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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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-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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04 October

Where are we in the fight against breast cancer?

Category: Adult Primary Care, Family Medicine, OB/GYN & Maternity, Public Health

By Carolina Boyd As Breast Cancer Awareness Month kicks off for 2018, progress is being made in the battle against the disease. According to the American Cancer Society (ACS) breast cancer related deaths in the United States dropped 39 percent between 1989 and 2015. This good news is credited to increasingly stable incidence rates, improved…

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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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OB2Pedi
02 August

Pregnancy to Pediatrics: Legacy’s New Program for New Moms and Their Babies

Category: Behavioral Health Services, Family Medicine, OB/GYN & Maternity, Pediatrics

By Carolina Boyd The journey to parenthood can be both a joyous and stressful time for many women. To help our patients on that journey, Legacy launched a new initiative focusing on that crucial period when a woman finds she is pregnant, through her pregnancy and delivery, and the baby’s first year of life. The…

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Legacy Pediatrics
27 March

Top 7 Reasons to Choose Legacy Pediatrics

Category: Behavioral Health Services, OB/GYN & Maternity, Pediatrics, Vaccination & Immunization

By Dr. Tamisha Jones, Director of Pediatric Services Welcome! I am so excited to launch our new digital series, “Legacy Pediatrics.” We hope this will be a place to discuss health topics affecting our youngest patients, ages 0 to 18. Our goal is to provide parents with accurate, quality medical information affecting their kids and…

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Pregnant Ladies: Control Gestational Diabetes with These 7 Tips
22 February

Hey, Pregnant Ladies: Control Gestational Diabetes with These 7 Tips

Category: Adult Primary Care, Diabetes, OB/GYN & Maternity

If it’s uncontrolled, it can lead to complications; so, it’s important to know how to manage it.

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10 January

What is Preeclampsia?

Category: OB/GYN & Maternity

Preeclampsia is high blood pressure during pregnancy or soon after delivery, which can cause seizures, kidney and liver damage, and in some cases, death. It’s on the rise in Texas and the leading cause of maternal deaths worldwide.

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Patient
19 December

Woman gets pregnant after multiple miscarriages

Category: OB/GYN & Maternity

After three miscarriages, Keyla Miguel, 34, was told she may not be able to have another child. And doctors said that if she did become pregnant she would be considered critical and have to be put on bed rest. But then she came to Legacy’s Southwest Clinic.

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