Reconstruction after gunshot restores veteran’s ability to hold her baby

Pregnancy comes with several mental and physical challenges. From fear and excitement to hormonal changes and medical conditions, there can be a lot of stress on the mother and father. For 27-year-old Cheyenne Walker, her pregnancy came as a welcomed surprise. No one could have guessed that she would be fighting to keep her unborn […]
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How to prevent a kitchen fire at home

At Burn and Reconstructive Centers of America (BRCA), our multidisciplinary approach to burn injuries promotes the best possible outcomes for all patients treated by our nationwide system of burn care providers. While BRCA encourages patients to seek medical attention when an injury occurs, we do our best to educate online and in-person communities on the […]
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JMS Burn Center, Inc. to close its doors at Merit Health Central in Jackson, Mississippi, but remains committed to patient care in Jackson

 JACKSON, MS — The Joseph M. Still (JMS) Burn Center, located at Merit Health Central in Jackson, Mississippi, will close its doors effective Oct. 14, 2022. Merit Health Central made the difficult decision to remove the medical services necessary to support a burn care unit.  Statement from Merit Health Central: “The complex medical needs of […]
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BRCA featured on Health Digest

BRCA is featured in an article on Health Digest, “What to do if you get bleach on your skin.” Click here to read the article written by Erin Marie.
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Comprehensive home fire safety tips for kids 

At Burn and Reconstructive Centers of America (BRCA), our multidisciplinary approach to burn injuries promotes the best possible outcomes for all patients treated by our nationwide system of burn care providers. While BRCA encourages patients to seek medical attention when an injury occurs, we do our best to educate online and in-person communities on the […]
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Fire safety planning: how to plan for the unthinkable

At Burn and Reconstructive Centers of America (BRCA), our multidisciplinary approach to burn injuries promotes the best possible outcomes for all patients treated by our nationwide burn care providers. While BRCA encourages patients to seek medical attention when an injury occurs, we do our best to educate online and in-person communities on the risks, treatments […]
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Playground safety tips from BRCA

Playgrounds are a great way to entertain kids, which is why you can find them in parks, schools, fast food chains and communities across the country. However, playgrounds can also be dangerous. Either from lack of routine maintenance or using the wrong age-group equipment, accidental injuries can happen. Below are some areas to consider before […]
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Field herper, Cary Howe, discusses the facts and myths of venomous snake bites

Cary Howe isn’t your average hobbyist. He is what is known as a field herper. Like bird watchers, field herper’s search for and sometimes photograph reptiles and amphibians, including salamanders, frogs and venomous and nonvenomous snakes. With 20 years of experience handling and photographing reptiles, Howe has encountered thousands of snakes without incident, until recently. […]
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Have a safe Labor Day weekend with these tips from BRCA

As summer ends and Labor Day weekend quickly approaches, Burn and Reconstructive Centers of America (BRCA) is pleased to offer some helpful tips to help you and your family have a safe and fun holiday weekend. Whether setting up your grill or making plans to hit the water, here are some guidelines that can help […]
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Mechanic burned after gasoline fumes ignited thanks Las Vegas burn surgeons for restoring his mobility

Gasoline fires are unlike any other thermal burn mechanism. Once the liquid accelerant or the fumes catch fire, the flames can be quick to spread and difficult to extinguish, and if the gas splashes onto anyone nearby, severe burns can happen in a matter of seconds. “Stop, drop and roll doesn’t work if you’re saturated […]
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JMS and BRCA Staff Come Together to Give Back

In and out of the burn center, the entire BRCA family works to honor our mission of Healing Patients. Healing Families. Healing Lives.® Thanks to several volunteers, including some of #TeamBRCA, a family of one of our patients recently received household donations to help with their move to Augusta, GA. The call for donations was […]
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From fires to burns, help keep the holidays safe with these firework safety tips

Every year, healthcare teams across Burn and Reconstructive Centers of America’s (BRCA) nationwide care system treat an influx of firework-related hand, trauma and burn injuries around the Fourth of July, Memorial Day, Labor Day and New Year’s holidays. Explosives, like fireworks, are never safe to handle and always come with a risk of injury or […]
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Charcoal and gas grill safety tips

Did you know that more than 70% of burn injuries happen at home? While our mission at Burn and Reconstructive Centers of America (BRCA) is Healing Patients. Healing Families. Healing Lives®, we would much rather the burn injury never occur. Burn safety is one of our top priorities. Common grilling accidents Fires and burn injuries […]
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