Category Archives: Pediatrics

Uniting Together For World Autism Awareness Day

By Carolina Boyd, Communications Associate Every year April 2 marks a day in which the world unites in one common goal—to raise awareness about autism spectrum disorders (ASD).  The United Nations created World Autism Awareness Day in 2007 as a way to advocate for the rights of those living with autism. ASD refers to a …

National Teen Dating Violence Awareness and Prevention Month

By Carrie Hendrix, Director of Social Services February is National Teen Dating Violence Awareness and Prevention Month, an observance created to help break the cycle of violence in teenagers. .According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), 1 in 3 adolescents will experience some form of abuse in an intimate relationship before they …

February is School-Based Health Care Month

Legacy clinics are co-located in 27 schools in the Houston region, serving hundreds of students across multiple service lines. By Barrett White   For any parent, nothing else matters when your baby is sick. Unfortunately for working parents, that can mean lost hours on the job, complicated scheduling, and undue anxiety to ensure that your …

Brushing Up on your Children’s Dental Health

By Dr. Amar Trivedi, Director of Dental Services February is National Children’s Dental Health Month. Created by the American Dental Association (ADA), the event brings awareness to the importance of dental hygiene and oral health for children. Tooth decay is the most common chronic disease in children and impacts even more kids than asthma. According …

Tracking your child’s development: What does it all mean?

By Dr. Tamisha Jones, Medical Director of Pediatrics From the moment your baby is born, you are closely watching him or her for every possible milestone. Is my son the right weight for his age? Why is my daughter’s head so big? Many parents can’t help but compare their little one’s growth and progress to …

Legacy’s Little Readers Receives Hefty Donation from Ford

Ford Motor Company donated 1,500 children’s books to Legacy’s childhood literacy program. By Barrett White   Ford Motor Company committed to helping Legacy drive health change on Monday, December 7. The auto industry giant stopped by three Legacy locations over the course of the day to drop off their hefty donations totaling 1,500 books for …

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 …