Category Archives: Family Medicine

Prioritizing Children Safety During the Holidays

by Ashley Guidry, Communications Associate As the year slowly comes to an end, prioritizing children’s safety during get-togethers with family and friends is key to entering the holidays happy and healthy. Although most accidents are preventable, life itself is unpredictable. You can’t control every aspect of your day. According to the CDC, every hour a …

The Rise of Maternity Deserts in Texas

Maternity Deserts Texas

The existence of maternity deserts has grown at an alarming rate. How do we close this maternal health gap for a better tomorrow? by Dr. Cynthia Roland and Ashley Guidry, Communications Associate According to the March of Dimes, two million individuals across the country live in areas without access to birthing facilities. “I believe this is the …

Exploring Dental Hygiene with Dr. Ashley Johnson

 October is National Dental Hygiene Month and we’re thrilled for you to meet Legacy’s Dental Medical Director, Dr. Ashley Johnson! Before joining Legacy, Dr. Johnson worked at a federally qualified health care center in Conroe, TX, for eight and a half years. She now works at Legacy’s Fifth Ward clinic on Lyons Avenue. Dr. …

Can your morning brew harm your teeth?

There’s no need to ditch your morning coffee, but how you drink it could affect the health of those pearly whites. By Barrett White A short, snappy video recently went viral on TikTok, where a dentist describes how sipping on your coffee throughout the morning can be bad for your teeth. The dentist in the …

Opening Up, One Step at a Time

Oct. 10th is World Mental Health Day, join City Hall for a live event this Tuesday in partnership with The Walk Houston. by Ashley Guidry, Communications Associate In March of this year, the University of Houston closed its building following the on-campus death of a student. This was the second suspected suicide at the university …

Addressing the Rise of Fentanyl Overdoses

Fentanyl Overdoses Houston

“Be realistic with family members about how easy it is to overdose. Have a calm, direct conversation and listen without judgment,” says Kenicia Curry, Clinical Pharmacy Specialist at Legacy Community Health. By Kenicia Curry and Neha Agrawal, Clinical Pharmacy Specialists and Ashley Guidry, Communications Associate Over the past four years, fentanyl-related deaths in Texas have …

Caught the Travel Bug?

Several malaria cases have popped up in the southern United States. Learn more on how you can protect loved ones against these travel-related infections. Dr. Satish Mocherla and Ashley Guidry Infectious diseases develop when bacteria, parasites or viruses enter your body and multiply. From there infections form and disease develops when the cells in your …

What is causing the dramatic syphilis rise in Houston?

Dr. Rubina Joseph did an excellent job on her first live TV interview sharing her expertise on the rise in STD cases. Call (832) 548-5000 to get tested!

Welcome to AmeriCorps!

Since the 1960s, AmeriCorps has dedicated their resources to underserved communities. Once known as the Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS), AmeriCorps received its name in 1993. AmeriCorps specializes in bringing diverse Americans together to help those in need. Focusing on senior care, taking care of the environment, and protecting the rights of people. …

Sickle Cell Awareness

Monday, June 19th was Sickle Cell Awareness Day. Take the time to learn more about this blood disorder and how it affects people in their day-to-day life. by Ashley Guidry According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), sickle cell disease affects approximately 100,000 Americans. Sickle cell disease (SCD) is a genetic condition …