Category Archives: Health News

Today is Black HIV Awareness Day. Do you know your status?

By Barrett White “I don’t have HIV, I’m not gay,” said Kalvin Marshall, in disbelief, at learning he was living with HIV. But he was and so was his wife Eunice. The Marshalls are members of Positive Organizing Project (POP+), an advocacy training program designed by and for people living with HIV/AIDS. They were given …

Legacy Community Health encourages measles vaccination

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 …

Healthy Habits to Develop During Early Pregnancy

Watching your diet, exercising and drinking lots of water are good health habits for everyone to develop.  However, if you are pregnant it is especially important to focus on caring for yourself and your baby. We have five healthy habit reminders that may be helpful for expectant moms, especially during early pregnancy. Discontinue harmful habits. …

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

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 …

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 …

New Year, New You!

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 …

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

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 …

Taking the Stress Out of the Holidays

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 …

Legacy Community Health Releases Legislative Agenda and Lobby Day Schedule

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 …

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

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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 …