Legacy Pediatrics Your Child and Flu Vaccine
18 October

Legacy Pediatrics: Your Child and the Flu Vaccine

Category: Family Medicine, Pediatrics, Public Health, Vaccination & Immunization

By Carolina Boyd The flu is more dangerous than the common cold for children. That’s why the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommends a yearly flu vaccination for all children six months and older. Last year’s flu season was one of the deadliest. More than 2,150 people died from the flu in the…

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11 October

HIV goes overlooked in Dallas, on the rise in Houston

Category: Family Medicine, HIV/STD Screening & Treatment, LGBT, Pediatrics, Public Health

By Barrett White   In a study led by Zachary Most, MD, of the Pediatric Infectious Disease department at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center, it was revealed that in adolescent patients living with HIV, there were a significant number of MOEs, or “missed opportunity encounters”. These MOEs mean that these patients could have…

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04 October

Where are we in the fight against breast cancer?

Category: Adult Primary Care, Family Medicine, OB/GYN & Maternity, Public Health

By Carolina Boyd As Breast Cancer Awareness Month kicks off for 2018, progress is being made in the battle against the disease. According to the American Cancer Society (ACS) breast cancer related deaths in the United States dropped 39 percent between 1989 and 2015. This good news is credited to increasingly stable incidence rates, improved…

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24 September

Mental Health Mondays: Exploring the Relation Between Depression and Fatigue

Category: Adult Primary Care, Behavioral Health Services, Exercise, Family Medicine, Health News, Mental Health Mondays

By Meg Duke, Behavioral Health Consultant, Legacy Fifth Ward Living with depression can be tough, especially when it comes with fatigue, one of the most common depression symptoms. Fatigue can disrupt a person’s day-to-day routine as well make it difficult to get depression under control. People often know what they need to do to see…

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Legacy Pediatrics Getting Kids to Sleep
20 September

What to Do When Your Child Won’t Sleep

Category: Behavioral Health Services, Family Medicine, Pediatrics

By Roma Bhatt, Director of Therapy Services If you are a parent then you are well aware of how challenging it can be to get your children to go to sleep at night! Fortunately, there are a few tips that can help your little ones get the Zzz’s they need. Set an individualized bedtime and…

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Most Googled Health Disorders
12 September

ADHD, syphilis and AIDS are most googled health searches in U.S.

Category: Family Medicine, HIV/STD Screening & Treatment, Pediatrics

What medical concern has Texans turning to the internet for answers? That would be Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD).

Because of Google, there is a wealth of information – some good, some not-so-good – on whatever ailment you may have. Medical Health Plans—a site devoted to researching consumer health insurance—put together a list of the most searched health conditions in each state.

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10 September

Mental Health Mondays: The Pet Effect

Category: Adult Primary Care, Behavioral Health Services, Exercise, Family Medicine, Health News, Mental Health Mondays, Pediatrics

After a long day at work, nothing compares to the joyful feeling of coming home to your dog or cat. But the love of a furry friend can do more than just provide company. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, owning a pet is good for your overall health.

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27 August

Mental Health Mondays: Hurricane Harvey One Year Later

Category: Family Medicine, Mental Health Mondays, Public Health

By Carolina Boyd Hurricane Harvey was deeply traumatizing for those who lived through the monster storm.  The National Hurricane Center estimates Harvey caused $125 billion in damages, but the human cost is still being calculated. A year later, many have moved on and rebuilt both their homes and lives while others are still struggling with…

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finding the right therapist for you
20 August

Mental Health Mondays: Finding the Right Therapist for You

Category: Behavioral Health Services, Family Medicine, Health News, Mental Health Mondays

Life can bring challenges that are often too difficult to face alone. In many cases, therapy or counseling may help. But how do you go about finding the best therapist for you? One of the most important things to remember when looking for the right mental health professional for you is that you feel comfortable with that person.

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MHM Back to School Anxiety
13 August

Mental Health Mondays: Back to School, Back to Anxiety

Category: Behavioral Health Services, Family Medicine, Mental Health Mondays, Pediatrics

By Dr. Teandra Gordon, LMFT-S, Clinical Director of School Based Behavioral Health The last days of summer vacation are coming to a close for students across the Houston area. Many will be headed back to school soon. It is an exciting time, but for many kids it is also a time of great anxiety. The…

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