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  • November 15, 2019

    BSA Reducing Emergency Room Anxiety in Kids with Kid-Friendly Update

    BSA Health System and Children’s Miracle Network have partnered to reduce emergency room anxiety in children by installing two interactive gaming platforms in the BSA Emergency Room lobby.

    Each gaming platform is a Touch2Play Max by Kidzspace Interactive Inc. The Touch2Play Max systems have 21-inch, high-definition screens that are mounted on the walls of the waiting area.  

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  • November 15, 2019

    BSA Nationally Recognized with an ‘A’ for Patient Safety by Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade

    BSA Health System was the only hospital in the Texas Panhandle to be awarded an ‘A’ for patient safety from The Leapfrog Group’s Fall 2019 Hospital Safety Grade.

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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 overindulging by controlling as much of the situation as you can. Mentally prepare by making a list of what you are most looking forward to eating. If you know you absolutely must have Aunt Mable’s pumpkin pie, then plan on it and cut other things out of your meal like gravy and/or rolls.

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  • November 13, 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 gallbladder disease, cause pain in your upper right abdomen and may lead to serious health conditions if left untreated.

    Symptoms of gallstones may include nausea, vomiting, dark urine and stomach pain caused when bile movement from the gallbladder is blocked.

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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 gallbladder disease, cause pain in your upper right abdomen and may lead to serious health conditions if left untreated.

    Symptoms of gallstones may include nausea, vomiting, dark urine and stomach pain caused when bile movement from the gallbladder is blocked.

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  • October 11, 2019

    Twelve BSA Nurses Named as the Panhandle’s Greatest

    AMARILLO, TEXAS (October 11, 2019) – Twelve nurses from BSA have been recognized by the Texas Nurse's Association for their exceptional nursing practices. The nurses were honored at the 25 Great Panhandle Nurses event on Oct. 10 at Polk Street United Methodist Church.

    The recipients include:

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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 all women who are pregnant during flu season get a flu shot.

    Why is it so important to get vaccinated? Pregnancy causes changes in the heart, lungs and immune system that make it harder for pregnant women to fight infections than women who are not pregnant.

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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, second from right), RN in the BSA Neonatal Intensive Care Unit, gave us some insight on what her days working in the NICU look like.

    What’s your job title?
    RN in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit

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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 taken an opioid before giving birth will continue to take opioids a year after surgery.

    It's possible to perform C-sections without the use of opioids⁠— and BSA is on board.

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