Category Archives: Adult Medicine

Breast Cancer Awareness Month and the Impact of COVID on Life Saving Screening Tests

By Carolina Boyd, Communications Associate October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month and this year preventative screenings are more important than ever. The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) documented a huge drop in breast cancer screenings during the pandemic. A CDC report showed that the total number of breast cancer tests by women …

How might the Delta variant impact seniors?

By Barrett White Most seniors have received at least one dose of the vaccine.   While headlines may be discouraging, we cannot give up hope. The Delta variant is restarting fear of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic and over the last year and a half, guidelines have changed from “guidelines for everyone” to “guidelines for the …

The COVID impact of sleep issues on a woman’s health

By Carolina Boyd, Communications Associate Sleepless nights are all too common for many people, especially those suffering 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 …

Is there such a thing as eating too healthily? Technically, yes.

By Barrett White Orthorexia is no joke, and it develops in gay and bisexual men more often than other demographics.   You can eat the birthday cake. You will be fine. Progress isn’t built in a day – it isn’t unraveled in a day, either. Orthorexia, the less-discussed cousin of anorexia, is an eating disorder …

August 20 is Southern HIV/AIDS Awareness Day

By Barrett White Southern HIV/AIDS Awareness Day raises awareness of the impact HIV has on people living in the Southern U.S.   Southern HIV/AIDS Awareness Day (SHAAD) is observed annually on August 20. The Southern AIDS Coalition originally initiated this observance in 2019 to bring awareness to the disproportionate impact of HIV in the South. …

Legacy’s Dr. Amelia Averyt Answers Your COVID-19 Questions

The rise of the COVID-19 Delta variant has raised concerns about how to stay safe during this latest wave of the pandemic. Between rising cases among the unvaccinated and reported breakthrough infections in the vaccinated, many have questions on how to navigate this ever-changing COVID landscape. Legacy Medical Director of Adult and Family Medicine, Dr. …

No more daily pills? PrEP may soon be available as an infrequent injection.

By Barrett White Tired of the blue pill? A new, more effective version is on the way – and you don’t have to take it daily.   We have long touted PrEP as the best tool in our toolkit for ending the HIV epidemic. This sentiment remains true, and with new drugs on the horizon …

July is Minority Mental Health Month

By Barrett White TW: Mental health outcomes. Mental health is often overlooked in minority communities in the United States. Let’s change that.   Across the country, millions of people face the reality of living with a mental health condition. Legacy observes National Minority Mental Health Awareness Month each July to bring awareness to the struggles …

The COVID-19 Delta Variant and What You Should Know

By Carolina Boyd, Communications Associate After more than a year spent in pandemic lockdown, life seems to be getting back to a pre-COVID-19 activity level. However, the SARS-CoV-2 delta variant is causing growing concern about a resurgence of the virus. First identified in India in December of 2020, the delta variant (also known as B. …

July 14 is International Nonbinary People’s Day

By Barrett White July 14 is annually observed as a day where we can especially uplift those who identify as nonbinary, celebrating the great diversity of the LGBTQ+ community.   July 14 is International Non-Binary People’s Day. This observance celebrates the great diversity of the LGBTQ+ community by highlighting gender diverse individuals and telling their …