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June 10, 2019

Mother of Three Survives Diabetic Coma at BSA Hospital

When she woke up in BSA Hospital, Malinda Gomez was shocked to find out she had been in a diabetic coma for five days.   “I have never been diabetic or even considered I could have diabetes,” Gomez explained.   In January 2018, Gomez ...

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May 22, 2019

Safe Sitter Training Offered at BSA

BSA is offering Safe Sitter® training to local middle school students this summer. The Safe Sitter® training program is the only national non-profit devoted to preparing children to be safe in unsupervised settings, whether home alone, sibling sitting or bab...

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May 9, 2019

Losing 160 Pounds to Gain a Healthier Lifestyle

Weighing in at 343 pounds, Braxton Bjork experienced daily joint pain, difficulty standing for extended periods of time, high cholesterol levels and high blood pressure. On July 20, 2017, Bjork made a life-changing decision to improve his health through bariat...

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April 5, 2019

Find Out How Your BMI Affects Your Health at the BSA Care Fair

Do you know your Body Mass Index? If you don’t, you should. Understanding your Body Mass Index (BMI) and managing a healthy weight can help you lead a long and healthy life. BMI determines your level of body fat and is used as a screening tool for determi...

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April 3, 2019

Helping the Homeless, One Meal at a Time

More than 25,000 people in Texas are homeless on any given day, according to the United States Interagency Council on Homelessness. BSA Amarillo Diagnostic Clinic Medical Lab Technicians, Jeff Parker and Mike Reeves, who work in the BSA Amarillo Diagnostic Cli...

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March 28, 2019

Nutrition’s Vital Role in Cancer Treatment

BSA Harrington Cancer Center offers every patient access to personalized nutrition services to help them stay well-nourished. Proper nutrition is an important part of cancer treatment, according to Whitney Warminski, RD, CSO, LD. Warminski specializes in oncol...

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March 19, 2019

A Mother’s Stay at BSA Through Her Son’s Eyes

Tuesday mornings are special for Michael Fox and Linda Hinders. The siblings visit their mother, Marianne, at Palo Duro Retirement Village in Canyon. “Every Tuesday we have coffee with her and her friends,” shared Fox. Marianne, 78, lives a self-sust...

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March 13, 2019

Sleep Soundly Without Insomnia

Are you experiencing sleepless nights? Insomnia may be the root cause, with approximately one in four Americans developing insomnia each year. Insomnia is a sleep disorder characterized by difficulty falling or staying asleep. Symptoms of insomnia include d...

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March 8, 2019

Getting a Colonoscopy Screening Could be a Life-Saving Decision

In recognition of National Colorectal Cancer Month, Gastroenterology Specialist at BSA Amarillo Diagnostic Clinic, Dr. James Lusby, encourages everyone 50 and older to be screened regularly. Colon cancer is the third most common cancer among men and women i...

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February 28, 2019

Social Media's Impact on Eating Disorders

The statistics are alarming: At least 30 million people suffer from an eating disorder in the United States. “The truth is, eating disorders are becoming more and more common and can affect an individual from any sex, age, race and economic class,” said...

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