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Ask the Doc – September 28, 2012

Posted September 28, 2012 by By 99th Medical Group

Q: Can my spouse also use TRICARE Plus? A: Any military beneficiary age 65+ that is eligible for Medicare, and has purchased Medicare Part B, may enroll in TRICARE Plus as long as they live in the Las Vegas area. Note: Medicare Part B is not required if the sponsor is still active duty. Each…

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4 risks you don’t know

Posted January 11, 2013 by Shari Lopatin

You might know that getting regular Pap tests is the number one way to protect against cervical cancer … but are you at high risk? Cervical cancer occurs most often in women older than 30 years old, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. It used to be the leading cause of cancer…

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Child abuse prevention: Make community a better place

Posted April 26, 2013 by 99th Medical Operations Squadron Family Advocacy

NELLIS AIR FORCE BASE, Nev. — April is National Child Abuse Prevention Month. This month, and the remainder of the year, family advocacy encourages everyone to play their part in making our community a better place for children and families. Informed, unified families and communities can enhance our children’s social and emotional well-being and help…

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Changes made to physical fitness training program

Posted August 9, 2013 by Airman 1st Class Timothy Young

U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Timothy Young Airmen run around the track located behind the Warrior Fitness Center Aug. 5 at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev. The Unit Fitness Program Managers no longer register Airmen for their annual or biannual physical fitness tests. Airmen are now responsible for scheduling their own tests…

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Posted November 8, 2013 by 99th Medical Group

Q. I’m an active duty service member; may I use other health insurance?   A.The Department of Defense is solely responsible for the cost of care provided to active duty service members.  If you have other health insurance, the DOD is still the primary payer and double coverage provisions don’t apply. As an active duty…

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Posted March 7, 2014 by By 99th Medical Group

Q.“Does TRICARE provide coverage for same-sex spouses?” A. TRICARE covers healthcare for those who show as TRICARE eligible in the Defense Enrollment Eligibility Reporting System. Determination for benefits is made by the seven uniformed services. Contact Information Defense Manpower Data Center 1-800-538-9552 Note: Due to a mandatory base-wide exercise on March 25, 2014, the Mike…

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Five ways you can prevent deadly skin cancer

Posted June 1, 2012 by By Shari Lopatin

Yes, it’s true—skin cancer is the most common cancer in the U.S. That means more people get skin cancer than breast cancer, lung cancer and colon cancer. And while not all forms of skin cancer are deadly, they can disfigure your skin and cause much discomfort.

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Nellis ‘Goes for Green’

Posted August 3, 2012 by By Senior Airman Jack Sanders

In a world where healthy and convenient does not always go hand in hand the Nellis dining facility is working to help those struggling to decide on food options to “Go for Green.”

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Ask the Doc – October 18, 2012

Posted October 19, 2012 by By 99th Medical Group

Q: Can I schedule an appointment for my spouse? A:Yes, contact the appointment line 702-653-2273 to schedule all appointments. Q: I have a difficult time reaching the referral management center. Can I dial them directly? A: No, our number is part of the medical center phone tree, but if you dial at 702-653-2273 and press…

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Pharmacy provides interim prescription refills

Posted February 22, 2013 by Caitlin Kenney

The main pharmacy is now providing interim refill prescriptions for those who have run out of prescriptions before their next appointment. This is for chronic or maintenance use medication that meets specific criteria.

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