Category Archives: COVID-19

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 …

Observing World Diabetes Day during the COVID-19 Pandemic

By Rita Zapien, MS RD LD CDCES November 14th marks World Diabetes Day (WDD), an event created to spread awareness about this all-too-common health condition. This year’s observance comes in the midst of the global COVID-19 pandemic, which poses new challenges for those living with the disease. According to the Centers for Disease Control and …

Intimate Partner Violence during the COVID-19 Pandemic

By Kristy Miller, LCSW-S, Clinic Social Worker Manager We have all heard the statistics, 1 in 3 women and 1 in 4 men in the United States will experience Intimate Partner Violence (IPV) within their lifetime. However, when natural disasters, crises, epidemics, and now pandemics increase the very factors that lead to IPV, what does …

How to help your child feel more comfortable wearing a face mask

By Carolina Boyd, Communications Associate As cases of the coronavirus continues to surge in the Houston area, as well as the state of Texas, many of us are being asked to wear face masks every time we go out in public. That recommendation applies to children over the age of two. It can be very …

Is it safe to immunize my baby during the COVID-19 pandemic?

By Carolina Boyd, Communications Associate During this time in which we are all focused on COVID-19 concerns, many parents are wondering if they should still vaccinate their babies.  It’s an important question as the United States observes National Infant Immunization Week (April 25-May 2, 2020). The yearly observance highlights the importance of protecting children two …