Category Archives: Pediatrics

Mental Health Mondays: Talking to Kids about School Violence

Adults have had a difficult time with the news, but what about our kids? As adults, it is our responsibility to process tragic experiences with our children who may be feeling fear and confusion.

Mental Health Mondays: Could smartphones be affecting your kids’ mental health?

Smartphones affecting teen kids mental health

Increased reports of teen suicide have rattled our nation and city, of late, and multiple studies have shown a sharp increase in adolescent depression. Could teen smartphone use be contributing to this spike?  

Mental Health Mondays: How to Get More Sleep (hint: Get off your phone!)

More than a third of adults aren’t getting enough sleep, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Medical research shows a lack of sleep affects your physical health, safety (think driving while drowsy), and mental health.

Legacy volunteer loses health insurance, becomes patient

Each time she prepares for a fitness class, Legacy volunteer Jennafer Hamilton looks out into the crowd of eager school-aged children and parents who renew her commitment to volunteer. “The smiles. It’s really just about the smiles,” she says.

The importance of good dental hygiene

Maintaining your teeth isn’t only about looking good. As Legacy’s Director of Dental Care Dr. Mark DeAnda explains, poor dental hygiene can lead to problems bigger than an unpleasant smile. Tooth decay and gum disease can affect other parts of your body, including your heart.

Announcing Legacy’s new diabetes program: Take Control of Diabetes

A Guide to Living with Diabetes Cover Image

Untreated and/or uncontrolled diabetes can cause blindness, amputation, kidney failure, heart attack and more. The disease affects almost 10 percent of all Americans, according to the American Diabetes Association.

5 Focus Areas for Diabetes Self-Care During the Holiday Season

As we enter full-force into the holiday season, it’s a great time to focus on your diabetes self-care and also remind yourself that there are many things that you can do to prevent or delay diabetes symptoms.

Mental Health Mondays: When Kids Misbehave

Kids will misbehave, but effective consequences can help them improve. Legacy’s director of therapy services shares a proven technique to help parents cope.