Category Archives: Pediatrics

Marijuana Use in Teens: Typical Risk-taking or Concerning Use?

As we work through the month of September, Legacy continues to recognize National Recovery Month. By Dominique Gonzalez, Addiction Services Social Worker & Kara Kai Kirton, Manager of Ancillary Social Services   While determining one’s own readiness for recovery from substance use can be daunting this September for National Recovery Month, determining if your teenager …

Anxious Adolescents: Helping Teens Through the Ongoing Lockdown

A recent study by the Rox Institute found that nearly 80% of adolescents studied reported feeling lonelier since the lockdown began. By Barrett White   We’ve heard of “FOMO” – the “fear of missing out.” These days however, while we’re all shut into our homes in order to protect our communities from the ongoing pandemic, …

Vitamin D and Newborns: Is your Baby Getting Enough?

By Ashley Cockrell, Nurse Practitioner School Based Manager Is your baby getting enough vitamin D? It is a question that may take new parents by surprise when asked by their baby’s pediatrician. New moms are encouraged to breastfeed their babies for at least the first six months of life. While breast milk is considered the …

Multi-symptom Inflammatory Syndrome: What Parents Need to Know

Young child in ICU

Updated August, 10, 2020 By Dr. Tamisha Jones, Medical Director—Pediatrics As the world continues to deal with the effects of the COVID-19 virus, there is a rare but alarming condition related to the virus that has raised concerns for both parents and doctors.  It is called multi-symptom inflammatory syndrome in children (MIS-C) and can affect …

How to help your child feel more comfortable wearing a face mask

By Carolina Boyd, Communications Associate As cases of the coronavirus continues to surge in the Houston area, as well as the state of Texas, many of us are being asked to wear face masks every time we go out in public. That recommendation applies to children over the age of two. It can be very …

Is it safe to immunize my baby during the COVID-19 pandemic?

By Carolina Boyd, Communications Associate During this time in which we are all focused on COVID-19 concerns, many parents are wondering if they should still vaccinate their babies.  It’s an important question as the United States observes National Infant Immunization Week (April 25-May 2, 2020). The yearly observance highlights the importance of protecting children two …

Helping our children navigate the COVID-19 crisis

By Dr. Jessica Brown, MPH The world around us has shifted and things are vastly different than they were even just a few months ago. It is scary, I understand. Because of the COVID-19 pandemic affecting thousands of people, families are being asked to stay in their homes for extended periods of time. Thank you …

Feeding your baby during COVID-19 infant formula shortages

By Dr. Jessica Brown MD, MPH COVID-19 has increased stress and anxiety for families across our area. In addition to concerns about contracting the disease, many are stressed about running out of needed supplies like food, hand sanitizer or paper products. Now, reports of infant formula shortages are making many parents anxious and with good …

Teen Health Week: Senior Check-Out

Legacy puts high school seniors at the helm of their health care as they set off for the real world. By Barrett White   Oh, how I wish someone had explained to me the meanings of deductibles, FQHCs, university clinics, emergency rooms, and private or marketplace health insurance. In fact, there are many adults who …

Teen Health Week: Legacy Comes to You

Legacy clinics are co-located in 21 schools in the Houston region, serving hundreds of students across multiple service lines – and now online. By Barrett White   Since 2012, parents of students enrolled in one of the 21 Houston-area KIPP and YES Prep schools with Legacy clinics in them have not had to worry about …