Category Archives: Family Medicine

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

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

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 …

Defeat Diabetes Month: A Look at Diabetes and Aging

By Dr. Joanna Ira, Geriatrician at Legacy Stafford Fountains Clinic Diabetes is the seventh leading cause of death in the United States. April has been declared Defeat Diabetes Month to raise awareness about the impact of the disease among our nation’s aging population. According to the American Diabetes Association, a quarter of Americans over the …

April is Defeat Diabetes Month: A Look at Diabetes Among Children and Teens

By Dr. Iliana Solano, Medical Director of Pediatrics The month of April is Defeat Diabetes Month. Diabetes rates in the United States are rising among children and teens. According to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the rate of new cases of diabetes among people younger than 20 years of age increased between …

Social Work Month: How Social Workers are Making a Difference for Legacy Patients

Social Worker Contributions - Houston TX

By Carolina Boyd, Communications Associate During the month of March, we celebrate the contributions social workers have been making in the United States for over a century. Throughout the profession’s history, social workers have sought to ensure that all people have access to resources to meet their basic needs. Across the Houston and Southeast Texas, …

National Social Work Month 2022: Honoring Social Workers and the Contributions They Make Everyday

By Carolina Boyd, Communications Associate Every March, National Social Work Month recognizes the work and dedication that social workers across the country deliver while providing services to children and adults in need. Social workers are advocates, advisors, counselors and facilitators in schools, clinics, businesses and government offices that are bringing about change in the lives …

March is National Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month

By Carolina Boyd, Communications Associate In February 2000, President Bill Clinton officially dedicated March as National Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month. According to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), colorectal cancer is the third most common cancer diagnosed in this country and the third leading cause of cancer deaths in American men and …

Know the Warning Signs: Teen Dating Violence Awareness Month

Teen Dating Violence Awareness

February is National Teen Dating Violence Awareness Month. We spoke with a Legacy provider – who screens for teen dating violence during her visits – about what signs to look for. By Barrett White   According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), Nearly 1 in 11 female and approximately 1 in 14 …

Are you ready for the Winter Cold Season?

Winter Weather Health Tips

By Carolina Boyd If you’ve been feeling a bit “under the weather” this winter, it wouldn’t be unusual to worry that you may have contracted the flu or COVID-19 viruses. But after a mild cold season last winter, could you actually be dealing with a case of the common cold? The common cold is a …

The Connection Between Headaches and Your Period

By Carolina Boyd, Communications Associate Monthly menstrual cycles brings about many hormonal changes and for many those changes include headaches. While some experience mild headaches others can suffer debilitating migraines. Hormonal headaches occur at other times in life, including perimenopause and menopause. However, during a menstrual cycle, the body’s level of estrogen and progesterone rise …