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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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January 7, 2020

180 Pounds Down: A Panhandle Man’s Weight Loss Success Story

Weighing in at 390 pounds, Thomas Bryant oftentimes felt unmotivated and tired. “I felt so out of energy and unmotivated,” Bryant said. “It got to the point where I felt like I wasn’t living anymore. I would come home from work and my wife and I wou...

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December 19, 2019

Oh Christmas Tie, Oh Christmas Tie: BSA Employee Continues Festive Tradition

The Christmas spirit is in full swing at BSA. That’s especially true for the Pharmacy Department, thanks to a special tradition brought forth by BSA Pharmacy Director, Luke Barnett. For the past nine years, he has been wearing a different Christmas tie to...

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December 17, 2019

A Heartfelt Gift: Coronary Artery Screening for Only $99 at BSA

For those searching for a thoughtful and heartfelt holiday gift, look no further than BSA. Our $99 coronary artery calcium screening may be the perfect holiday gift for you or a loved one. This quick and painless test detects and measures calcium-containing...

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December 10, 2019

Holiday Eating Tips: Party Without Packing on the Pounds

Skip the heaping helping of anxiety this holiday season by making smart eating choices no matter how many parties you attend. You can avoid packing on the pounds over the next couple of weeks and set yourself up for a healthy start to the New Year. It might ta...

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