A treacherous diabetic road: Jill Bird’s story

Diabetes is a chronic health condition that lasts a lifetime and often results in secondary health problems. From Type 1 to Type 2 diabetes, it’s essential to be aware of the health risks you are pre-disposed to with a diabetes diagnosis. Burn and Reconstructive Centers of America (BRCA) is dedicated to shedding light on this […]
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Is an exhaust burn a thermal burn? Everything to know about vehicle exhaust burns and how to treat them

Thermal burns occur by directly contacting heated objects like hot water, candle wax and exhaust pipes. These burns are separated into six categories: scalds, thermal contact burns, electrical burns, chemical burns, radiation burns and burns caused by fire. At Burn and Reconstructive Centers of America (BRCA), 85% of all burn injuries treated are thermal burns.  […]
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Chemical burn from hair dye? Here’s how to treat chemical burns on the scalp

Chemical burns can happen anywhere, from things as simple as misusing hair products and household cleaners to more malicious instances of assault. At Burn and Reconstructive Centers of America (BRCA), our nationwide healthcare teams provide comprehensive chemical burn treatment, from acute care of the burn injury to reconstruction of the affected area/s.   What is a […]
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BRCA publishes Spring 2022 edition of “Burn Care Commentary”

Click here to download the Summer 2022 edition of Burn Care Commentary. If you would like a printed copy of the publication, please email us at info@burncenters.com.
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From 14 months to 47 years old: a lifetime of burn care comes to a close

It was the late 1970s. Anna Dickinson’s mom was cooking dinner in their home in Augusta, GA, when she was startled by a loud crash. Her daughter, fourteen-month-old Dickinson, had reached up and pulled the hot tea kettle off the stove. Scalding hot tea covered her head, dripping down her brow, while she sat there […]
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Sunspots, age spots and liver spots: What are they?

As part of our long-term care and reconstructive services, Burn and Reconstructive Centers of America offers several treatment options for treating hyperpigmentation often suffered by many of our burn and trauma survivors. However, hyperpigmentation can occur in various ways outside of burn and trauma scars. Hyperpigmentation is a common dermatological phenomenon that occurs due to […]
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How long does it take to get frostbite?

Frostbite is not a health condition limited to severe weather conditions. The healthcare teams at Burn and Reconstructive Centers of America (BRCA) treat all mechanisms of cold injury ranging from botched cryotherapy procedures to ice packs and meat lockers. It is important to understand that frostbite can occur outside of nature, and it is possible […]
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Do burn scars go away? Suggestions on how to fade burn scars with invasive and non-invasive burn scar treatment

For burn survivors, healing happens one step at a time. Burn injuries can require a lifetime commitment from inpatient critical and acute care to outpatient rehabilitation and reconstruction. Burn and Reconstructive Centers of America (BRCA) and our nationwide care teams are there with our patients through our extensive burn and reconstructive program. As part of […]
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What does bleach do to your skin? The dangers of this common cleaning product

Chemical burns are dangerous burn injuries that can happen at home and work. From children and adults burned by cleaning products, such as bleach, to factory workers burned by chemical substances, Burn and Reconstructive Centers of America’s (BRCA) nationwide healthcare teams are experienced in neutralizing chemical agents, treating severe burn injuries and recovering form and […]
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In retrospect: A fourteen-year reflection of burn care and recovery from burn survivor Connor McKemey

Burn care is a relatively new specialty as far as healthcare goes. Each patient treated at Burn and Reconstructive Centers of America (BRCA) sets new expectations for recovery and redefines the possibilities of life after the burn center as they push the boundaries of burn care. Burn survivor Connor McKemey has been defying clinical odds […]
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BRCA featured on the Viewpoint Project hosted by Dennis Quaid

Last month, Burn and Reconstructive Centers of America was featured on an episode of the Viewpoint Project hosted by Dennis Quaid. Viewpoint Project looks for innovative and unique content that features some of the world’s “most influential organizations and individuals,” and we’re honored to share our mission of Healing Patients. Healing Families. Healing Lives.® to […]
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Seven-year-old baseball player scores homerun after hand reconstruction

After the Mendoza family’s dog, Misty, suffered a severe injury and infection crawling under their backyard fence, they took her to the vet and did what they could to nurse her back to health. On April 30, 2021, less than a week into their pet’s recovery, seven-year-old Gideon Mendoza went outside to feed the chickens […]
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BRCA is pleased to welcome Vallaire Fields as Director of Finance, Tonya Love as Controller and Melissa Young as Compensation and Benefits Coordinator

BRCA is thrilled to welcome the following leaders to the team: Vallaire Fields as the Director of Finance Tonya Love as Controller Melissa Young as the Compensation and Benefits Coordinator Vallaire is a results-driven CPA with more than 15 years of experience developing and implementing financial systems, strategies, processes and controls that significantly improve profit […]
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