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January 31, 2019

Amarillo Mother Reflects on a 9-1-1 Call That Saved her Son’s Life

  In late summer of 2018, Lindsey Kinard was asleep when she was woken up by her five-year-old son, Laken whose nose was bleeding profusely. Laken’s nosebleeds are usually nothing out of the ordinary for the Kinard family, but this time it was differ...

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January 28, 2019

Urgent Care Center vs. Emergency Room: What's the Difference?

You’re cutting fruit and you accidentally slice your finger. The pain isn’t terrible, but the cut looks deep and is bleeding badly. Do you visit the ER at BSA Hospital or head to BSA’s Urgent Care Center? When urgent medical care is needed, knowing wh...

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December 31, 2018

Amarillo Mother Donates Hope Boxes to Families Experiencing Great Loss

  Paul and Lizette Weinheimer were over-the-moon excited about their second pregnancy. Their five-year-old son, Carson, would officially become a big brother and their family would welcome a new baby boy with open arms.   Just 20 weeks into ...

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December 6, 2018

63-Year-Old Amarillo Man Survives Four Heart Attacks Over 17 Years

Sixty-three-year-old Mark Hazel has had four heart attacks in 17 years, the latest one due to a 100 percent blockage of a coronary artery. To help prevent future heart attacks, Hazel had 13 stent placements; 12 of which were done at BSA Health System. Stent pl...

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November 26, 2018

‘We Don’t Suit Up to Lose’: A Panhandle Man’s Story of Survival

Rob Lackey, 60, had plans to meet his wife and their youngest daughter for lunch on Aug. 12, 2017 in Amarillo when he suddenly felt tired and not himself. Contemplating whether or not he should head back to their home in Panhandle, Lackey decided to go to t...

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November 2, 2018

Texas Nurses Association Honors Eight BSA Nurses

BSA Health System is proud to announce eight BSA nurses have been recognized in the third annual Panhandle Great 25 Nurses list by the Texas Nurse Association for excellence in nursing. Nurses were chosen by their peers in the community. “Their commitment...

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October 17, 2018

Cancer Survivor Reminds Women the Importance of a Mammogram

Myrna Steeves has always been an advocate for women to get their yearly mammogram. “I’ve religiously gone for mammograms since I was about forty and I’ve had several biopsies in the past,” explained Steeves. At age 71, Steeves didn’t think twic...

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October 8, 2018

The Ramos Family Can’t Stress Mammograms Enough

Six months after a routine mammogram, Louisa Ramos, 65, returned to BSA Harrington Cancer Center. “The doctors saw some spots in my right breast but were not sure if it was cancer, so they told me to come back in six months,” said Louisa. At her six-...

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October 8, 2018

BSA Advanced Wound Care Specializes in Treating Chronic, Non-healing Wounds

A wound or sore that won’t heal can affect a person’s everyday life and if left untreated, can become life-threatening because of the risk of serious infection. For 37 years Jolynne Mitchell has had a wound on her leg. One year ago, Jolynne became a...

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September 14, 2018

Woman with Chronic Health Issues Finds Relief after BSA Bariatric Surgery

When Taylor Fisher, 23, experienced life-threatening health issues, bariatric surgery was her only option. “I was about to go blind due to intracranial hypertension and I needed immediate weight loss,” said Fisher. Intracranial hypertension, also known ...

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