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Only ‘Safe and Sane’ fireworks allowed from June 28 to July 4

Posted June 29, 2012 by By Clark County Fire Department

The Clark County Fire Department is reminding residents that only fireworks labeled “safe and sane” are legal for use in Clark County, and only from June 28 through July 4, when it’s legal for authorized...

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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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Great American Smokeout gives smokers a running start to quit

Posted November 30, 2012 by Airman 1st Class Monet Villacorte

NELLIS AIR FORCE BASE, Nev. — The Health and Wellness Center and 99th Force Support Squadron held The Great American Smokeout 5k and Turkey Trot Nov. 15, 2012, at the Warrior Fitness Center in support of Lung Cancer Awareness Month. Approximately 100 Airmen and their families participated in the 3.3 mile run from the fitness…

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Reductions won’t affect most TRICARE Prime beneficiaries

Posted April 12, 2013 by

FALLS CHURCH, Va. — Despite upcoming service area reductions, TRICARE Prime will remain a health care option for 97 percent of the more than 5 million beneficiaries eligible for the health care plan, Military Health System officials said. The 3 percent difference, which comprises about 171,000 beneficiaries who mostly reside more than 40 miles from…

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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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Posted September 26, 2014 by 99th Medical Group

Q:“Are TRICARE deductibles and co-payments fixed, or do they increase as I get older?” A: TRICARE deductibles and co-payments are established by law; they may change if the law changes. At this time they are not linked to age, but are linked to the particular TRICARE option being used (Standard/Extra/Prime).   Send your questions to askthedoc@nellis.af.mil

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