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An apple a day keeps the dentist away

Posted April 20, 2012 by By SrA Jessica Peterson

The military lifestyle comes with inconsistency in schedules, making it hard to maintain healthy habits.  Long hours, demanding missions and frequent travel can lead to a diet high in carbohydrates and a lack in oral care. Eating foods high in sugar causes tooth decay; so it is important to regulate sugar consumption and practice proper…

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Too Busy? 10 ways to work exercise into your life

Posted July 6, 2012 by By Shari Lopatin and Meghean Cook

TRIWEST — Between your job, your kids, and maybe even your deployed spouse, you often wonder how you can exercise more, or even at all. Perhaps if the day expanded to 48 hours, regular exercise would seem more reasonable. Since that won’t happen, here are some tips to work more exercise into your busy life….

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Tobacco Cessation: HAWC promotes better lifestyle choices

Posted September 21, 2012 by By Senior Airman Jack Sanders

NELLIS AIR FORCE BASE, Nev. — The Health and Wellness Center here is promoting healthier lifestyle choices for Airmen and their families by offering a variety of classes and services. One class offered at the HAWC is the tobacco cessation class. Tobacco cessation offers dependency advice, guidance and support to people wishing to kick the…

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Ask the Doc

Posted December 14, 2012 by 99th Medical Group

Q: Can I book appointments on the same days I visit the BX and commissary? A: We will try to schedule your appointments on a day/time that is good for you. Our goal is to provide acute/urgent care appointments within 24 hours, routine appointments within 7 days, and specialty care appointments within 28 days. Q:…

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Posted April 19, 2013 by 99th Medical Group

Q: I was previously informed I could not get care on base once I turned 65, what changed? A: By law, Medicare becomes your primary insurer once you turn 65. Most military treatment facilities do not have the resources to take care of seniors. However, select bases around the country that have robust medical services…

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Following water safety tips can help Airmen, families stay cool

Posted July 12, 2013 by Tech. Sgt. Benjamin Mayhew

In the heat of the Las Vegas summer, triple-digit temperatures have become a daily reality, and Airmen are spending much of their off-duty time looking for ways to stay cool.

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AF implements changes to PT assessment

Posted October 25, 2013 by Staff Sgt. David Salanitri

WASHINGTON — The Air Force has released further guidance on the implementation of several changes to the physical assessment test, which will take place Oct. 21. The new guidance includes additions to the body composition component of the fitness assessment, delegation of appeal authority for fitness assessments and changes to the walk test. According to…

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Q.“My provider’s billing office asked if they should use my Department of Defense Benefits Number, or my sponsor’s Social Security number to file a claim. What do I tell them?” A. You may let them know that either number will work. If they need additional assistance regarding filing claims, they should contact your regional contractor….

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Posted May 30, 2014 by 99th Medical Group

Q.“How do I file a medical appeal?” A.To file a medical appeal, follow the instructions on your explanation of benefits or determination letter for your denied claim. Send your appeal to your regional contractor. See below for the address. North Region Health Net Federal Services, LLC. TRICARE Claim Appeals P.O. Box 105266 Atlanta, GA 30348 Health…

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Look before you cross

Posted July 11, 2014 by Tech. Sgt. Benjamin Mayhew

Clark County has one of the highest pedestrian fatality rates in the country, and death rates have been rising the past two years.

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