Category Archives: COVID-19

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 …

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. …

RSV: Making a 2021 Warm Weather Comeback in Children

By Carolina Boyd Updated: July 20, 2021 The COVID-19 pandemic has made many parents more watchful for virus related symptoms in their children. However, there is another health issue that should not be overlooked—respiratory syncytial virus (RVS). This childhood virus causes mild, cold-like symptoms, as well as infections of the lungs and respiratory tract. While …

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. …

May is Mental Health Awareness Month

By Carolina Boyd, Communications Associate May is Mental Health Awareness Month. Observed since 1949, the event helps to promote mental health education and support with the goal of decreasing the stigma that is so often associated with mental illness. The COVID-19 pandemic has taken a toll on the mental health of many Americans. With the …

Healthy Vision Month: Eye Strain and the COVID-19 Pandemic

By Dr. Jerson Desiderio, Optometrist If you find yourself rubbing your eyes more than usual these days, you are not alone. The COVID-19 pandemic has changed many aspects of our lives, including our eye health.  Long hours spent in virtual meetings or online schooling has increased reports of eyestrain and it is taking a toll …

Managing Mental Health as We Remain at Home

For nearly a year, we’ve endured social isolation, family stress, and job insecurity. How can we cope? By Barrett White   We have collectively been through a lot since March. For nearly a year now, we’ve been in varying states of lockdown, dealt with social distancing, and have probably had to turn the car around …

At-Home HIV Testing Available Through Legacy

At-home testing is free, fast, easy, and discreet, and comes with the same patient navigation you get with an in-person visit. By Barrett White   Considering the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, it’s no wonder that some people would rather stay home than walk into a clinic. COVID-19 isn’t the only virus out there though, and viruses …