Category Archives: Adult Medicine

Put Out Mommy Burnout!

Moms may seem like they have it all together, but they may need more help than you know! By Ashley Guidry Mother’s Day has come and gone, but we never stop caring for our mothers. For this Mental Health Awareness month, let’s break down what current moms can do to prevent burnout. Mommy burnout is …

How does your immune system work?

What’s going on inside our bodies that protects us from sickness? By Barrett White Your body has a special defense inside it. Like an army that exists just to protect you! Existing microscopically inside you, this small-but-mighty army is your immune system. Your immune system exists to protect you from outside threats, like bacteria, viruses, …

Have you checked out your library?

Need a place to study or learn a new skill? Your local libraries got you covered! By Ashley Guidry Now more than ever reading has proven essential to our education and overall health. Volunteers with Legacy’s Little Readers have learned low literacy among patients is tied to low health knowledge and less use of preventative …

How can you celebrate Earth Day?

‘If our cities don’t work, America won’t work.’ – Senator Gaylord Nelson On April 22nd, 1970, Wisconsin Senator Gaylord Nelson asked Americans to join him in a grassroots demonstration. Concerned about oil spills and increased air pollution, Senator Nelson encouraged Americans to spread awareness about the negative impact we had on our environment. About 20 …

Overcoming burnout: Tips for work and school

How not to dread your next meeting or lecture. By Barrett White Heavy workloads, deadlines, screen time, pressure, and stress – these are all typical challenges of work and school. But for these challenges to push you to the point of burnout is a problem. But what is burnout? Aside from stress, the Harvard Business …

Your rest days are just as important as your reps

Recovery can boost overall performance, while overuse can lead to injury. By Barrett White Whether you’re new to the gym or you’re a seasoned athlete, rest days are crucial to allow your body time to repair and benefit from the work you put into it. Resting is necessary for performance, muscle growth, and preventing fatigue …

Celebrating Diversity in Health: Recognizing LGBTQ+ Health Awareness Week and Transgender Day of Visibility

By Barrett White As we step into National LGBTQ Health Awareness Week this week and approach Transgender Day of Visibility on March 31, it’s crucial to highlight the unique health concerns and care necessities of the LGBTQ+ community. Legacy Community Health knows this is important dialogue for equitable healthcare access and fostering an inclusive environment …

Feeling Green? Listen to Your Gut!

Stomach pains making you feel yucky? Paying attention to your gut could turn your frown upside down. by Dr. Amelia Averyt What exactly is abdominal pain? Your abdomen houses your stomach, liver, gallbladder, pancreas, small/large intestines, and blood vessels among other connective tissues that keep these organs in place and oriented correctly. The abdomen and …

Why your sleep schedule is important for your health

What is sleep and why do we need it? By Barrett White For adults ages 18-64, roughly 7 to 9 hours of sleep each night are necessary for proper bodily and cognitive function. Adults who get fewer hours of sleep per night on a regular basis may risk mood shifts and cognitive decline, like experiencing …

Got Milk: Alternatives?

Losing taste for cow’s milk? Here are a few alternatives approved by Legacy dieticians. by Ashley Guidry For centuries, cow’s milk has been used in many cultures. Milk is the source of all dairy products and contains almost every single nutrient our body needs. This includes water, carbs, sugar, and a rich source of protein. …