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March 30, 2020

Using Technology to Connect with Loved Ones

With government and health officials enforcing social distancing, fighting the coronavirus can be lonely and isolating— but it doesn’t have to be. To help reduce the spread of COVID-19, we encourage you to use technology as a bridge across physical dist...

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March 13, 2020

How to Avoid Heartburn

Heartburn occurs when stomach acid backs up into the tube that carries food from your mouth to your stomach (esophagus). It can feel like a burning pain in the chest that may worsen when bent over or lying down. Getting heartburn is common and the symptoms can...

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March 13, 2020

The Effects of Sleep Deprivation

Getting better sleep helps you lead a better life. To achieve optimal health, prioritize your sleep schedule. “Sleep is the single most effective thing we can do to reset our brain and body each day,” explained BSA Sleep Disorders Center Manager, Jeanni...

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March 13, 2020

Wrapped in Love - How One BSA Employee Gives Back

Vickie Burns, a long-standing employee at BSA, spends her time off crocheting to give back to her co-workers. A self-taught crocheter, Burns, started crocheting blankets with the intention of giving one to her co-worker who was welcoming a new baby at BSA. ...

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February 28, 2020

Finding New Hope After Weight Loss Surgery

In 2012, Billie Layland’s life changed. Her health began to decline, including a weight gain she could not get rid of. “I had many trials and errors of losing weight,” says Layland. “It just seems like the weight comes on and it does not come off. P...

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February 14, 2020

12-year-old patient donates gaming system to BSA Pediatric Unit

BSA’s Pediatric Unit recently received a new gaming system that patients will be able to use during their stay, thanks to a donation from a former patient. John Hare, 12, was admitted to BSA Hospital due to a severe allergic reaction in November of 2019, ...

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February 14, 2020

BSA Partners with Meals on Wheels to Provide Hot Meals to Amarillo Seniors

For more than 20 years, BSA Health System has teamed up with Meals on Wheels, a local nonprofit, to prepare and deliver hot, nutritious meals to seniors in need in the Amarillo area. “Meals on Wheels is one small way we give back to our community,” said...

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January 20, 2020

How to Get Back Into Your Wellness Routine after the Holidays

After the holidays, getting back into a wellness routine can be a challenge. BSA Registered Dietitian, Stephanie Collins, says holiday foods and events can knock us out of our healthy routines. “After you indulge during the holidays, the cravings for high...

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January 10, 2020

Folic Acid: A Woman's Best Friend

There are many ways parents prepare for a baby. One important way moms can prepare is to get all the nutrients a growing baby needs. Folic acid is a B-vitamin essential for proper cell growth and is a great place for moms to begin their preparation. Folic a...

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January 9, 2020

A Life-Changing Year: A Local Woman’s Weight Loss Success

One year can make a huge difference in someone’s life. That is especially true for Piper Bennett who has lost 108 pounds less than a year after having bariatric surgery. Being diagnosed with type 2 diabetes, Bennett first began looking into bariatric surgery...

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