• 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 you do?

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  • January 31, 2022

    Bypass Surgery Patient Counts BSA Cardiac Rehab Program as ‘One More Blessing’

    While moving a lawn mower off a trailer, Geary Caudle felt heaviness in his chest and attributed it to ‘getting out of shape.’ Unknown to Geary, the pain he felt was much more serious.

    “I was undoing the straps and felt kind of heavy in my chest,” Geary said. “I told my doctor how I felt, and he suggested a stress test and a heart cath. After reviewing the results, he told me an ambulance was on its way to take me to the hospital for triple bypass heart surgery.”

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  • January 31, 2022

    BSA Cardiac Rehab Serves as Support for Local Resident

    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.”

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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.

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  • October 15, 2021

    BSA Setting the Gold Standard for Stroke Care for Third Consecutive Year

    For the third consecutive year, BSA Health System (BSA) received the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association’s Get With The Guidelines®-Stroke Gold Plus Quality Achievement Award for 2021. To achieve this national recognition for stroke care, BSA met specific quality measures over a 24-month period.

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  • October 11, 2021

    Help Your Heart’s Health Through Blood Pressure Monitoring

    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.

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  • September 30, 2021

    Prayers from BSA Provider Bring Peace to Pregnant Mother

    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.

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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 disease deaths occur from a stroke or heart attack.

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  • September 29, 2021

    The Importance of “Golden Hour” After Giving Birth

    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.

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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.

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