Category Archives: Family Medicine

Arthritis flaring up? Here are a few ways to soothe it when the temperature drops.

By Barrett White Like oil in the moving parts of a machine, our joints are lubricated by a substance called synovial fluid. As the temperatures drop in the winter months, that fluid can become less like lubricating oil and more like molasses.  While cold weather can’t cause arthritis, it can make the symptoms more unbearable. …

That ringing in your ear? It might be earwax.

By Barrett White Have you ever been home alone with the TV off, no music playing, but for some reason you hear that high-pitched ring? Most people have experienced “ringing in their ears” at some point: It’s not an external noise like a phone, television, or radio; and other people can’t hear it. It’s right …

RSV Season is Here

by Ashley Guidry, Communications Associate Coughs, colds, flu, oh my! Keep your family healthy this RSV season. Respiratory Syncytial Virus (RSV) are cold-like symptoms that infect your lungs and respiratory tracts. The virus begins spreading around October and then all the way to the end of April. Although the virus can affect anyone, it is …

Carbs are your friend.

By Barrett White High-carb, low-carb, no-carb? What does your body need and why? Fad diets are hard to stick to, and for that reason they often don’t work. For you to hit your goals – whether your goals are aesthetic or for better health – you’ll want to understand how nutrition works in your body, …

Emotional Wellness after Domestic Violence

by Ashley Guidry, Communications Associate Emotional Wellness is defined as properly coping with life and developing healthy relationships. October is recognized as the month to monitor your emotional health and check on your loved ones. The pandemic has emotionally changed us in ways most of us may never recover from. To social injustices then food …

Generic vs. Name Brand: Is there a difference?

By Barrett White “If there is a generic medication available for my treatment – ever – I’m going to go for it,” says Ruston Taylor, Senior Director of Pharmacy Services & Outreach at Legacy Community Health. Taylor explains, when a medication is approved by the FDA, the brand name manufacturer holds the patent for the …

Legacy Wants YOU to Get Your Mammogram Done

by Ashley Guidry, Communications Associate Did you know Legacy helps patients schedule their mammograms? If your answer is yes, you’re ahead of the game! If not, then you’re in luck. For this breast cancer awareness month, we‘re breaking down what you can do to get preventative treatment. Individuals who are 40 and above or have …

August is National Breastfeeding Month

Breastfeeding, or chestfeeding, for any amount of time has significant health benefits for baby and parent. By Yanett Hodgson, IBCLC   August is National Breastfeeding Month! Per the World Alliance for Breastfeeding Action, “Breastfeeding is key to sustainable development strategies post-pandemic, as it improves nutrition, ensures food security and reduces inequalities between and within countries”. Breastfeeding, …

Understanding your poop doesn’t have to be messy business.

Stool Movement Doctors Houston

By Barrett White What does yours say about you? To find out, we had a little scat chat with a doctor.   Talking to your doctor about a sensitive topic like bowel movements can really stink. While we don’t think it’s fair to pooh-pooh your anxiety surrounding the topic as unfounded, we do want to …

Summer Break and How to Keep your Kids Active and Healthy

Healthy Tips For Children

By Rita Zapien Miles, Registered Dietitian In a few weeks, kids across our area will hear the last bell of the school year—officially welcoming the start of summer break. While this highly anticipated time away from homework sounds relaxing, too much of a break may also be unhealthy for kids.  A 2016 study by the …