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August 19, 2021

BSA Volunteer Continues to Brighten the Days of Others’ After 15 Years

At the urging of a friend from church who was already involved with the program, Stephanie B., a voracious reader and beach-lover, accepted an invitation to volunteer her time at BSA. Now, Stephanie is a 15-year veteran of the program. We spoke with Stephan...

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August 5, 2021

60 Second Sleep Tip – How Much Sleep You Need

The amount of sleep that you should get largely depends on your age.   · Newborns should get anywhere from 14 to 17 hours of sleep. · Infants should get anywhere from 12 to 15 hours of sleep. · Toddlers should get anywhere from 11 to 14...

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July 30, 2021

What’s RSV (Respiratory Syncytial Virus)?

What’s RSV (Respiratory Syncytial Virus)? Respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) is a common virus that causes illness of the nose, throat and lungs. RSV is common in adults and children and usually appears with mild symptoms, leading many to believe they’re...

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July 22, 2021

60 Second Sleep Tip – Sleeping in the Heat of Summer

.text_post_block{display:none;} During the heat of summer, achieving restful sleep can be a challenge. Jeannie Pruitt, Manager of BSA Sleep Disorders Center, is sharing tips to help you achieve optimal sleep during the summer. To sleep well during warme...

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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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