Category Archives: Family Medicine

Legacy Patient Worried about Zika Virus

One of Legacy’s pregnant patients speaks with NBC about Zika fears and precautions.

Public Health Takes Back Seat to Partisan Politics on Zika

The biggest health care battle in D.C. has now officially become a stalemate. Badly needed legislation providing states the funding they need to wrestle down the Zika virus failed yesterday.

Healthy Lifestyles Pilot Program

Recently, The Legacy Community Health Bissonnet clinic completed a three-month Healthy Lifestyles pilot program for children, a first of its kind at Legacy. The goal of the program was to educate families of our young at-risk patients about the disease process of obesity and how to make sustainable changes in their nutritional behaviors and physical activity.

Texas Veterans Still Not Getting the Health Care They Need

As we honor the fallen this Memorial Day weekend, it’s also a time to recommit to providing proper health care to veterans. Many veterans are not receiving the care they need in a timely manner in the VA health system. Community health centers like Legacy are ready and willing to provide high-quality care to them and their families.

As Battle over Transgender Bathroom Policy Rages, Legacy Warns of Mental Health Consequences

All Gender Restroom Sign

Top Texas doctor specializing in transgender care: ‘I don’t want my patients pushed into even higher-risk categories.’

First Legacy Patient Tests Positive for Zika as Houston Flooding Sure to Boost Mosquito Population

Health center re-issues advisory to its patients. And to Congress. HOUSTON – Legacy Community Health, one of the nation’s largest community health centers, today announced its first patient, a pregnant woman, testing positive for Zika virus.  The woman had lived in El Salvador, where the virus is widespread, prior to coming to the U.S. earlier this year, …

Autism Disorder: What to Know

Brothers Sitting Under a Tree

Autism spectrum disorder is a lack of social interaction, combined with problems in communication, speech and non-verbal means, as well as problems with needing things to be routinized—expressing order, sameness or routines as part of their daily structure.