Category Archives: Adult Medicine

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 …

Defeat Diabetes Month: A Look at Diabetes and Aging

By Dr. Joanna Ira, Geriatrician at Legacy Stafford Fountains Clinic Diabetes is the seventh leading cause of death in the United States. April has been declared Defeat Diabetes Month to raise awareness about the impact of the disease among our nation’s aging population. According to the American Diabetes Association, a quarter of Americans over the …

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 …

Social Work Month: How Social Workers are Making a Difference for Legacy Patients

Social Worker Contributions - Houston TX

By Carolina Boyd, Communications Associate During the month of March, we celebrate the contributions social workers have been making in the United States for over a century. Throughout the profession’s history, social workers have sought to ensure that all people have access to resources to meet their basic needs. Across the Houston and Southeast Texas, …

National Social Work Month 2022: Honoring Social Workers and the Contributions They Make Everyday

By Carolina Boyd, Communications Associate Every March, National Social Work Month recognizes the work and dedication that social workers across the country deliver while providing services to children and adults in need. Social workers are advocates, advisors, counselors and facilitators in schools, clinics, businesses and government offices that are bringing about change in the lives …

Dietitians on Diabetes: Eating What You Want and Enjoying It

Healthy Nutrition

Living with diabetes doesn’t mean you can’t have what you crave. The trick is knowing how to manage the craving. By Ileana Martinez, Registered Dietitian   This year’s national nutrition month theme invites us to embrace global cultures and cuisines by celebrating a “world of flavors”. As a Diabetes Care and Education Specialist I have …

Legacy Celebrates and Honors Black Women in the HIV Movement

Founded by the Positive Women’s Network in 2021, Celebrate and Honor Black Women in the HIV Movement Day is observed annually on March 12. By Barrett White   In the early 1980s, Dr. Rashidah Abdul-Khabeer, a Black Muslim nurse, spent her evenings in Black gay bars in Philadelphia teaching the men to put condoms on …

Legacy Observes National Women and Girls HIV Awareness Day

National Women and Girls HIV/AIDS Awareness Day (NWGHAAD) is an annual observance that takes place on March 10. By Barrett White   Did you know that a woman in Texas is diagnosed with HIV every 12 hours? Though the HIV epidemic may not get as many headlines, HIV infections are still on the rise. This …

March is National Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month

By Carolina Boyd, Communications Associate In February 2000, President Bill Clinton officially dedicated March as National Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month. According to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), colorectal cancer is the third most common cancer diagnosed in this country and the third leading cause of cancer deaths in American men and …