Category Archives: Health News

Mental Health Monday: Legacy’s Integrative Behavioral Health Approach

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 …

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

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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 …

Is it safe yet to eat Romaine lettuce?

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 …

Patient Profile: Jessica Ramirez on Overcoming Mental Health Stigma

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 …

Mental Health Mondays: Helping Your Children Deal with Grief

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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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 …

Mental Health Monday: Better Diet, Better Mental Health

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 …

Legacy Community Health Kicks Off ACA Enrollment Campaign

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 …

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

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, …

When Others Don’t Understand Your Mental Health Condition

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 …