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

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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04 December

Healthy for the Holidays: Keeping Control When the Family Gathers ‘Round the Kitchen

Category: Diabetes, Health News

By Barrett White   Through November and December, there are 14 holidays observed by the world’s major religions. While each belief and culture is different, one thing remains mostly the same across the board: Food. This is the time of the year when families gather for prayer, harmony, and a good meal. These meals are…

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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

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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19 November

Mental Health Mondays: Helping Your Children Deal with Grief

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

Legacy’s Director of Therapy Services, Roma Bhatt, explains how to talk to your kids about grief. Check out her helpful tips in this video.

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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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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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