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HAWC promotes better lifestyle choices: Better Body Better Life

Posted September 14, 2012 by By Senior Airman Jack Sanders

U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Jack Sanders Master Sgt. Antonio Shaheed, 823rd Maintenance Squadron specialist section chief, does a side plank as instructed by Lacy Puttuck, 99th Aerospace Medical Squadron Health and Wellness Center nutrition program manager during a Better Body Better Life Class Sept. 7, 2012, at the HAWC here. NELLIS AIR…

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Summer safety wraps up

Posted September 7, 2012 by Staff Sgt. Krystie Martinez

Courtesy photo Air Combat Command released statistics on this year’s campaign on Summer Safety, and noted that personal motor vehicles accidents decreased from 45 in 2011 to 24 so far for 2012, along with on-duty industrial accidents dropping from 32 to 22. LANGLEY AIR FORCE BASE, Va. — Air Combat Command leaders reflected on the…

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Avoiding the injuries while staying fit to fight

Posted September 7, 2012 by By Senior Airman Jack Sanders

NELLIS AIR FORCE BASE, Nev. — Flipping through the channels on TV one night, the newest popular workout routine comes guaranteeing people they can lose weight in a certain amount of weeks, but without the proper knowledge and expertise, jumping right into a fad workout is an easy way to get injured. Trends in weight…

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Ask the Doc – August 30, 2012

Posted August 30, 2012 by By 99th Medical Group

TRICARE PLUS. . . Q. Will I have a hard time getting appointments at Nellis? A. TRICARE Plus members have the same priority for care at Nellis as member’s enrolled in our TRICARE Prime program. Our commitment is to provide acute/urgent care appointments within 24 hours, routine appointments within seven days and specialty care appointments…

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Ask the Doc – August 24, 2012

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Question from TriCare Plus/Over 65: Q. What if I have civilian doctors I use in Las Vegas? A. You can continue to seek Medicare services from any doctors or hospitals you want because this program does not interfere with you current benefits. In addition, we will assign you to a primary care manager at Nellis…

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Well-Baby Doctor Visits: Why they are so important

Posted August 24, 2012 by By TriWest Healthcare Alliance

You’ve missed your baby’s scheduled well-baby doctor exam; should you be concerned? Your baby isn’t sick, so it’s not that important … is it?

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Knowing where to request records saves time, money

Posted August 24, 2012 by By Tammy Cournoyer

JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-RANDOLPH, Texas — In an effort to save time and money, the master personnel records branch staff at the Air Force Personnel Center wants retirees and former Airmen to know the correct procedures for requesting medical and personnel record information. “Knowing the correct procedures can not only cut down on the requestor’s…

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Ask the Doc – August 17, 2012

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Q. I was previously informed that I could not get care on base once I turned 65. What has changed? A. By law, Medicare becomes your primary insurer once you turn 65. Most military treatment facilities do not have the resources to take care of seniors. However, select bases around the country that have robust…

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I’ve been profiled, now what?

Posted August 17, 2012 by By 99th Medical Group

Getting a profile exempting a person from one or more part of the fitness assessment is different than a profile that limits a person from doing certain things at work, and knowing the difference in the process can save service members unnecessary aggravation down the road....

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Help arrives in my darkest hour

Posted August 10, 2012 by Commentary by Master Sgt. Kevin Wallace

Just before leaving Afghanistan in May 2011, I had to accomplish an online post-deployment health assessment and was flagged by many of my responses...

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