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  • May 9, 2019

    Losing 160 Pounds to Gain a Healthier Lifestyle

    Weighing in at 343 pounds, Braxton Bjork experienced daily joint pain, difficulty standing for extended periods of time, high cholesterol levels and high blood pressure. On July 20, 2017, Bjork made a life-changing decision to improve his health through bariatric surgery at BSA Hospital. Less than two years since surgery, Bjork has experienced an overall weight loss of 160 pounds.

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  • April 5, 2019

    Find Out How Your BMI Affects Your Health at the BSA Care Fair

    Do you know your Body Mass Index? If you don’t, you should.

    Understanding your Body Mass Index (BMI) and managing a healthy weight can help you lead a long and healthy life. BMI determines your level of body fat and is used as a screening tool for determining if a person is overweight or obese. Nearly 70 percent of American adults are either overweight or obese. Being obese puts you at a higher risk for serious health problems such as heart disease, stroke, sleep disorders, high blood pressure, diabetes and more.

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  • April 3, 2019

    Helping the Homeless, One Meal at a Time

    More than 25,000 people in Texas are homeless on any given day, according to the United States Interagency Council on Homelessness. BSA Amarillo Diagnostic Clinic Medical Lab Technicians, Jeff Parker and Mike Reeves, who work in the BSA Amarillo Diagnostic Clinic Facility Services department, prepare and deliver food to the homeless in Amarillo every day.

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  • March 28, 2019

    Nutrition’s Vital Role in Cancer Treatment

    BSA Harrington Cancer Center offers every patient access to personalized nutrition services to help them stay well-nourished. Proper nutrition is an important part of cancer treatment, according to Whitney Warminski, RD, CSO, LD. Warminski specializes in oncology nutrition at BSA Harrington Cancer Center.

    “Good nutrition improves quality of life,” Warminski explained. “Patients who have a good nutrition status during cancer treatments tend to have fewer complications and experience less toxicities from treatment.”

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  • March 19, 2019

    A Mother’s Stay at BSA Through Her Son’s Eyes

    Tuesday mornings are special for Michael Fox and Linda Hinders.

    The siblings visit their mother, Marianne, at Palo Duro Retirement Village in Canyon.

    “Every Tuesday we have coffee with her and her friends,” shared Fox. Marianne, 78, lives a self-sustaining and moderately active lifestyle at Palo Duro Retirement Village.

    One Tuesday morning in early February, Hinders noticed her mother was not downstairs for their weekly coffee date and went to check on her.

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  • March 14, 2019

    BSA Named One of the Nation’s Top 100 Hospitals®

    AMARILLO, TEXAS (March 13, 2019) – BSA is the only hospital in the Texas Panhandle named as one of the nation’s 100 Top Hospitals® by IBM Watson Health. This is the sixth time BSA has been recognized with this award since 2012. The annual study spotlights the best­performing hospitals in the U.S. based on a balanced scorecard of publicly available clinical, operational, and patient satisfaction metrics and data. The study has been conducted annually since 1993.
     
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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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