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‘The Heat is On’: Nellis nears record highs

Posted July 5, 2013 by Airman 1st Class Joshua Kleinholz

U.S. Air Force photo by Master Sgt. Jason W. Edwards Airman 1st Class Jeffrey Albright, 99th Security Forces Squadron journeyman, drinks water in front of the Area 2 gate July 2 at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev. Working in near-record temperatures as high as 117 degrees, Airmen must hydrate frequently in order to avoid heat…

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Posted October 25, 2013 by 99th Medical Group

Q.  Does TRICARE pay for power wheelchairs and scooters? A.  TRICARE may cost share on electric powered wheelchairs if they are medically necessary, based on TRICARE requirements. TRICARE won’t cover a power wheelchair or scooter for convenience, or for leisure or recreational activities. Scooters, electric-powered, cart-type vehicles, may be cost-shared as an alternate to an…

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DOD focuses on healthy, active lifestyle for children

Posted February 7, 2014 by Terri Moon Cronk

With the national rate of childhood obesity increasing, the Defense Department wants to ensure children in military families lead healthy and active lifestyles, the Defense Department’s director of the office of family policy and children and youth said.

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Parkinson’s traveler runs for awareness

Posted May 16, 2014 by Senior Airman Christopher Tam

U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Christopher Tam Col. Marcus Cranston, 99th Medical Group director of medical education endocrinology and preventive medicine, starts a four-mile run May 7, 2014, in Las Vegas. Starting April 4, Cranston ran four miles in 44 different countries over the course of four weeks to raise awareness for Parkinson’s…

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Posted July 11, 2014 by 99th Medical Group

Q.“Our sponsor is no longer on active duty. What do we need to do to get Applied Behavior Analysis for our child who may have an Autism Spectrum Disorder?“ A. There are two parts to your question. 1. Under the basic TRICARE benefit, your child needs to have a Autism Spectrum Disorder diagnosed by a TRICARE-authorized…

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Health professionals offer cool advice

Posted May 11, 2012 by By Airman 1st Class Lincoln Korver

(AFNS) — Anyone who has gone through basic military training knows how seriously the instructors take “hydrating,” but do the trainees really know why they are encouraged to drink water regularly and beyond thirst? The human body’s main goal is to maintain homeostasis, or balance, in all aspects of function. This includes maintaining a constant…

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Back to school? Don’t forget this!

Posted July 20, 2012 by By Shari Lopatin

That time of year is right around the corner: back-to-school madness! So when you’re driving around to pick up new clothes and pencils, don’t forget the most important stop for your child: The doctor’s office.

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Air Force provides EFMP families respite care

Posted October 5, 2012 by By Staff Sgt. Christopher Hubenthal

NELLIS AIR FORCE BASE, Nev. — Respite care is available to U.S. Air Force Exceptional Family Member Program families stationed throughout the country, and now the Airman and Family Readiness Center here is working with Child Care Aware and The Children’s Cabinet to make it more accessible for Nellis families. According to a respite care…

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Service members urged to take action against the flu

Posted January 25, 2013 by Air Force News Service

Although flu season typically peaks in February, the influenza-related death toll continues to climb as the nation is impacted by an increase in influenza illnesses....

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Warfighter Refractive Surgery Center looks for more patients

Posted May 3, 2013 by Airman 1st Class Nicole Leidholm

TRAVIS AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. — Airmen who are sick of living day to day with their glasses and contacts have an opportunity to leave them all behind. The Warfighter Refractive Surgery Center at Travis AFB’s David Grant U.S. Air Force Medical Center has no waiting list and is looking for Airmen who wish to eliminate their…

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