Category Archives: Adult Medicine

Policymakers on Different Planet than a Supermajority of Texans on Medicaid Expansion

By: Brianna DAlessio South, Marketing Specialist It’s widely known the state of Texas refuses to expand Medicaid, or something similar to it. But a supermajority of Texas (63%) favor it, according to a new survey released by The Texas Medical Center Health Policy Institute in Houston. “Both Texas and Florida, the residents there are hurting …

Texas Veterans Still Not Getting the Health Care They Need

As we honor the fallen this Memorial Day weekend, it’s also a time to recommit to providing proper health care to veterans. Many veterans are not receiving the care they need in a timely manner in the VA health system. Community health centers like Legacy are ready and willing to provide high-quality care to them and their families.

Today is HIV Vaccine Awareness Day

HIV Vaccine Awareness Day (HVAD) is observed annually on May 18th to recognize and thank all the dedicated individuals working to find a safe and effective preventive HIV vaccine. It is also a day to educate about the importance of preventive HIV vaccine research.

As Battle over Transgender Bathroom Policy Rages, Legacy Warns of Mental Health Consequences

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Top Texas doctor specializing in transgender care: ‘I don’t want my patients pushed into even higher-risk categories.’

LA Times Article on National Zika Response Raises Concerns for Houston

By Kevin Nix, Sr. Director of Communications The LA Times published an article “Zika’s coming, and there’s not enough money for another health emergency” yesterday highlighting the growing concern around Zika. The piece looks at where the preparedness response toward the virus seems to stand in Houston. From the Times: “‘It feels like we are not …

First Legacy Patient Tests Positive for Zika as Houston Flooding Sure to Boost Mosquito Population

Health center re-issues advisory to its patients. And to Congress. HOUSTON – Legacy Community Health, one of the nation’s largest community health centers, today announced its first patient, a pregnant woman, testing positive for Zika virus.  The woman had lived in El Salvador, where the virus is widespread, prior to coming to the U.S. earlier this year, …

The Pulse: Medical Marijuana Legalization

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On The Pulse this week, we discuss marijuana legalization and medicinal benefits with Heather Fazio, the Texas Political Director for the Marijuana Policy Foundation and CBDOil with Stephanie Fokas, board chair for the Epilepsy Foundation of Texas. Discover where support for legalization is coming from and hear more from advocates of how this could be so …

Zika Virus Transmitted through Sexual Intercourse, CDC Confirms

By: Brianna DAlessio South, Marketing Specialist The CDC has confirmed a case of the Zika virus through sexual transmission between two men in Dallas. One of the men had recently traveled to Venezuela before returning to the states.  His symptoms included fever, rash, and pinkeye; less than a week later his partner experienced the same …

LGBT Health Awareness Week Focuses on Whole Health & Mind

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This week is LGBT Health Awareness, which is celebrated around the country by organizations and groups, community advocates, and elected officials. The annual event is in its 14th year and is focusing its efforts on whole health and mind.