February 25, 2024

5 Ways to Decrease Your Risk of Colorectal Cancer

Colorectal cancer is the third most common cancer in both men and women; it is also the second leading cause of cancer-related deaths in the United States. March is Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month, a month set aside to increase awareness and education of co...

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February 2, 2022

‘Stayin’ Alive’ with the Help of these Hands-Only CPR Tips

It happens so quickly. You are outside walking down the street when you notice someone nearby collapses to the ground. The person is likely experiencing sudden cardiac arrest (SCA): the abrupt loss of heart function, breathing and consciousness. What should...

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November 22, 2021

Navigating Holiday Foods and GERD

Thanksgiving is a time for us to come together with those we love to share experiences, reminisce on memories and enjoy comfort foods. For those living with gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD), enjoying holiday foods can be stressful and challenging. GER...

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September 30, 2021

Taking Health to Heart: Reducing the Risk of Cardiovascular Disease

More than 17.9 million people die globally from cardiovascular disease each year. Cardiovascular disease develops gradually over time as plaque builds up in the arteries and blood vessels. According to the World Health organization, one third of cardiovascular...

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September 16, 2021

Healthy Aging Habits

Healthy Aging Month, celebrated annually in September, is a great time to begin implementing lifestyle habits that will help promote lifelong physical and mental health. “By practicing healthy habits, you get to enjoy your life with the body you are given...

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June 17, 2021

Help for Hernias During Hernia Awareness Month

In recognition of Hernia Awareness Month, Dr. Sam Kirkendall, BSA Amarillo Surgical Group General Surgeon is sharing information on hernia symptoms and treatment options. Hernias occur when internal organs or fatty tissue are pushed through a weak spot with...

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June 9, 2021

Men’s Health Tips for Men’s Health Month

Men’s Health Month, celebrated annually in June, is a great reminder for men to practice healthy lifestyle habits. According to BSA Urgent Care Center Physician Assistant, Rob Henry, men can do several things to improve their overall health, including: ...

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May 10, 2021

Types of Stroke

Strokes not only have many effects on the victim, but they also have many causes. There are five types of stroke: ischemic, hemorrhagic, transient ischemic attack (TIA), cryptogenic and brain stem. Ischemic strokes are the most common type of stroke, acco...

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February 25, 2021

Should you consider a heart scan after having COVID-19?

As a result of new information regarding the relationship between the cardiovascular system and COVID-19, there’s been a lot of chatter around this question: Should you consider a heart scan after recovering? The appropriate answer varies depending on the in...

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February 10, 2021

Skin Burn Awareness

More than one million burn injuries occur every year in the United States. “Burns are complex, and at times, are serious injuries which take a knowledgeable provider to assess,” BSA Advanced Wound Care Center Medical Director, Cuatro Holland, DO said. ...

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