Category Archives: Adult Medicine

National Women’s Health Week: BRCA Testing

By Carolina Boyd, Communications Associate May 9-5, 2021 marks National Women’s Health Week and it is a good reminder to women of all ages that you are never too old or too young to start taking control of your overall health. That can include many things like maintaining a healthy diet, watching your weight, getting …

Celebrating Lesbian Visibility Week

By Barrett White Lesbian Visibility Week is observed each year on April 26 – May 2.   Lesbian Visibility Week has been observed every April 26 – May 2 since 2008. Here locally, the lesbian community has a long history of activism, community building, and endless strength in the work for LGBTQ+ equity: one of …

Safely Enjoying Spring Weather

As the weather continues to warm up, our ageing community can keep active and healthy by soaking up the sun – or not! By Barrett White   After a particularly difficult winter season here in southeast Texas, a fresh breath of spring air is a welcome change! It’s also the perfect opportunity to get some …

Exciting Progress in the Development of an HIV Vaccine

Evidence suggests an upcoming vaccine trial looks promising. By Barrett White   Preliminary data from a clinical trial by The Scripps Research Institute in La Jolla, California looks promising, and suggests that a new HIV vaccine may be on the horizon. The trial was attached to the International AIDS Vaccine Initiative (IAVI). “These are very …

March 31 is International Day of Trans Visibility

International Day of Trans Visibility honors the achievements and contributions of transgender individuals. By Barrett White   Today marks the 12th annual International Transgender Day of Visibility (TDoV). At the time that the annual observance was founded in 2009, the only widely-held observance honoring transgender and gender nonconforming people was Transgender Day of Remembrance, which …

National LGBTQ+ Health Awareness Week is March 22 – 26

The annual observance shines a light on health inequities experienced by LGBTQ+ folk – and uplifts LGBTQ+ providers working to turn the tide. By Barrett White   Every day, Legacy honors the ethos of National LGBTQ+ Health Awareness Week, dating back to our humble beginnings as a volunteer-run STI clinic operating out of a house …

Staying Hydrated as Texas Warms Back Up

Adults ages 65 and up have the highest hospital admission rates for dehydration. By Barrett White   Texas is warming back up and we all know what that means: high temperatures and humidity are on their way to the Gulf Coast region. As the temperatures begin to climb back up, it’s important to remember that …

Celebrating Registered Dietitian Nutritionist Day

By Rita Zapien, Registered Dietitian Looking for guidance when it comes to your diet?  Help may be as close as your nearest registered dietitian. Wednesday, March 10, 2021 is Registered Dietitian Nutritionist (RDN) Day. The Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics created this day to celebrate the work that registered dietitian nutritionists do to improve the …

March 10 is 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 …

National Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month

By Carolina Boyd, Communications Associate March is National Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month. According to the American Cancer Society, an estimated 52,980 people will die this year in the United States from colorectal cancer. Colorectal cancer often starts as abnormal tissue growth, or a polyp, within the lining of the colon or rectum. If left untreated …