Category Archives: Family Medicine

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. …

Men’s Health Week 2021: Encouraging Men to Take Charge of their Health

By Carolina Boyd, Communications Associate Father’s Day will soon be here; making this occasion a good time to remind the men in your to life to focus on their health. June 14-20, 2021 has been designated Men’s Health Week. This yearly observance helps to bring awareness about preventable health issues while encouraging early detection and …

Uniting Together For World Autism Awareness Day

By Carolina Boyd, Communications Associate Every year April 2 marks a day in which the world unites in one common goal—to raise awareness about autism spectrum disorders (ASD).  The United Nations created World Autism Awareness Day in 2007 as a way to advocate for the rights of those living with autism. ASD refers to a …

Celebrating Registered Dietitian Nutritionist Day

By Rita Zapien, Registered Dietitian Looking for guidance when it comes to your diet?  Help may be as close as your nearest registered dietitian. Wednesday, March 10, 2021 is Registered Dietitian Nutritionist (RDN) Day. The Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics created this day to celebrate the work that registered dietitian nutritionists do to improve the …

National Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month

By Carolina Boyd, Communications Associate March is National Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month. According to the American Cancer Society, an estimated 52,980 people will die this year in the United States from colorectal cancer. Colorectal cancer often starts as abnormal tissue growth, or a polyp, within the lining of the colon or rectum. If left untreated …

National Teen Dating Violence Awareness and Prevention Month

By Carrie Hendrix, Director of Social Services February is National Teen Dating Violence Awareness and Prevention Month, an observance created to help break the cycle of violence in teenagers. .According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), 1 in 3 adolescents will experience some form of abuse in an intimate relationship before they …

February is School-Based Health Care Month

Legacy clinics are co-located in 27 schools in the Houston region, serving hundreds of students across multiple service lines. By Barrett White   For any parent, nothing else matters when your baby is sick. Unfortunately for working parents, that can mean lost hours on the job, complicated scheduling, and undue anxiety to ensure that your …

February and Women’s Heart Health

By Carolina Boyd, Communications Associate Updated: Feb. 5, 2021 February is American Heart Month. Heart disease is often thought of as a man’s disease, yet heart disease is one of the leading causes of death for women in the United States and accounts for one in three female deaths every year. Fortunately, education and prevention …

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 …