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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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99th Medical Operations Squadron holds physical therapy open house

Posted October 26, 2012 by Staff Sgt. Christopher Hubenthal

Tech Sgt. Janie Garceau, 99th Medical Operations Squadron physical therapy NCO in charge, shows Staff Sgt. Rebecca Smen, 99th MDOS physical therapy technician, how to use a Biodex Balance System during a physical therapy open house Oct. 19, 2012, at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev. Airmen of the 99th MDOS physical therapy section use the…

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Ask the Doc – October 18, 2012

Posted October 19, 2012 by By 99th Medical Group

Q: Can I schedule an appointment for my spouse? A:Yes, contact the appointment line 702-653-2273 to schedule all appointments. Q: I have a difficult time reaching the referral management center. Can I dial them directly? A: No, our number is part of the medical center phone tree, but if you dial at 702-653-2273 and press…

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Avoid the Flu with these top tips

Posted October 19, 2012 by By Shari Lopatin

Did you know that nine out of 10 healthy people who get a flu shot, don’t get the flu? According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, it’s true! And because it takes two weeks for a flu shot’s immunity to build completely, now is the best time to get vaccinated for flu season….

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Promoting better lifestyle choices: HAWC offers spin class

Posted October 19, 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 a variety of classes and services, and one way the staff is doing this is by offering a spin class.

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