Category Archives: Pediatrics

COVID-19: Determining What is True or False when it Comes to Information

News about COVID-19, also known as the coronavirus, is changing quickly. At Legacy Community Health, we are closely addressing concerns about the virus. While there is a lot of good information available to the public, there is also a lot of confusion about what is true or what is false. Check out Legacy’s Chief Medical …

Fifth Disease: What Parents Need to Know

By Ashley Cockrell, Nurse Practitioner School-Based Manager Rosy cheeks are often associated with young children. While it may be a common characteristic of kids at play, it is also a symptom of a viral infection known as fifth disease. It gets its unusual name because it is the fifth of the five viral rash diseases …

February is School-Based Health Care Month

Legacy clinics are co-located in 19 schools in the Houston region, serving hundreds of students across multiple service lines. By Barrett White   For working parents, the last thing you need is a sick child. You have to take time off work for the doctor appointment, you have to drop some money on the prescription… …

Teaching your child “I Am Enough”

By Dr. Teandra Gordon, LMFT-S, Senior Director of School-Based Behavioral Health “Am I enough? Do I matter?” These are the questions children ask when it comes to self-esteem. Is who I am enough to deserve love, success, life and joy? Believing “I am enough” is the foundation of life. A child’s answer to the question, …

Ear Infections: A Big Deal for Small Ears

by Dr. Jessica Brown MD, MPH Ear infections are one of the most common illnesses doctors treat in children, especially during the cold weather months. Ear infections are notorious for making little ones miserable, as well as their parents. Though most common between the ages of 6 and 24 months, older children, as well as …

Teaching your children personal hygiene skills

By Dr. Tamisha Jones, Medical Director of Pediatrics The winter months are often synonymous with the cold and flu season. Teaching your children personal hygiene will help them to stay healthy as well as ward off illnesses this time of year.  It’s never too early to begin teaching your little ones the importance of good …

What you need to know about Croup

By Carolina Boyd Croup is one of the most common respiratory illnesses to send young children to the hospital. Also known as laryngotracheitis, this upper airway infection causes swelling around the voice box and windpipe, which can block a child’s ability to breathe. Children between 3 months and 5 years of age are most at …

New Legacy Southwest Clinic Is Open for Business!

After a media preview on December 12, the new Legacy Southwest opened its doors to the public on Sunday the 15th. By Barrett White   The new Legacy Southwest (LSW), located at the same address of 6441 High Star Drive, is a 33,000 square-foot state-of-the-art clinic, bringing new space and a breath of fresh air …

SIX DAYS LEFT: Are you enrolled for 2020 ACA coverage?

Enrollment for 2020 runs from November 1, 2019 until December 15, 2019. By Barrett White   Are you one of the millions of Americans to access health care through the Affordable Care Act (ACA), also known as Obamacare? The marketplace enrollment began on November 1 and will work like it has in previous years. The …

Seven Myths about the Flu Vaccine

By Kimberly Cooper, Occupational Health and Infection Control Nurse This week marks National Influenza Vaccination week. This event was created by the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) in 2005 to highlight the importance of getting vaccinated for the flu.  Despite various efforts to get people vaccinated, many myths remain about the flu vaccine. We are …