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August 12, 2019

Summer Colds vs. Allergies

Sometimes the common symptoms of a cold —runny nose, coughing, scratchy and sore throat, fever and body aches—can overlap with what we think are the signs of seasonal allergies. Knowing the difference between a cold and an allergy can help you treat the...

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July 29, 2019

Milk Matters: Mom's Meal Plan While Breastfeeding

Breastfeeding is a great way to provide your baby with a variety of nutrients that help to keep your baby healthy. While breastfeeding, it is important to keep up with your own health as well. Follow the tips below to help you stay healthy while breastfeedi...

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July 23, 2019

Surviving a Summer Pregnancy in Texas

A summer pregnancy in the Texas Panhandle may not always be the easiest. It is normal for expectant mothers to feel uncomfortable and overheated. While carrying your little one, your body is working overtime to cool down and the heat doesn’t help. That is wh...

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July 23, 2019

Weight Loss Surgery at BSA Gives Mom New Lease on Life

For years, Chylo Graham was on a diet rollercoaster and wanted desperately to step off. “I had tried all diets and my body just wouldn’t cooperate,” Graham explained. “Every time I would lose 15 pounds, I would gain back 30.” At 27 years old, G...

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June 27, 2019

Gruver Man is Thankful for BSA's Exceptional Care during Open-Heart Surgery

Russ Chisum, 64, was on his way to meet his wife and sister in Panhandle, Texas, when he began experiencing severe discomfort in his chest. “During the drive I stopped for gas and when I got back into the car, something felt very wrong,” Chisum said. ...

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June 27, 2019

Hernias Happen – BSA Can Help

A hernia occurs when there is a weakness or hole in the muscle wall, allowing a bulge of tissue to protrude through the muscle. The symptoms of a hernia may include a dull ache, feeling of weakness, heaviness, pressure or a burning sensation in the abdomen,...

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June 27, 2019

Summer: The Perfect Season for Men to Improve Their Health

June, known for the start of summer, is also National Men’s Health Month. During summer months, men are encouraged to practice preventive health measures and improve their health.  As temperatures begin to rise for the summer months, one important pr...

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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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