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  • March 13, 2019

    Sleep Soundly Without Insomnia

    Are you experiencing sleepless nights? Insomnia may be the root cause, with approximately one in four Americans developing insomnia each year. Insomnia is a sleep disorder characterized by difficulty falling or staying asleep.

    Symptoms of insomnia include difficulty falling asleep, waking up during the night or too early, not feeling well-rested after, daytime fatigue or sleepiness, depression, anxiety, difficulty paying attention, focusing on tasks or remembering, increased errors and ongoing worries about sleep.

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  • March 8, 2019

    Getting a Colonoscopy Screening Could be a Life-Saving Decision

    In recognition of National Colorectal Cancer Month, Gastroenterology Specialist at BSA Amarillo Diagnostic Clinic, Dr. James Lusby, encourages everyone 50 and older to be screened regularly.

    Colon cancer is the third most common cancer among men and women in the United States and takes more than 50,000 lives each year. If those 50 years and older were screened regularly, as many as 60 percent of deaths from colorectal cancer could be avoided.

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  • February 28, 2019

    Social Media's Impact on Eating Disorders

    The statistics are alarming: At least 30 million people suffer from an eating disorder in the United States.

    “The truth is, eating disorders are becoming more and more common and can affect an individual from any sex, age, race and economic class,” said Mary Ann Osborn, a Registered Dietitian at BSA Outpatient Therapy Services.

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  • February 26, 2019

    Coronary Artery Calcium Scoring at BSA

    Do you know your score? The BSA Heart and Vascular Center is offering coronary artery calcium scoring for $100.

    Coronary artery calcium scoring is a CT (X-Ray) scan that takes pictures of the coronary arteries to detect heart problems before heart attack symptoms occur.

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  • February 22, 2019

    Staying Heart Healthy While Pregnant

    Maintaining a healthy heart during pregnancy is important due to the natural effects pregnancy has on the heart and circulatory system. Since the body is now circulating blood for two people instead of one, changes in blood volume, heart rate and blood pressure may occur. Adopting certain heart healthy habits can help lead to a successful pregnancy and birth.

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  • February 14, 2019

    Meet BSA’s New Cardiothoracic Surgeon

    BSA Cardiothoracic Surgery would like to officially welcome Dr. Donald J. Robertson to BSA Health System.

    Dr. Robertson completed his medical training at Texas Tech University School of Medicine and his Thoracic Surgery residency at the Baylor College of Medicine. With more than 20 years of experience, Dr. Robertson is providing patients with expert diagnosis and treatment in cardiothoracic surgery.

    Dr. Robertson’s path to cardiothoracic surgery began with a good book.

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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 different.
     
    To stop the bleeding, the Kinards were instructed to use Afrin, a nasal decongestant spray.
     
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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 where to go can be a life-saving decision.

    BSA Urgent Care Center

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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 their second pregnancy, the Weinheimers received devastating and heartbreaking news. They learned that their son, Thomas Walker Weinheimer, would not live long after birth.
     
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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 placements are small tubes inserted into the coronary artery to help keep the artery open, promoting blood flow to the heart.

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