Joseph M. Still Burn Centers Inc. provider speaks to Jamaican consulate, Sanmerna Foundation

Under the management of Burn and Reconstructive Centers of America (BRCA), Joseph M. Still (JMS) Burn Centers Inc. continues to care for a young patient from Jamaica thanks to donations raised by the Sanmerna Foundation, the Atlanta Jamaican Association, the Jamaican Diaspora and Jamaica’s Consul Generals to Miami and New York. The largest burn center […]
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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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Boating safety tips for the basic boater

Whether sailing on the open ocean or boating on the lake, boater and passenger safety should always be a priority. There to support local and national communities through education and healing, Burn and Reconstructive Centers of America’s (BRCA) nationwide healthcare teams are trained in caring for complex wounds, traumatic hand injuries, burn injuries, carbon monoxide […]
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Planning a bonfire? Here are some guidelines to help keep you safe

Campfires or bonfires can be a wonderful way to spend time with close friends and family, but it’s easy to forget the risks involved. At Burn and Reconstructive Centers of America (BRCA), we see firsthand how burn injuries affect our patients and their families. Our multidisciplinary approach to burn injuries promotes the best possible outcomes […]
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Stay sting-free from jellyfish this summer with these safety guidelines and tips

Are you taking a family vacation to the beach this year? Make sure you watch out for jellyfish! At Burn and Reconstructive Centers of America (BRCA), we often see patients who have suffered injuries while at the beach, including shark bites, stepping on sea urchins and even jellyfish stings. Among some of the oldest animals […]
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Dr. Herndon, Dr. Lim and Dr. Sood featured in Georgia Trend

Georgia Trend recently published an article featuring Burn and Reconstructive Center of America’s Dr. Rajiv Sood, Dr. Rizal Lim and Dr. David Herndon, CEO of the Joseph M. Still Research Foundation. The article “Lowering Costs, Saving More Lives” discusses advances in reconstructive surgery, skin substitutes and scar resurfacing. “As our survival rates across the country have […]
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Animal aggression: what to look out for

No matter an animal’s breed, age or background, they can be triggered by things you least expect, such as loud noises, behavior they consider threatening, children, a need to protect their owner, food and other things. Dog and cat bites can be dangerous if the bite is deep and left untreated. Deep bites can cause […]
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BRCA’s Dr. Cartie featured on WRDW

BRCA’s Dr. Cartie was featured on WRDW. Click here to watch the full video.
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The effects of paint thinner on skin

Chemical burns can be complicated injuries that require extensive treatment. At Burn and Reconstructive Centers of America (BRCA), our multidisciplinary approach to burn injuries promotes the best possible outcomes for all patients treated at our nationwide care centers. While BRCA encourages patients to seek medical attention when an injury occurs, we do our best to […]
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Why you shouldn’t put toothpaste on burns—harmful home remedies to avoid

The nationwide burn care teams of Burn and Reconstructive Centers of America (BRCA) understand that burns happen everywhere. That is why we do all we can to empower our patients in pre-hospital and outpatient care of burns and wounds. While some homeopathic burn care techniques can benefit the healing process, many of these “treatments” are […]
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