July 1, 2014

4th of July Safety

 Family, friends, food and fireworks – Fourth of July is America’s holiday to celebrate our freedom and patriotism. For many, the traditions remain generation after generation. Backyard barbeques, watching fireworks and spending a long weekend together ma...

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June 18, 2014

Weight Loss Warrior

Many people who have difficulty controlling their weight say that they have been heavy their entire lives.  April Hernandez does not fit into that mold.  She was fit and active growing up.  She enjoyed activities such as running and hiking, and she was a ba...

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May 22, 2014

New Research on Benefits of Mediterranean Diet for Blood Pressure

  It has been widely reported that following a Mediterranean diet is beneficial for heart health. Now researchers are looking into how it helps lower blood pressure. The British study was recently reported in Proceedings of the National ...

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May 14, 2014

Be Ready for Summer with Safe Sitter Classes at BSA

The beginning of summer is full of possibilities. For students, it is break from the classroom and open season at the pool, evenings at the ball field and time to dust off the lemonade stand. For parents, it is a break from the usual routine and a chance to en...

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April 28, 2014

BSA Recognized with Readers' Choice Awards

Amarillo Magazine readers recognized BSA Health System with Readers’ Choice Awards in three categories: Birthing Suites, Lactation Specialists and Ultrasound. “I am incredibly honored and very excited,” shares lactation specialist Tiffany Batemen, I...

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April 9, 2014

Retired Couple Embraces Lifetime of Service as Volunteers at BSA

Bill and Sandra Hanna spend their Tuesday and Thursday mornings at BSA in the surgery waiting area. They are enjoying their retirement years, doing what they enjoyed professionally, although they did not work in health care. “We spent 40 years working with p...

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April 2, 2014

Taking Care of Heart Health Earlier in Life

New research published in recent weeks should have more people in their 20s and 30s paying attention to their heart health for better health, not only in their 60s and 70s, but also in mid-adulthood. While the news is plentiful regarding managing risk factors ...

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March 25, 2014

Children and Concussions - Interview with Neurologist Dr. Razi Rashid

 Many people may not realize children and teens are more likely than adults to suffer a traumatic brain injury or concussion. It also takes them longer to recover than adults. If you have children playing contact sports, it is especially important you are awa...

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March 13, 2014

What your pregnancy could say about your heart health

 A new report published in the Journal of the American Heart Association says women who have a history of gestational diabetes during pregnancy may be at an increased risk for developing atherosclerosis later in life. Researchers say this may even be true o...

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February 20, 2014

Inspired by High Intensity Workouts? Be Careful with Your Joints

Are you familiar with the term HIIT? It stands for high intensity interval training. If you think it sounds like an exercise program reserved for Olympic athletes, don’t jump to conclusions so fast. HIIT programs are quickly rising in the United States, espe...

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