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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BRCA is featured on Fetch by WebMD!

Check out this article on Fetch by WebMD, which features BRCA’s holiday safety tips for pets!
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Watch media coverage of this year’s “Shop with a Doc,” including WFXG and WJBF

On December 7, 2021, the Joseph M. Still (JMS) Burn Center’s annual Shop with a Doc event saw over 70 children and their families shopping for toys at Walmart. Hosted by Burn and Reconstructive Centers of America (BRCA) and sponsored by the Burn Foundation of America, Shop with a Doc allows pediatric burn patients to […]
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Holiday heating safety

Are you and your home or office prepared to keep warm this winter? Use the checklist below to turn up the heat without the hazards. ✓ Has the chimney been cleaned recently? A dirty chimney can pose a fire risk if flammable debris or residues have built up over time. Before lighting your fireplace for […]
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Artificial Christmas trees versus live Christmas trees: make the choice that is right for you

Live and artificial Christmas trees pose health and safety hazards but knowing what you are at risk for and what you can do to prevent those risks can help protect you, your family and your home. But, if both kinds of trees are dangerous, how can you be confident in your choice? With BRCA’s safety […]
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SJS survivor shares his story in hopes of shedding light on rare skin disorder

In 2017, Andre Williams was prescribed a drug used to treat bacterial infections. He took the pills as his doctor instructed for just under a week when he became feverish. “I started having these chills, and I was super cold, but I would get under a blanket and then be super hot,” Williams said. “I […]
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Toy safety: it’s more than just a gift

It can be challenging buying the perfect present for little ones when choosing between trendy or safe for their age. Before purchasing that toy from the commercial, it’s important to consider a few things. Is the toy age-appropriate? An age-appropriate toy is considered a toy that’s packaging states it is recommended for the age of […]
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BRCA’s Dr. Fagan is featured on WRDW, WFXG and WJBF!

WRDW covers tree safety demo: How to prevent Christmas tree fires this holiday season AUGUSTA, Ga. (WRDW/WAGT) – Christmas trees are beautiful but you have to be careful. The Augusta Fire Department teamed up with the Burn Center to demonstrate what not to do and help you stay safe. They show the risks electrical sparks […]
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Have a holly, jolly holiday with these tips from Burn and Reconstructive Centers of America

December 1—The holiday season is a time for family, friends, food and the holiday spirit. As you get ready to decorate your house, start shopping for gifts or find ways to stay warm, make sure you stay safe! According to the National Fire Prevention Association, more than one-third of home decoration fires are started by […]
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A recipe for safe cooking this Thanksgiving

As everyone gathers the ingredients and prepares the kitchen to make a feast for Thanksgiving, the experts at BRCA want to give you a recipe for a safe cooking experience. If it’s still frozen, don’t fry it. It takes multiple days to prepare for this holiday. You should start preparing your ingredients and your game […]
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Owner and guest tips for holiday pet safety

While you may be prepared for the holidays, your pets may not. With strangers, children, food and overexcitement, gatherings can put a lot of stress on your pets, especially if it is a new or triggering situation for them. To keep both pets and people safe, it takes both owners and guests to work together […]
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Man who contracted flesh-eating bacteria from fishhook thanks burn surgeons for saving his life

In June 2019, Denton Crockett was in Louisiana fishing for redfish near the mouth of the Mississippi River when he got stuck by a fishhook in the back of his right calf. The puncture was shallow enough for Crockett to pull out the hook without medical assistance, and he thought nothing else of it. But, […]
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Facing the unknown: craniofacial reconstruction after traumatic injury

When rain clouds started moving in just before dusk on Jul. 4, 2020, Zhon Wood remembers hurrying to set up the large, mortar-style fireworks he had purchased that morning, and that’s the last thing he remembers. Wood was celebrating the Independence Day holiday with friends and family at his home in Panama City, FL, when […]
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