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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06 September

Big Week in Health Care if You Have a Pre-Existing Medical Condition

Category: Health News, Public Affairs

The Affordable Care Act, despite its flaws, has provided millions of Americans who have a pre-existing medical condition like cancer, asthma, or Alzheimer’s insurance coverage. But there’s a question as to whether those insurance protections will continue.

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30 August

New Report: Most Maternal Deaths Preventable

Category: Gender Health, Health News, OB/GYN & Maternity

By Barrett White A new report by the State of Texas has found that most maternal deaths could have been prevented with proper health care intervention. What the data says: The report, released Monday, states that nearly 80% of pregnancy-related deaths could have been prevented in 2012, the year in which the maternal mortality rates…

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finding the right therapist for you
20 August

Mental Health Mondays: Finding the Right Therapist for You

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

Life can bring challenges that are often too difficult to face alone. In many cases, therapy or counseling may help. But how do you go about finding the best therapist for you? One of the most important things to remember when looking for the right mental health professional for you is that you feel comfortable with that person.

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Legacy-Healthcare
10 August

Where Things Stand on Obamacare (AKA the Affordable Care Act)

Category: Health News

By Barrett White   This isn’t the first time the state of Texas has sued the federal government in its opposition to the Affordable Care Act. But this time Texas Republicans may actually have the advantage needed to take Obamacare down. The Lay of the Land: Texas filed the suit earlier this year, arguing the…

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