Category Archives: COVID-19

Washing up for National Handwashing Awareness Week

By Carolina Boyd, Communications Associate Since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, we have been washing our hands more than ever.  This time of year is another reminder of why it is so important to wash up. That’s because Dec. 1-7, 2021 has been designated National Handwashing Awareness Week. According to the Centers for Disease …

What to Expect for the 2021-2022 Flu Season

By Carolina Boyd, Communications Associate This time of the year is often associated with the holidays, but there is another season that has many in the medical professional worried; and that’s flu season. The 2021-2022 flu season is expected to be especially active because of the COVID-19 pandemic. The flu virus is most active during …

Raising Awareness about Intimate Partner Violence Today and Everyday

By Carolina Boyd, Communications Associate October is National Intimate Partner Violence (IPV) Awareness Month (also known as Domestic Violence Awareness Month). Since 1987, this observance has focused on remembering those who have lost their lives to IPV, as well as celebrating the survivors who have been able to exit violent relationships. IPV is any physical abuse, …

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 screenings declined by …

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 on sleep issues

By Carolina Boyd, Communications Associate Sleepless nights are all too common for many people, especially those suffering from sleep disorders.  Hormonal changes during menstrual cycles, pregnancy and menopause affect how well a person sleeps. Add to that, the COVID-19 pandemic which has created a host of new sleep challenges — even for those who previously …

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

Updated: May 10, 2022 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. Even before the COVID-19 pandemic, millions of Americans were experiencing stress, trauma, …