Legacy Pediatrics Your Child and Flu Vaccine
18 October

Legacy Pediatrics: Your Child and the Flu Vaccine

Category: Family Medicine, Pediatrics, Public Health, Vaccination & Immunization

By Carolina Boyd The flu is more dangerous than the common cold for children. That’s why the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommends a yearly flu vaccination for all children six months and older. Last year’s flu season was one of the deadliest. More than 2,150 people died from the flu in the…

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11 October

HIV goes overlooked in Dallas, on the rise in Houston

Category: Family Medicine, HIV/STD Screening & Treatment, LGBT, Pediatrics, Public Health

By Barrett White   In a study led by Zachary Most, MD, of the Pediatric Infectious Disease department at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center, it was revealed that in adolescent patients living with HIV, there were a significant number of MOEs, or “missed opportunity encounters”. These MOEs mean that these patients could have…

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Legacy Pediatrics Getting Kids to Sleep
20 September

What to Do When Your Child Won’t Sleep

Category: Behavioral Health Services, Family Medicine, Pediatrics

By Roma Bhatt, Director of Therapy Services If you are a parent then you are well aware of how challenging it can be to get your children to go to sleep at night! Fortunately, there are a few tips that can help your little ones get the Zzz’s they need. Set an individualized bedtime and…

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MHM-Managing Kids Anger
17 September

Managing Your Kids’ Anger: Remember the “Rose” and “Thorn”

Category: Behavioral Health Services, Health News, Mental Health Mondays, Pediatrics

When you hear the term anger management it can conjure up visions of adults who are unable to control their emotions. But children can struggle with explosive behavior as much as adults.

Managing emotions is an important key skill for kids to learn. The adults in a child’s life are their greatest teachers because role modeling is a powerful teaching tool. When adults manage emotions in healthy ways it teaches children to do the same.

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Most Googled Health Disorders
12 September

ADHD, syphilis and AIDS are most googled health searches in U.S.

Category: Family Medicine, HIV/STD Screening & Treatment, Pediatrics

What medical concern has Texans turning to the internet for answers? That would be Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD).

Because of Google, there is a wealth of information – some good, some not-so-good – on whatever ailment you may have. Medical Health Plans—a site devoted to researching consumer health insurance—put together a list of the most searched health conditions in each state.

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MHM-The Pet Effect
10 September

Mental Health Mondays: The Pet Effect

Category: Adult Primary Care, Behavioral Health Services, Exercise, Family Medicine, Health News, Mental Health Mondays, Pediatrics

After a long day at work, nothing compares to the joyful feeling of coming home to your dog or cat. But the love of a furry friend can do more than just provide company. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, owning a pet is good for your overall health.

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24 August

Telemedicine Expected to Bring Ease of Care

Category: Adult Primary Care, Pediatrics

By Barrett White Anything you could possibly want can be obtained at the push of a button these days. In an age where digital gratification has permeated nearly every market, why not health care? You can order food from your phone, check your bank statements,  and video chat with friends and family across the globe….

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23 August

Legacy Community Health Welcomes You to Texas, Maddie.

Category: Gender Health, LGBT, Pediatrics

From all of us at Legacy Community Health, we want to welcome you to Texas, Maddie. No matter what you’ve faced elsewhere, welcome to Houston.

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MHM Back to School Anxiety
13 August

Mental Health Mondays: Back to School, Back to Anxiety

Category: Behavioral Health Services, Family Medicine, Mental Health Mondays, Pediatrics

By Dr. Teandra Gordon, LMFT-S, Clinical Director of School Based Behavioral Health The last days of summer vacation are coming to a close for students across the Houston area. Many will be headed back to school soon. It is an exciting time, but for many kids it is also a time of great anxiety. The…

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Legacy Pediatrics Sports Physicals
09 August

Back-to-School Means Time for Sports Physicals

Category: Exercise, Family Medicine, Pediatrics

By Carolina Boyd The beginning of the new school year is just around the corner and Legacy Community Health, Houston’s largest non-profit community health system, wants to remind parents that now is the time to schedule their children’s sports physicals. The state of Texas requires annual sports physicals (or pre-participation exams) for any student who…

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