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99th MDG providers receive acupuncture training

Posted October 30, 2015 by Senior Airman Mikaley Kline

Medical providers assigned to the 99th Medical Group recently underwent training for first aid acupuncture here to become certified acupuncturists.

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Exchange has military motorcyclists covered with personal protective equipment

Posted April 1, 2016 by Army & Air Force Exchange Service Public Affairs

Courtesy photo DALLAS—With the weather warming up to ideal outdoor activity temperatures this spring, many Soldiers and Airmen are taking to motorcycles as their recreational activity of choice. But riding a motorcycle isn’t without its dangers: According to a 2015 study by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, there were 4,668 fatal motorcycle crashes on…

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Medical evaluation board does what’s best for service members

Posted December 4, 2015 by Senior Airman Mikaley Kline

NELLIS AIR FORCE BASE, Nev. — It can be hard to foresee what the future may hold, especially for military members. Unfortunately, life can throw a wicked curveball. An Airman who may have wanted to make the Air Force a career might not get that opportunity due to unforeseen injuries or medical conditions. “The medical…

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After five decades of warnings, tobacco use still kills 1,300 Americans every day

Posted May 13, 2016 by Senior Airman Matthew Vondrasek

OFFUTT AIR FORCE BASE, Neb.—In 1964, the U.S. Surgeon General released a report linking smoking to ill health. The report highlighted dozens of studies from various scientists that all linked tobacco use to various diseases including: Lung Cancer, Bronchitis and Emphysema, Larynx Cancer, Oral Cancer, Esophagus Cancer, Stomach Ulcers, Circulatory Disease, Liver Cirrhosis, Bladder Cancer,…

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Posted February 5, 2016 by

Proof of Minimum Essential Coverage For Tax Year 2015 • The Defense Finance and Accounting Service (DFAS) will report your health care coverage to the IRS • You will get IRS Form 1095 which documents minimum essential coverage for you and your family members • You can opt to get the form electronically by using…

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Coping with PTSD

Posted October 30, 2015 by Shannon Collins

ARLINGTON, Va. — As a disabled Air Force veteran living with post-traumatic stress from military sexual trauma, I’ve had my good days and bad days but all of my hard work over the past two years paid off when I recently achieved one of my goals — completing my first full marathon, the Marine Corps…

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BOMC … what’s new in Air Force Medicine

Posted April 1, 2016 by 99th Medical Group

NELLIS AIR FORCE BASE, Nev. — The 99th Medical Group’s Base Operational Medicine Cell is a new way of delivering operational and occupational medicine to Airmen while continuing to deliver injury and illness care through assigned primary care managers in the manner everyone is accustomed too. In bringing the Air Force Medical Service in line…

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Posted December 11, 2015 by 99th Medical Group

Q.   Does TRICARE cover services to help me quit tobacco? A.  Yes, TRICARE pays for services, drugs and support to help you quit tobacco. You don’t need to have a tobacco-related illness to get these services. For more information, visit the Tobacco Cessation Services page. TRICARE provides services, drugs and support to help you…

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Posted May 20, 2016 by 99th Medical Group

Q. Does TRICARE cover applied behavior analysis?    A. TRICARE may cover Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) or other therapeutic services for beneficiaries with Autism Spectrum Disorder. Visit the TRICARE Comprehensive Autism Care Demonstration page for information on how to get ABA care. Contact Information North Region Contractor (Health Net) 1-877-TRICARE (1-877-874-2273) www.hnfs.com South Region Contractor (Humana Military)…

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Exchange ‘Salad Wednesdays’ are good for body — and wallet

Posted February 12, 2016 by Army and Air Force Exchange Service Public Affairs

DALLAS—Soldiers and Airmen wanting to eat right and save money can turn to the Army & Air Force Exchange Service for “Salad Wednesday.” Every Wednesday, diners can take $2 off any salad priced $4 or more at participating Exchange direct-operated restaurants. “Salad Wednesday” is part of the Exchange’s BE FIT initiative, designed to promote healthy…

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