New moms have lots of questions about breastfeeding, so we asked the leader of our BSA Lactation program to answer some of the most common questions.Read More
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, accounting for 87% of stroke cases. These strokes occur when blood flow to the brain is blocked by a clot in the blood vessels.Read More
In April 2021, Terri Fry began experiencing severe pain in the middle of her back. Unsure of what was causing the pain, Terri drove to BSA Urgent Care Center. While there, Terri was informed she was experiencing a major heart attack. She was taken to the hospital for immediate treatment.
“They said one artery was 100 percent clogged and another one was 90 percent clogged,” Terri shared. “I received two stents and spent a total of 14 days in the hospital.”Read More
It is estimated that nearly 46% of Americans have high blood pressure, making them more likely to have a heart attack or stroke. Knowing how to take your blood pressure accurately and how to evaluate the reading can be lifesaving.Read More
Angelina Ramsay recently developed a cough and suspected she may have contracted COVID-19. She explained that the thought of having COVID-19 while pregnant at 35 weeks with her second child was scary, but that upon her arrival at BSA Urgent Care Center, she immediately felt safe, comfortable and cared for.
“Everyone at the clinic, whether checking me in, taking my vitals or testing me for COVID, were just so sweet,” Angelina shared.
Daniel Kern, BSA Urgent Care Center Nurse Practitioner, helped care for Angelina during her visit.Read More
The moments and hours after giving birth are filled with many different emotions, ranging from joy to discomfort. This is a beautiful time, and an integral time for mother and baby, known as the “golden hour.” This is a pivotal time as the mother will experience her first instance of uninterrupted skin-to-skin contact with her newborn. Should a mother choose to try breastfeeding her baby, this sets the stage for the journey to come.Read More
At the urging of a friend from church who was already involved with the program, Stephanie B., a voracious reader and beach-lover, accepted an invitation to volunteer her time at BSA. Now, Stephanie is a 15-year veteran of the program.Read More