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19 February

Affordable Diabetes Care in Your Own Backyard

Category: Adult Primary Care, Diabetes, Exercise, Pediatrics, Pharmacy

By Barrett White Diabetes care can be such a pain. With the cost of insulin at an all-time high, it’s not uncommon to hear ghastly news stories like the artist in Houston who tragically lost his life when he couldn’t afford it, or the government employee rationing her insulin when her paychecks stopped during the…

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Cold and flu Bear
15 February

Visit our Pediatric Walk-in Clinic at Legacy Southwest

Category: Pediatrics

When your child is sick, you want them to see a health care provider as soon as possible. That’s why the Legacy Southwest Pediatric Walk-in Clinic is open seven days a week, early mornings and late evenings too! The walk-in clinic treats the following conditions for newborns to 18 years of age: Allergies and allergic…

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More of what to expect from newborn
13 February

More of what you can expect with a newborn

Category: Health News, Pediatrics

The first weeks following the birth of a baby brings a lot of adjustments and questions for parents.  We continue our look at what to expect as your newborn transitions from life in the womb to the world outside. Umbilical Cord Your baby’s umbilical cord stump usually falls out within the two weeks after birth….

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measles
06 February

Legacy Community Health encourages measles vaccination

Category: Adult Primary Care, Family Medicine, Health News, Pediatrics, Vaccination & Immunization

Legacy Community Health, Texas’ largest community health system with 34 clinics, today encouraged parents to vaccinate their children against measles and to watch for signs or symptoms of measles infection. Five cases of the virus have been confirmed this week in Harris and surrounding counties. “Measles is an extremely contagious disease but is preventable with…

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What to expect with a Newborn
06 February

What to expect with a newborn

Category: Family Medicine, OB/GYN & Maternity, Pediatrics

During the first few weeks as a parent, you might question whether certain features or symptoms in your newborn seem normal. Many are a natural part of the transition from birth as your newborn gets used to life in the outside world. Learn more about some common signs below. Your baby’s skin You might notice…

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Sleeping Baby
16 January

Safe Sleep for Your Baby

Category: Family Medicine, OB/GYN & Maternity, Pediatrics

A baby’s sleep needs change as he or she grows. Newborns sleep about 16 hours a day, usually 3 to 4 hours at a time. Don’t be surprised if your baby can only stay awake for an hour or two. Over time, his or her body gets into a sleep pattern and will start sleeping longer. …

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18 December

Gearing Up for Cold and Flu Season with Walk-In Appointments Available at Select Locations

Category: Family Medicine, Health News, Pediatrics

By Carolina Boyd The month of December is so closely tied to the holiday season that it’s easy to forget that it marks the start of another kind of season…the peak of cold and flu season. Both the common cold and the flu are contagious, but cold symptoms are usually milder and usually improve within…

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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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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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