2019 Flu Season
17 January

Flu is on the rise in Houston. Are you prepared?

Category: Health News, Vaccination & Immunization

An expected increase in flu activity across Houston is a reminder that it’s we should all be vigilant in protecting ourselves against the disease. According to the Houston Health Department, which monitors 42 Houston area hospitals, flu activity is expected to increase over the next few weeks. Typically, the flu season peaks between the months…

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02 January

Getting and Staying Fit in the New Year

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

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…

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MHM-New Year New You
31 December

New Year, New You!

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

By Carolina Boyd A new year is fast approaching and with it—the promise of a fresh start. January 1st of each year provides us with a chance to cast out the clutter and regrets of the old year. As is often tradition, many of us will make New Year’s resolutions to welcome in 2019. “People…

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18 December

Gearing Up for Cold and Flu Season with Walk-In Appointments Available at Select Locations

Category: Family Medicine, Health News, Pediatrics, Uncategorized

By Carolina Boyd The month of December is so closely tied to the holiday season that it’s easy to forget that it marks the start of another kind of season…the peak of cold and flu season. Both the common cold and the flu are contagious, but cold symptoms are usually milder and usually improve within…

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MHM-Taking Stress Out of Holidays
17 December

Taking the Stress Out of the Holidays

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

By Carolina Boyd For many the holidays are the most wonderful time of the year, but the season can also be stressful. According to the American Psychological Association, 38 percent of people say their stress level increases during the holiday.  Unrealistic expectations, financial pressures and excessive time commitments are common stressors.  Fortunately there are ways…

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11 December

Legacy Community Health Releases Legislative Agenda and Lobby Day Schedule

Category: Advocacy, Health News, Public Affairs

Today we announced our health care priorities ahead of the 2019 Texas legislative session, which begins in January. Some key issues include school-based mental health services, telemedicine, and HIV prevention and treatment. Our longtime focus on non-discrimination protections and women’s health continues. The full policy portfolio can be found here. Moving forward, Legacy’s government relations…

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STREET VIEW
10 December

Legacy Community Health to Break Ground on $10 Million Campus in Southwest Houston

Category: Health News, Public Health, Uncategorized

By Kevin Nix Legacy Community Health has announced the groundbreaking ceremony for its new clinic in the Gulfton/southwest area of Houston. The 33,500 sq. ft. campus replaces the health center’s existing location that specializes in OB/GYN and pediatrics. “The demand for quality, affordable health care in southwest Houston is very high,” said Katy Caldwell, CEO…

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MHM Integrative Behavioral Health
10 December

Mental Health Monday: Legacy’s Integrative Behavioral Health Approach

Category: Adult Primary Care, Behavioral Health Services, Family Medicine, Health News, Mental Health Mondays, OB/GYN & Maternity, Pediatrics

By Carolina Boyd It’s not unusual for most of us to turn to our primary care doctor when we get sick with a cold or hurt our backs. Now, medical doctors are becoming the first stop for mental health services–according to the National Institute of Mental Health, primary care physicians provide about half of all mental…

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Lettuce and Recalls
03 December

Is it safe yet to eat Romaine lettuce?

Category: Adult Primary Care, Family Medicine, Geriatrics, Health News, Uncategorized

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…

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21 November

Patient Profile: Jessica Ramirez on Overcoming Mental Health Stigma

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

Jessica Ramirez has struggled with depression much of her life, but outside of school counselors, she never had the opportunity to seek professional treatment. “My older family members don’t believe in this stuff, so it kind of makes you not believe in it,” she says. For her family, imbalances and uncertainty should be addressed with…

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