Category Archives: Family Medicine

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 …

National Men’s Health Week: Getting Men to see their Doctors

Legacy’s Drs. Larry Caesar and Mark Levine discuss why men need to stop skipping their doctor visits This week is National Men’s Health Week and we’re using the observance to encourage men to take steps to better health. The purpose of Men’s Health Week is to heighten awareness of preventable health problems and encourage early …

Defeating Diabetes Month: How to Reduce Your Risk

By Carolina Boyd, Communications Associate The month of April has been designated Defeat Diabetes Month. This year, with most of us focused on the COVID-19 pandemic, it is especially important to remember how dangerous diabetes can be. In fact, chronic conditions like diabetes, can make people more vulnerable to infections, leading to serious consequences. According …

Legacy is still your home for medical care.

There is much confusion in these times, but Legacy wants you to know that you’re still welcome. By Barrett White   With all of the confusion around who is allowed to leave the home, and where you’re allowed to leave it to, and who is even open anyway – Legacy reminds you that we are …

COVID-19: Determining What is True or False when it Comes to Information

News about COVID-19, also known as the coronavirus, is changing quickly. At Legacy Community Health, we are closely addressing concerns about the virus. While there is a lot of good information available to the public, there is also a lot of confusion about what is true or what is false. Check out Legacy’s Chief Medical …

Fifth Disease: What Parents Need to Know

By Ashley Cockrell, Nurse Practitioner School Based Manager Rosy cheeks are often associated with young children. While it may be a common characteristic of kids at play, it is also a symptom of a viral infection known as fifth disease. It gets its unusual name because it is the fifth of the five viral rash …

National Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month

By Dr. Patricia Hayes, Medical Director—Department of Family Practice March is National Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month. Colorectal cancer is one of the leading causes of cancer deaths in both men and women. According to the American Cancer Society, more than 53,000 people will die this year in the United States from colorectal cancer. Colorectal cancer …

National Wear Red Day: One Woman’s Journey from Cardiac Arrest

By Carolina Boyd Friday is National Wear Red Day at Legacy Community Health. It’s likely you will see many others wearing red today to support and raise awareness for women’s heart health.  For Legacy’s Revenue Cycle Management Director Devona Jackson, every day is a chance to raise awareness about cardiovascular disease. On May 31, 2018, …

More than Valentines: February and Women’s Heart Health

By Dr. Patricia Hayes, Medical Director of Family Practice February is a month dedicated to hearts. Part of that is because of Valentine’s Day, but February is also known as Heart Health Month. Heart disease is often thought of as a man’s disease, yet nearly as many women as men die every year from heart …