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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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Fit to fight …

Posted August 16, 2013 by Senior Airman Daniel Hughes

Airman discovers passion for weightlifting U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Daniel Hughes Staff Sgt. Victoria Dean, 57th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron unit fitness program manager, lifts a 75 pound dumbbell during a strength workout at the Warrior Fitness Center Aug. 2 at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev. Dean has competed in and won three…

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Ask the Doc

Posted November 15, 2013 by 99th Medical Group

Q. How does the Affordable Care Act affect TRICARE? A.The Affordable Care Act has no direct effect on TRICARE since a different set of statutes under the authority of the Department of Defense and the Secretary of Defense apply to TRICARE. Eligibility, covered benefits, cost shares and all other features of the TRICARE program remain…

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Ask the Doc

Posted March 21, 2014 by By 99th Medical Group

Q.“Is Walgreens a TRICARE network pharmacy?” A.No, although Express Scripts and Walgreens signed a network agreement in 2012, Walgreens is still a non-network pharmacy for TRICARE beneficiaries. You may get your prescription filled at Walgreens but you’ll pay more. You’ll need to pay the full prescription cost upfront and file a claim for partial reimbursement…

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Motorcycle safety at forefront of CDOS

Posted June 6, 2014 by Senior Airman Siuta B. Ika

U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Rachel Loftis Service members await instructions during the Motorcycle Safety Foundation Basic Riders Course May 29 at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev. The course provides three days of motorcycle training to teach the basics of safely riding a motorcycle on and off base. NELLIS AIR FORCE BASE,…

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Don’t risk it, avoid being a driving statistic

Posted July 25, 2014 by tomlear

U.S. Air Force illustration by Airman 1st Class Rachel Loftis As summer temperatures soar into the high 100s, vacations and road trips are becoming more necessary in order to escape the blistering heat. It is important to remember to be fully prepared before driving any kind of distance. According to the National Highway Traffic safety…

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