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Burn and Reconstructive Centers of America Offers Tips on Having a Safe Labor Day Weekend

August 30—As summer comes to a close and Labor Day weekend quickly approaches, Burn and Reconstructive Centers of America wants to help you and your family have a safe and fun weekend celebration. Before heading out of town, setting up your grill or making plans to hit the water, here are some tips that can […]
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Fourth of July firework safety tips from the experts at BRCA

As pandemic restrictions are lifted, and the country eases back into large gatherings and social events, Beretta Craft-Coffman, chief clinical officer at Burn and Reconstructive Centers of America (BRCA), wants to wish everyone a safe, friends-and-family-filled Fourth of July weekend. “Many counties and states across the country are re-introducing public events for the first time […]
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“Situational awareness” is key during National Safety Month

June is National Safety Month and the trauma team at Eastern Idaho Regional Medical Center wants to make sure the start of your summer goes smoothly both personally and professionally. “Being safe starts before any activity,” said Dr. Michael Lemon, trauma director at EIRMC. “You should plan for what you are doing, whether you are […]
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Migraine Awareness Month Q&A with Dr. Ryan D. Endress

Q: What is migraine/severe headache surgery? Migraine/severe headache surgery is a minimally-invasive procedure that aims to reduce or eliminate migraine headache frequency, intensity, and duration by releasing or removing the muscles, vessels, or connective tissue compressing the involved nerves. Q: Who is a candidate for migraine/severe headache surgery? You are a candidate if: You have […]
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Sun and grill safety should be part of Memorial Day celebrations

Memorial Day is the traditional start of summer, which means time with family and friends in the sun. Whether it is grilling safety or the proper use of sunscreen, the team at Burn and Reconstructive Centers of America wants you to have a safe holiday. “We know that people want to be outside and celebrate, […]
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Celebrate good times safely this New Year’s Eve by being proactive in burn prevention.

Though countries around the world celebrate the new year with gatherings and public performances, if fire and pyrotechnics are not handled properly, a night of festivities can result in serious injuries. Beretta Craft-Coffman, PA-C, of Burn and Reconstructive Centers of America, believes using sound judgment and a pinch of precaution when around open flames or fireworks can help people stay safe while having fun.  “A little bit of precaution […]
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Tis the season to be jolly…and safe. 

Though candles and decorative lights are essential to many holiday festivities, Beretta Craft-Coffman, PA-C, of Burn and Reconstructive Centers of America and the Joseph M. Still Burn Center at Doctors Hospital, wants to remind everyone that those open flames and decorations can also be dangerous. No matter what holiday you’re celebrating this December, she said, remember to unplug the decorations and blow out the candles before leaving the house or going […]
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Winter Burn Safety

Preparation pays off. Heating accidents happen but, with a little extra caution, a safer winter can be possible. Beretta Craft-Coffman, PA-C, of Burn and Reconstructive Centers of America says she sees burns every winter from some sort of heating equipment malfunction or misuse. She wants everyone to use extra caution this winter to stay safe indoors. “Even if you’ve […]
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BRCA publishes inaugural national edition of “Burn Care Commentary”

As part of our efforts to help improve burn care through education, Burn and Reconstructive Centers of America publishes Burn Care Commentary. A staple of the Southeast medical community for more than 20 years, the inaugural national edition focuses on general burn care, tells the story of one of our patients, and touches on other topics […]
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