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18 June

Build Your Body: Legacy’s Felicia Lee-Sexton on Building Confidence

Category: Adult Primary Care, Advocacy, Exercise, LGBT, Uncategorized

People living with HIV may find it difficult to keep muscle mass. Transgender individuals often look to build a physique to match their gender. Enter Legacy’s Body Positive program. By Barrett White   For those living with HIV and struggling with wasting, or those in transition who are looking to form their bodies to match…

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13 June

Legacy Connecting Fifth Ward Community with Care at June 15th Health Fest

Category: Adult Primary Care, Community Engagement, Family Medicine, Geriatrics, OB/GYN & Maternity, Pediatrics

Houston’s historic Fifth Ward neighborhood will be the hot spot for the upcoming Legacy Community Health Fest, an event that will focus on the importance of health care in this traditionally underserved community.  The free community-wide event features Keisha Nicole and the 97.9 The Box Team, and a special performance by the Atherton Elementary Drumline….

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21 May

Lessons learned along the journey from discovery to recovery

Category: Adult Primary Care, Exercise, LGBT

Legacy Community Health’s Wellness Manager Felicia Lee-Sexton overcame a cocaine addiction to become a world-renowned fitness expert and award-winning body builder. Now she utilizes her experience to help Legacy patients with diabetes, eating disorders, HIV and gender care needs at our Body Positive Wellness Center—a free service for our patients. If you’re a Legacy patient…

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08 April

Vaccine Before Vacation: Staying healthy this summer

Category: Adult Primary Care, Family Medicine, HIV/STD Screening & Treatment, Pediatrics, Pharmacy, Public Health, Vaccination & Immunization

By Barrett White My family didn’t travel much when I was a child, we simply couldn’t afford it. But when we could afford a weekend adventure away from home, we would pile in the car and drive out to New Orleans, Dallas, Austin, or San Antonio. We never worried much about travel vaccinations, because these…

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29 March

Summer’s Coming—Is Your Skin Ready?

Category: Adult Primary Care, Exercise, Pediatrics, Public Health

By Barrett White The temperature in Houston has been pushing 80 degrees the past couple of weekends and pollen is officially blanketing every outdoor flat surface in sight. Spring is here—but knowing Houston weather, this means summer is not far behind. As the sun-lovers emerge from their homes and make their way to the plethora…

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28 March

Keeping an eye on Pink Eye

Category: Adult Primary Care, Family Medicine, Pediatrics, Vision Services

By Carolina Boyd Pink eye is one of the most common childhood illnesses. Also known as conjunctivitis, it can affect adults, as well. Pink eye is an inflammation of the thin clear tissue that lines the inside of the eyelid, as well as the white part of the eyeball. The inflammation caused by this condition…

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21 March

Warmer spring months can trigger eczema flare-ups

Category: Adult Primary Care, Family Medicine, Pediatrics

By Carolina Boyd It is officially spring! Warmer temperatures and flowers in bloom across Texas are certainly welcome. However, this time of year can create dread for those who suffer from eczema. Eczema is an inflamed, itchy, red skin rash that tends to occur on the inner part of the elbows, behind the knees, back…

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27 February

Dealing with a Urinary Tract Infection

Category: Adult Primary Care, Family Medicine, OB/GYN & Maternity

By Carolina Boyd Every year urinary tract infections (UTIs) lead to more than 8 million visits to health care providers in the United States.  For women, the chance of developing a UTI is especially high.  Women have shorter urethras, which allow bacteria quick access to the bladder, causing an infection. To identify a UTI, keep…

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20 February

Heart Health Begins Early in Life

Category: Adult Primary Care, Exercise, Family Medicine, Health News, Pediatrics

By Carolina Boyd Heart disease sounds like a very adult medical issue, but it begins as early as the childhood and adolescent years. An estimated 1.3 million youths in the United States between the ages of 12 – 19 have hypertension. High blood pressure, in addition to elevated cholesterol levels and obesity, are conditions linked…

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19 February

Affordable Diabetes Care in Your Own Backyard

Category: Adult Primary Care, Diabetes, Exercise, Pediatrics, Pharmacy

By Barrett White Diabetes care can be such a pain. With the cost of insulin at an all-time high, it’s not uncommon to hear ghastly news stories like the artist in Houston who tragically lost his life when he couldn’t afford it, or the government employee rationing her insulin when her paychecks stopped during the…

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