Author Archives: Ashley Guidry

Do you need both a physical and a well woman exam?

Did you know that while there is some overlap, both exams are crucial for your overall health. By Barrett White We’ve all heard that annual check-ups are important, but we often don’t know which services to pursue when we book that appointment. Often when a woman requests an annual exam, she might be booked for …

Prioritizing Children Safety During the Holidays

by Ashley Guidry, Communications Associate As the year slowly comes to an end, prioritizing children’s safety during get-togethers with family and friends is key to entering the holidays happy and healthy. Although most accidents are preventable, life itself is unpredictable. You can’t control every aspect of your day. According to the CDC, every hour a …

The Rise of Maternity Deserts in Texas

Maternity Deserts Texas

The existence of maternity deserts has grown at an alarming rate. How do we close this maternal health gap for a better tomorrow? by Dr. Cynthia Roland and Ashley Guidry, Communications Associate According to the March of Dimes, two million individuals across the country live in areas without access to birthing facilities. “I believe this is the …

Transgender Awareness Week 2023

Monday, November 13 through Sunday, November 19 is Transgender Awareness Week, followed by Transgender Day of Remembrance on November 20. During this time, Legacy honors the transgender pioneers who have helped pave the way for LGBTQ+ equality. By Barrett White   The LGBQ+ community owes it all to our Transgender siblings. This Transgender Awareness Week, …

Free and Discounted Internet for Qualifying Individuals and Patients

HOUSTON, TX (October 24, 2023) – National nonprofit organization Link Health announced the inception of its Houston location with a goal to help Houstonians get access to free or reduced internet access at home through the Affordable Connectivity Program (ACP). Recognized by stalwarts in Boston for its transformative approach in harnessing the health sector to …

Exploring Dental Hygiene with Dr. Ashley Johnson

 October is National Dental Hygiene Month and we’re thrilled for you to meet Legacy’s Dental Medical Director, Dr. Ashley Johnson! Before joining Legacy, Dr. Johnson worked at a federally qualified health care center in Conroe, TX, for eight and a half years. She now works at Legacy’s Fifth Ward clinic on Lyons Avenue. Dr. …

Can your morning brew harm your teeth?

There’s no need to ditch your morning coffee, but how you drink it could affect the health of those pearly whites. By Barrett White A short, snappy video recently went viral on TikTok, where a dentist describes how sipping on your coffee throughout the morning can be bad for your teeth. The dentist in the …

Opening Up, One Step at a Time

Oct. 10th is World Mental Health Day, join City Hall for a live event this Tuesday in partnership with The Walk Houston. by Ashley Guidry, Communications Associate In March of this year, the University of Houston closed its building following the on-campus death of a student. This was the second suspected suicide at the university …

Discover S.H.E. Ready Empowering Black Women’s Sexual Health

In honor of Sexual Health Awareness Month, join us as we shed light on a pressing concern. In 2021, black women experienced new HIV diagnoses at rates five times higher than Hispanic women and ten times higher than white women. In collaboration with the Texas Black Women’s Initiative (TxBWI), Legacy Community Health has developed the …