretary of defense for health affairs, will lead the review, Pentagon Press Secretary Navy Rear Adm. John Kirby said in a statement. The review, Kirby said, will focus on access to care and an assessment of…

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Be aware, be prepared

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U.S. Air Force photo illustration by Airman 1st Class Rachel Loftis Airmen are reminded to wear the proper protection while operating a bicycle in order to reduce the risk of injury during an unexpected incident. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, in 2012, 726 pedalcyclists were killed and an additional 49,000 were injured…

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Ask the Doc

Posted October 17, 2014 by 99th Medical Group

Q:“I just got married, how do I sign-up my spouse for TRICARE?” A: You will need to register your spouse in the Defense Enrollment Eligibility Reporting System, or DEERS, by completing a DD Form 1172, Application for Uniformed Services Identification Card and DEERS Enrollment. Provide this form and any other required documents to the Nellis Air…

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New fitness center uses energy efficiently

Posted May 24, 2012 by By Senior Airman Jack Sanders

The new Nellis Air Force Base Fitness Center is leading the way in planned energy efficiency. The $25M fitness center was funded by an Enhanced Use Lease with the city of North Las Vegas and is designed...

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Ask the Doc – July 27, 2012

Posted July 27, 2012 by By the 99th Medical Group

Q. I got sick after hours. How do I know if you have appointments? Do I have to go to ER?

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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

Posted February 8, 2013 by 99th Medical Group

Q: Who will be my primary care doctor if I sign up for TRICARE Plus? A: We will assign you a primary care manager in our Internal Medicine clinic. You will receive a letter stating the doctor you’ve been assigned. Q: Can I change my primary care doctor if he/she isn’t right for me? A:…

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Roundabouts increase safety when used properly

Posted May 17, 2013 by Tech. Sgt Ramone Hayes

Courtesy Photo U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Christopher Tam A pedestrian and several cars pass through the roundabout on the corner of Fitzgerald Boulevard and Ellsworth Avenue on Nellis Air Force Base, Nev. The roundabout is being used to alleviate traffic congestion, reduce fuel consumption, air pollution and accidents. NELLIS AIR FORCE…

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