Author Archives: Barrett White

Here’s the Scoop on Monkeypox

By Barrett White Per the CDC, monkeypox is rare and does not easily spread between people without close contact. Threat to the general population remains low.   Just two years ago, we were learning the first details of what would become the COVID-19 pandemic – a global health crisis not experienced in generations. Understandably, current …

Understanding your poop doesn’t have to be messy business.

By Barrett White What does yours say about you? To find out, we had a little scat chat with a doctor.   Talking to your doctor about a sensitive topic like bowel movements can really stink. While we don’t think it’s fair to pooh-pooh your anxiety surrounding the topic as unfounded, we do want to …

What is “sleep hygiene” and why does it matter?

By Barrett White Paying attention to the quality and quantity of rest you get is a major key to good overall health.   Do you wake up each morning feeling exhausted, or have trouble falling asleep in the first place? There are plenty of reasons your sleep might be out of whack, but don’t worry …

Raising a teen: How can we meet their needs?

By Barrett White We remember our teen years: What did we need? How do we provide for those needs for our kids?   There is probably no other time in our lives wherein so much change takes place in such a limited amount of time. Puberty (and everything that entails); budding relationships; preparation for college, …

Time for a lifestyle change? How partners can help each other through it.

By Barrett White Supporting your partner in a lifestyle change journey is a love language in and of itself.   Maybe it’s a different sleep schedule, an exercise regimen, or a new nutritional plan. Tackling a significant lifestyle change can be difficult, so proper support from the individual’s partner is crucial. So, if your partner …

April is Defeat Diabetes Month. Legacy Community Health offers prevention tips for families

HOUSTON, TX (April 8, 2022) – Spring is here and families are excited to celebrate the nicer weather with picnics and Easter egg hunts, but what foods should we be preparing for these outings to keep our families healthy? Or what activities can we plan that will get us back on our feet?

Legacy Proud to Celebrate Transgender Day of Visibility

Transgender Day of Visibility is an international event on March 31 dedicated to recognizing the resilience and accomplishments of the transgender community. By Barrett White   International Transgender Day of Visibility (TDOV) is an observance celebrated annually on March 31. The date is dedicated to honoring and uplifting the accomplishments of transgender and gender expansive …

Managing High Blood Pressure with Nutrition

Healthy Nutrition

Managing your high blood pressure can be such a pain. Fortunately, with a better understanding of nutrition’s role, it doesn’t have to be. By Rita Zapien, Registered Dietitian   According to the American Heart Association, about half of Americans have high blood pressure, known as hypertension. Many people don’t know they have it because most …