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April 21, 2021

BSA Says Thank You to Volunteers

Volunteers are a vital part of what goes on at BSA. Their passion and selflessness are inspiring, and the support they provide truly cannot be understated. Ahead of BSA Volunteer Week, we spoke with BSA Volunteer Coordinator, Nicole Bounsing, to get her though...

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April 14, 2021

BSA Social Worker Finds Passion in Advocating for Those with Autism

On August 17, 2007, Alanna Hepler, LMSW was told her son, Ethan, was diagnosed with severe autistic and nonverbal learning disorders. “My husband and I were devastated and felt so alone with the uncertainty of our son’s future,” Alanna shared. “Afte...

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March 23, 2021

Mother of Two Trusts BSA’s Pediatric Unit for Her Diabetic Daughters

When Christy Garces’ 10-year-old daughter Sophie experienced pain in her left foot followed by a fever, Christy’s first thought was to head to BSA. As a mother of two daughters with type 1 diabetes, she knew the severity of a seemingly ordinary condition c...

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February 25, 2021

Should you consider a heart scan after having COVID-19?

As a result of new information regarding the relationship between the cardiovascular system and COVID-19, there’s been a lot of chatter around the question of should you consider a heart scan after recovering? Answers vary depending on the individual and the...

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January 27, 2021

First-Time Mom Delivers Early at BSA While Suffering from COVID-19

Clara Perez, 23, was 34-weeks pregnant when she began experiencing severe COVID-19 symptoms. "I was having a lot of muscle pain and throwing up,” Perez said. “I wasn't able to keep anything down, not even water. I was also running a fever and had lost m...

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January 13, 2021

Nurse Practitioner Becomes COVID-19 Patient

In early April of 2020, Nurse Practitioner Stan Leffew contracted COVID-19 and was admitted to BSA hospital. Needing to be intubated, Leffew required the care of his former colleagues in the BSA Intensive Care Unit (ICU). “I know that many of [the staff...

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May 22, 2020

BSA EMS Helping to Test for COVID-19 in Nursing Homes and Assisted Living Facilities

As more cases of COVID-19 are being confirmed in the Texas Panhandle, the BSA Emergency Medical Services (EMS) department is doing their part to help one of our area’s at-risk populations. BSA EMS has been assigned by the Texas Emergency Medical Task Force t...

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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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