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  • Avoid sickness: Immunizations offer disease protection

    The month of August is designated as National Immunization Awareness Month to raise awareness for preventable disease and sickness.Immunizations protect Airmen and their families' wellness and play a large role in maintaining unit readiness. "It is very important to stay up-to-date with vaccinations. While it is true, most of the diseases that we
  • TRICARE offers 24/7 nurse advice line

    Sometimes it is difficult to know if and when to seek medical help for an acute health problem, so having professional assistance at a moment's notice is invaluable. The Military Health System's new Nurse Advice Line for TRICARE beneficiaries does just that. As of April 2014, TRICARE beneficiaries in the continental United States, Alaska and Hawaii
  • Official Explains Options for Changing Health Care Providers

    Making a permanent-change-of-station move can be stressful, but changing health care providers during that time is easy, the director of the TRICARE health plan said here yesterday.In a DOD News interview, Mary Kaye Justis said she wants service members and their families to know there are several easy options to find new health care providers at
  • Corrective eye surgery wait times reduced

    The Air Force currently offers active duty members two types of corneal refractive surgery to correct near-sightedness, far-sightedness and astigmatism. Refractive surgery eliminates the need for glasses, contacts, prescription inserts for night vision goggles and ballistic eyewear thereby enhancing mission and deployment readiness. CRS is now
  • Nellis graduates newest Physician Assistants

    Two of the newest graduates of the Inter-Service Physician Assistant Program graduated and commissioned to the rank of 1st Lt. during a ceremony June 6, at the Mike O' Callaghan Federal Medical Center.The students, (former) Tech Sgt. Kevin Stuessy and (former) Tech Sgt. Christopher Gomez made up class 01-12 and graduated with their Master in
  • Health fair targets path to healthier life

    The fitness center and the health and wellness center are scheduled to host a health fair here May 30 at the Warrior Fitness Center.The health fair will take place from 8 a.m. to 12 p.m. and is open to anyone with base access.Opportunities provided during the event include a blood drive, a showcase of fitness equipment and interactive booths.Many
  • Medical experts evaluate air transportable clinic

    The 99th Medical Group took part in an Air Force pilot unit review program April 21 to 25 to evaluate the next generation forward deployable Utilis Air Transportable Clinic for future world-wide contingencies, disasters or emergencies. The ATC can support 300 to 500 patients requiring outpatient care in a remote area for a 30-day period without any
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