Category Archives: Geriatrics

Getting ready for this year’s flu season

By Carolina Boyd If you’ve been to the doctor lately, chances are your health care provider has asked if you’ve gotten a flu shot yet. There is good reason for that. The flu virus is most active during the fall and winter months. Flu season usually begins in October and peaks between December and February, …

Medicare Enrollment for 2020 is Here

By Barrett White Medicare open enrollment for 2020 begins October 15, 2019, and will end on December 7, 2019   According to a recent Space City Weather update, Houston is finally experiencing cold front season. As Houstonians, we know that means winter is coming. In the health care world, that means open enrollment is coming. …

Is it a lapse in memory, or cognitive impairment? Recognizing the signs as you age

By Barrett White Forgetfulness is a normal sign of ageing and can happen to anyone. But what happens when the problem is actually something more than that?   Everyone forgets things – I’ve left my own wallet at home more times than I can count. This is normal behavior, annoying as it can be. Everyone …

Legacy Connecting Fifth Ward Community with Care at June 15th Health Fest

Houston’s historic Fifth Ward neighborhood will be the hot spot for the upcoming Legacy Community Health Fest, an event that will focus on the importance of health care in this traditionally underserved community.  The free community-wide event features Keisha Nicole and the 97.9 The Box Team, and a special performance by the Atherton Elementary Drumline. …

How will you keep active on Senior Health and Fitness Day?

The annual event will be observed on May 29, and is celebrated by health organizations around the nation. By Barrett White   Wednesday, May 29 marks the 26th annual National Senior Health & Fitness Day, the largest older adult health and wellness event in the nation. According to the event’s official site, more than 100,000 …

Get to know your Legacy community pharmacist

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 …

Getting and Staying Fit in the New Year

Happy New Year! Like many people, chances are you made a resolution to get fit in 2019.  The beginning of the year is a great time to re-focus on exercise. To get you on that road to better health, check out Legacy’s Wellness Manager Felicia Sexton video highlighting some simple chair exercises you can do …

Is it safe yet to eat Romaine lettuce?

By Carolina Boyd Has 2018 turned into the year of eating dangerously?  This year, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has already investigated 22 foodborne outbreaks, including the recent E-coli investigation linked to California-grown Romaine lettuce. That’s the highest number of investigations in more than decade. The CDC says it is OK to eat …

Sign up for a Legacy Public Health Class

A patient who is educated about their health is the best advocate for their own care. That is why we work with individuals, health care providers and communities to improve health outcomes. We are able to accomplish this through our education classes at many of our clinics and at community locations across Southeast Texas. Here …

Want To Keep Your Brain Sharp? Take Care of Your Eyes and Ears

By Allison Aubrey, NPR Correspondent By age 40, about 1 in 10 adults will experience some hearing loss. It happens so slowly and gradually, says audiologist Dina Rollins. “You don’t realize what you’re missing.” And even as it worsens, many people are in denial. By the time someone is convinced they have a hearing problem, …