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November 26, 2019

Neonatal Nurse Celebrates 20 Years at BSA

As we continue to honor Prematurity Awareness Month, BSA would like to recognize Diana Hanna, RN, for 20 years of dedicated service to BSA’s Level III-designated Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU). As a neonatal nurse for more than 30 years, Hanna’s ca...

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November 26, 2019

"Miracle Baby" Ava Leaves with Parents After BSA NICU Transport

On August 7, Shandelle Hicks’ physician diagnosed her with Braxton Hicks contractions after coming in with pain in her back and abdomen. When the pain continued to worsen the next day, the first-time mom ignored it, contributing it to more Braxton Hicks cont...

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November 25, 2019

Improving Men’s Health in November

November marks the beginning of Movember, a movement to raise awareness of men’s health issues. This month, men are reminded to care for their bodies, get check-ups and take care of their mental health. According to Robert Henry, a Physician Assistant at ...

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November 13, 2019

Your Holiday Diabetes Action Plan

If you are living with diabetes, it is important to make a holiday action plan to stay on top of your blood sugar levels. Follow the tips below to help you maintain healthy blood sugar levels during the holidays.   Form a Game Plan Avoid overindu...

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November 7, 2019

BSA Employee Gives Back with Therapy Dog

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October 30, 2019

The Importance of Gallbladder Health

The U.S. National Library of Medicine, a part of the National Institutes of Health, notes that gallstones affect 10%-15% of the adult population, meaning that 20 to 25 million Americans have or will have gallstones. Gallstones, the most common form of gallblad...

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October 8, 2019

Should Pregnant Women Get a Flu Shot?

Absolutely, a flu vaccine is the best protection against the flu for everyone, including pregnant women and their developing babies. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists recommend that al...

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September 11, 2019

Celebrating National Neonatal Nurses Day

National Neonatal Nurses Day is recognized annually on September 15. We would like to thank all of our nurses who take care of our littlest patients’ day in and day out. Your work is much appreciated! To celebrate, Jamie Milton (pictured above; front row,...

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September 9, 2019

BSA Provides a Safer Delivery Option for New Mothers

New mothers are challenged by the risks that come with being prescribed opioids following childbirth, specifically after Cesarean sections (C-section). According to the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecology, one in every 300 women who has never take...

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September 9, 2019

Amarillo Mother Experiences Two Unique Deliveries at BSA

Following her Cesarean delivery (C-section) with her firstborn in 2013, Aly Hall was certain of one thing— she would deliver at BSA again if she had the opportunity. “After our firstborn, I knew if I had another baby we would deliver at BSA. Our doctor ...

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