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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A Nurse Educator’s Journey to a New Normal: Surviving SJS/TEN

On January 25, 2020, Karen Worthy, Ph.D., MPH, RN, CNE, thought she had the flu. Fever, cough, and muscle aches were all symptoms she experienced when she had the flu the previous year, except this time was very different. As the day progressed, she began presenting other worrying symptoms that indicated not only a possible […]
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“Let me tell you about the good that has come out of it.”

Kidnapped and set on fire, Stacy Frank was left to die. “I had second and third degree burns on 40 percent of my body. Both my arms, my chest, and up to the very bottom of my cheek from the bottom of my lip down are burned,” said Stacy. “The doctors gave me only a 20 […]
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2021 JMS Burn Symposium: Thriving After a Burn Injury

“I guess, when you’re going through something that horrific, you aren’t thinking clearly, because I just wanted to run through and make sure everyone was out. I thought I was Super Woman, going to save everything and everybody,” said Patricia. Oct. 24, 2013 was a routine morning for Patricia Perkins. The 44-year-old beautician from Little […]
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Get Amped Up For Burn Awareness Week

Get amped up for Burn Awareness Week by helping Burn and Reconstructive Centers of America raise awareness for electrical safety. National Burn Awareness Week is observed the first full week of February and promotes safety education and burn prevention. This year, the American Burn Association (ABA) has dedicated the week to electrical safety from A […]
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Burn survivor SOARs to new heights

Nearly six months after he was severely burned, Kevin Vann walked out of the Joseph M. Still Burn Center at Doctors Hospital. To this day, room 7 in the Burn ICU remains a constant reminder to Kevin that, in a time of uncertainty, he was given the gift of a second chance. “There’s people that […]
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Meet Dr. Chowdhry, a Burn Surgeon in Atlanta

Name: Tayseer H. Chowdhry, M.D. Title: Burn Surgeon Location: Atlanta, Georgia  Where were you born? Brooklyn, New York  Where did you grow up? Columbia, Maryland   Tell us about your family.   “My wife is a marketing major with aspirations to pursue further education in interior design once our two children are a little older and in school. My father is a […]
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Meet Dr. Lim, a Reconstructive Surgeon in Augusta

Name: Rizal Lim Title/Position: Reconstructive Surgeon Location: Burn and Reconstructive Centers of America | Miami, Florida Where were you born? Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia  Where did you grow up? New York and Ohio  Tell us about your family.  “My father is a surgeon, and my mother is a dentist, which puts a lot of pressure on me. […]
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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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2020 Shop with a Doc event celebrates young burn patients, honors legacy of Dr. Fred Mullins

Shop with a Doc, the annual holiday celebration of some of the youngest burn patients treated at the JMS Burn Center at Doctors Hospital in Augusta, may  have looked a bit different this year, but that doesn’t mean there was any shortage of holiday cheer. The event, sponsored by the Burn Foundation of America, brought […]
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BRCA publishes Winter 2020-2021 edition of “Burn Care Commentary”

Click here to download the issue. If you would like a printed copy of the publication, please email us at info@burncenters.com.
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