Category Archives: Pediatrics

Texas Remains Vigilant as First Local Transmission of Zika in the United States Consumes Florida

By: Brianna DAlessio South, Marketing Specialist In a historic move, the Centers for Disease Control advised pregnant women yesterday not to travel to a neighborhood outside of Miami because of the Zika virus. That neighborhood has seen 14 cases of locally transmitted cases of the virus, a first in the United States. The 500+ other …

Legacy Patient Worried about Zika Virus

One of Legacy’s pregnant patients speaks with NBC about Zika fears and precautions.

Text Messaging Allows Expectant Mothers to Stay Ahead of Their Pregnancy

We just read this and wanted to pass along. From Kaiser Health News: Free text-messaging service for pregnant women Health advocates say it’s important to tailor digital health technologies to lower-income people not only to be fair, but because they’re more likely to have chronic illnesses, like diabetes, that are expensive to treat…For now, experiments …

Public Health Takes Back Seat to Partisan Politics on Zika

The biggest health care battle in D.C. has now officially become a stalemate. Badly needed legislation providing states the funding they need to wrestle down the Zika virus failed yesterday.

Healthy Lifestyles Pilot Program

Recently, The Legacy Community Health Bissonnet clinic completed a three-month Healthy Lifestyles pilot program for children, a first of its kind at Legacy. The goal of the program was to educate families of our young at-risk patients about the disease process of obesity and how to make sustainable changes in their nutritional behaviors and physical activity.

The Pulse: Transgender Policies in Schools

The public debate regarding transgender health continues with a focus on youth and schools. This week’s episode features a number of stories and interviews with people directly connected to supporting transgender health. In one of those interviews, we are joined by Dr. Jennifer Feldmann, a pediatrician specializing in transgender care at Legacy Community Health, to expand upon her previous …