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As Nutrition Awareness month ends; eating healthy doesn’t have to

Posted March 28, 2014 by Airman 1st Class Jake Carter

NELLIS AIR FORCE BASE, Nev. — When people start eating, some start to wonder how many calories are in this and how much weight will be gained. Nutrition Awareness Month kicked off in March and dietitians are ready to answer people’s questions on how to start better eating habits. “Nutrition awareness is important as this helps…

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Sunscreen saves lives

Posted June 13, 2014 by Airman 1st Class Meagan Schutter

YOKOTA AIR BASE, Japan — “One in five people will develop some form of skin cancer during their lifetime,” according to Maj. Shelley Aldrich, 374th Medical Group chief of Dermatology. That can be a sombering fact for sun lovers and those who like to make regular trips to their local indoor tanning facility. The three most…

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Wake up: Don’t drive while tired

Posted August 8, 2014 by

U.S. Air Force photo illustration by Senior Airman Jason Couillard The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration estimates that 100,000 police reported crashes are the direct result of driver fatigue each year. This equals to 1,550 deaths, 71,000 injuries, and $12.5 billion in monetary losses. Although there are many studies about driving while fatigued, there are…

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Ask the Doc

Posted November 26, 2014 by 99th Medical Group

Q. Does TRICARE pay to replace durable medical equipment? A.  Yes, as long as you own it. The damage must be accidental and the equipment is broken and unrepairable.  Also, it may be replaced if there’s a change in your physical condition or the Food and Drug Administration states the equipment is unsafe. Regional contact…

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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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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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Are You Hurting Those You Love?

Posted November 16, 2012 by Jennifer Diveley

The average smoker tries to quit 20 times before succeeding. Some people are motivated to stop smoking to improve their health. Others say they stopped smoking “cold turkey” for personal reasons. Whatever the reason, the bottom line is that it’s not easy to quit! You probably already know that smoking is bad for you, but…

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Ask the Doc

Posted June 21, 2013 by

Q. I was seeing a civilian provider and I was told I have to come back to our hospital. Why do I have to come back? What are my options? A. If medical care can be administered at Mike O’Callaghan Federal Medical Center, then you must come here for your care if you are active…

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Life of a Warrior initiative encourages healthier way of life

Posted October 4, 2013 by Staff Sgt. Christopher Hubenthal

U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Christopher Tam Missy Cornish, wife of Col. Barry Cornish, 99th Air Base Wing commander, leads a warrior trained fitness workout on the field at the track behind the Warrior Fitness Center Sept. 26 at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev. The Warrior trained fitness event was designed with…

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Nellis Airmen volunteer for search, rescue exercise

Posted January 17, 2014 by Senior Airman Brett Clashman

NELLIS AIR FORCE BASE, Nev. — An exercise entailing joint search and rescue capability centered on training members of the Red Rock Search and Rescue, Nevada Civil Air Patrol and National Association of Search and Rescue, lasted one week, split into two weekends, Dec. 27-29 and Jan. 3-5 at the Valley of Fire State Park, Perkins Airport…

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