Category Archives: Adult Primary Care

Seven Myths about the Flu Vaccine

By Kimberly Cooper, Occupational Health and Infection Control Nurse This week marks National Influenza Vaccination week. This event was created by the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) in 2005 to highlight the importance of getting vaccinated for the flu.  Despite various efforts to get people vaccinated, many myths remain about the flu vaccine. We are …

Surviving the Holiday Eating Season

By Sean Barrett, Registered Dietitian Beginning with Halloween all the way through New Year’s Day, ‘tis the season for holiday eating. This time of year provides us with many opportunities to gather with family, friends or co-workers and most of these gatherings revolve around food. The holiday food environment can be especially daunting to patients …

November is National Diabetes Awareness Month

By Carolina Boyd November is a month in which we become more aware of the things and people in our lives that make us thankful. This month is also Diabetes Awareness Month, a time to bring awareness to diabetes, one of the leading causes of disability and death in the United States.  According to the …

Getting ready for this year’s flu season

By Carolina Boyd If you’ve been to the doctor lately, chances are your health care provider has asked if you’ve gotten a flu shot yet. There is good reason for that. The flu virus is most active during the fall and winter months. Flu season usually begins in October and peaks between December and February, …

What to expect during Perimenopause

By Carolina Boyd Women know that at some point in their lives their menstrual periods will come to an end. This is known as menopause and it marks the end of a woman’s reproductive years. However, there is another transitional time—leading up to menopause—called perimenopause that will bring rapid changes to their bodies. On average, …

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month

By Carolina Boyd The power of pink is everywhere this October as we observe Breast Cancer Awareness Month. This yearly event is more than just a way to raise much needed funds for breast cancer research. It helps to increase awareness for the second leading cause of death by cancer in women. The American Cancer …

Is it a lapse in memory, or cognitive impairment? Recognizing the signs as you age

By Barrett White Forgetfulness is a normal sign of ageing and can happen to anyone. But what happens when the problem is actually something more than that?   Everyone forgets things – I’ve left my own wallet at home more times than I can count. This is normal behavior, annoying as it can be. Everyone …

The impact of sleep issues on a woman’s health

By Carolina Boyd Sleepless nights are all too common for the estimated 40 million Americans who suffer from sleep disorders. It is an especially difficult situation for women who, according to the National Sleep Foundation, are more likely than men to struggle with sleep. Hormonal changes during menstrual cycles, pregnancy and menopause affect how well …

Invisible Women: A Legacy of Lesbian Health

By Barrett White Though lesbian women have largely the same health concerns as their heterosexual counterparts, there are notable differences in the communities which often go overlooked in mainstream health care.   In many ways, lesbian women have the same healthcare needs as any woman, regardless of sexuality; however, unlike straight women, they are at …

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

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 …