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08 April

Vaccine Before Vacation: Staying healthy this summer

Category: Adult Primary Care, Family Medicine, HIV/STD Screening & Treatment, Pediatrics, Pharmacy, Public Health, Vaccination & Immunization

By Barrett White My family didn’t travel much when I was a child, we simply couldn’t afford it. But when we could afford a weekend adventure away from home, we would pile in the car and drive out to New Orleans, Dallas, Austin, or San Antonio. We never worried much about travel vaccinations, because these…

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Pink Eye
28 March

Keeping an eye on Pink Eye

Category: Adult Primary Care, Family Medicine, Pediatrics, Vision Services

By Carolina Boyd Pink eye is one of the most common childhood illnesses. Also known as conjunctivitis, it can affect adults, as well. Pink eye is an inflammation of the thin clear tissue that lines the inside of the eyelid, as well as the white part of the eyeball. The inflammation caused by this condition…

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Skin
21 March

Warmer spring months can trigger eczema flare-ups

Category: Adult Primary Care, Family Medicine, Pediatrics

By Carolina Boyd It is officially spring! Warmer temperatures and flowers in bloom across Texas are certainly welcome. However, this time of year can create dread for those who suffer from eczema. Eczema is an inflamed, itchy, red skin rash that tends to occur on the inner part of the elbows, behind the knees, back…

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Child picking flowers
15 March

Springtime could mean spring allergies for your child

Category: Family Medicine, Pediatrics

By Carolina Boyd That yellow pollen on your car is one of the first signs that spring has sprung in the Houston area. This time of the year also means the start of spring allergy season for your little ones. The symptoms are hard to miss in your child: runny nose, sneezing, congestion, coughing, itchy…

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27 February

Dealing with a Urinary Tract Infection

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

By Carolina Boyd Every year urinary tract infections (UTIs) lead to more than 8 million visits to health care providers in the United States.  For women, the chance of developing a UTI is especially high.  Women have shorter urethras, which allow bacteria quick access to the bladder, causing an infection. To identify a UTI, keep…

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Heart Health and the Young English
20 February

Heart Health Begins Early in Life

Category: Adult Primary Care, Exercise, Family Medicine, Health News, Pediatrics

By Carolina Boyd Heart disease sounds like a very adult medical issue, but it begins as early as the childhood and adolescent years. An estimated 1.3 million youths in the United States between the ages of 12 – 19 have hypertension. High blood pressure, in addition to elevated cholesterol levels and obesity, are conditions linked…

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Get to know your Legacy Community Pharmacist
14 February

Get to know your Legacy community pharmacist

Category: Adult Primary Care, Family Medicine, Geriatrics, Pharmacy

At Legacy, our pharmacists pick up a patient’s care where the doctor left off. Beyond filling prescriptions, they ensure people adhere to their medications, and do so safely. They provide blood pressure and blood sugar screenings, immunizations and one-on-one medication therapy counseling. Most importantly, our pharmacists strive to provide personalized care to everyone who walks…

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measles
06 February

Legacy Community Health encourages measles vaccination

Category: Adult Primary Care, Family Medicine, Health News, Pediatrics, Vaccination & Immunization

Legacy Community Health, Texas’ largest community health system with 34 clinics, today encouraged parents to vaccinate their children against measles and to watch for signs or symptoms of measles infection. Five cases of the virus have been confirmed this week in Harris and surrounding counties. “Measles is an extremely contagious disease but is preventable with…

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What to expect with a Newborn
06 February

What to expect with a newborn

Category: Family Medicine, OB/GYN & Maternity, Pediatrics

During the first few weeks as a parent, you might question whether certain features or symptoms in your newborn seem normal. Many are a natural part of the transition from birth as your newborn gets used to life in the outside world. Learn more about some common signs below. Your baby’s skin You might notice…

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Women Wellness Exam (2)
30 January

The importance of the well-woman exam

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

By Dr. Vian Nguyen, Medical Director—OB/GYN We all know how important exercise and diet are when it comes to living a healthy life. However, many of us forget the role of regular check-ups in staying healthy. For women, that means a well-woman exam. A general well-woman exam gives women an opportunity to discuss their reproductive…

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