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Severing the chain reactions that can lead to suicide

Posted June 29, 2012 by By Senior Airman Jack Sanders

Those last few words of the argument ring in your head as you pour another drink. Checking Facebook makes everything worse, and the more you drink the worse your thoughts become – and the worse your judgment about the situation gets.

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Ask the Doc – June 29, 2012

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Q: I’m 45 year old female. Do I need to get a mammogram? A: Yes, it’s recommended for ages 40 through 69 every 12-24 months.

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HAWC fitness coach places in Nev. bodybuilding competition

Posted June 29, 2012 by U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Daniel Hughes

Brittney Hunsaker, 99th Aerospace Medicine Squadron health and fitness specialist, works out at the Nellis Air Force Base Health and Wellness Center June 25, 2012.

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2011 Drinking Water Quality Report for Nellis Air Force Base

Posted June 22, 2012 by anradmin

This report is a snapshot of calendar year 2011 drinking water quality at Nellis AFB.  It is required by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Safe Drinking Water Act (SDWA) which was passed by Congress in 1974.  The purpose of the SDWA is to protect public health by regulating the nation’s public drinking water supply.  It…

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Ask the Doc – June 22, 2012

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As of May 30, the Immunization Clinic is open for extended hours, until 5:00 p.m. In addition, several of the Mike O’Callaghan Federal Medical Center’s primary care departments, including Pediatrics, Family...

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Water hazards: summer’s silent killer

Posted June 22, 2012 by By Senior Airman Jack Sanders

With temperatures in the triple digits and the risk of heat related incidents rising, nothing could be better than a little water, right? Wrong.

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TRICARE travel tips: keeping you covered

Posted June 15, 2012 by By Brian P. Smith

TRIWEST — When you’re leaving on vacation or changing duty stations, TRICARE is your medical coverage. These five small steps can help you avoid unexpected issues during your travels – even if you change TRICARE regions.   Keep DEERS Updated:  No matter which TRICARE program you use, your Defense Enrollment Eligibility Reporting System record is…

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VA holds aggressive national recruitment to hire mental health professionals

Posted June 15, 2012 by By Department of Veterans Affairs

WASHINGTON — Secretary of Veterans Affairs Eric K. Shinseki recently announced the department would add approximately 1,600 mental health clinicians as well as nearly 300 support staff to its existing workforce to help meet the...

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Solar energy upgrade boosts efficiency

Posted June 8, 2012 by Senior Airman Jack Sanders

NELLIS AIR FORCE BASE, Nev. — The 99th Air Base Wing headquarters building is adding solar panels in an effort to make the building more energy efficient. Nellis is in the process of starting and...

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First responders: Potential victims?

Posted June 8, 2012 by By Senior Airman Jack Sanders

NELLIS AIR FORCE BASE, Nev. — Arriving on scene, first responders rush to the aid of a summer heat victim. As one of the responders starts to treat the victim the unthinkable happens: the first responder is now victim number two.

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