Public Health Classes
13 November

Sign up for a Legacy Public Health Class

Category: Adult Primary Care, Advocacy, Diabetes, Family Medicine, Gender Health, Geriatrics, Health News, HIV/STD Screening & Treatment, LGBT, OB/GYN & Maternity, Pediatrics, Public Health

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…

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MHM-Better diet Better MH
05 November

Mental Health Monday: Better Diet, Better Mental Health

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

By Sean Barrett, Registered Dietitian It’s no secret that a healthy diet is good for you but did you know it can also be good for your mental health? There is a growing evidence that the food we eat is strongly connected to our behavior and emotions.  While there is no specific diet that has…

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Blog ACA Enrollment kickoff
31 October

Legacy Community Health Kicks Off ACA Enrollment Campaign

Category: Adult Primary Care, Family Medicine, Health News, Public Affairs

Legacy Community Health, the largest community health center in Texas, is launching a radio and digital advertising campaign to enroll Houstonians into the health insurance marketplace established under the Affordable Care Act. Enrollment begins November 1 and runs through December 15. Plans, which can now be previewed at healthcare.gov, begin in January 2019. “It’s inevitable…

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MHM-Keeping Brain Sharp
29 October

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

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

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,…

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MHM-When Others Dont Understand
22 October

When Others Don’t Understand Your Mental Health Condition

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

By Meg Duke, Behavioral Health Consultant, Legacy Fifth Ward When you are dealing with depression or any mental health condition, it can be difficult to talk about it.  Offhand comments—whether born of ignorance or arrogance—can cut to the bone.  That is why it is important to have a group of family and friends to support…

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MHM-Brease Cancer and Depression
15 October

Depression: Breast Cancer’s Forgotten Side Effect

Category: Behavioral Health Services, Health News, Mental Health Mondays, OB/GYN & Maternity

By Winderlyon Hebert, Associate Therapy Director A diagnosis of breast cancer can bring a wave of different emotions for a woman. Feelings of sadness, fear, anger and grief are considered normal.  The shock of receiving such life changing news qualifies as a major stressor, so it’s no surprise that depression and anxiety are common among…

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liberty
26 September

We Should Protect Health Benefits for Legal Immigrants

Category: Advocacy, Health News, Public Affairs, Public Health

By Barrett White Today Legacy announced our opposition to the new proposal limiting legal immigrants’ access to health services. For decades, under “public charge” policies, legal immigrants have been able to utilize Medicaid and the Medicare prescription drug benefit since many work for employers who don’t offer health insurance. The proposed change uses these public health…

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MHM-Depresion and Fatigue
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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MHM-Managing Kids Anger
17 September

Managing Your Kids’ Anger: Remember the “Rose” and “Thorn”

Category: Behavioral Health Services, Health News, Mental Health Mondays, Pediatrics

When you hear the term anger management it can conjure up visions of adults who are unable to control their emotions. But children can struggle with explosive behavior as much as adults.

Managing emotions is an important key skill for kids to learn. The adults in a child’s life are their greatest teachers because role modeling is a powerful teaching tool. When adults manage emotions in healthy ways it teaches children to do the same.

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MHM-The Pet Effect
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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