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10 January

Mythbusting the HIV stigma

Category: Adult Primary Care, HIV/STD Screening & Treatment, LGBT, Public Health

By Barrett White   If you’re unsure how HIV is spread, or how to prevent it, you’re not alone. Is AIDS the same thing as HIV? Is there a cure for AIDS? We took these common questions, beliefs, and misconceptions into consideration and created this handy mythbusters guide to HIV/AIDS with the help of Legacy’s…

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14 December

Have You Enrolled in Marketplace Insurance for 2019? Deadline is tomorrow (Saturday)

Category: Advocacy, Public Affairs, Public Health, Uncategorized

By Barrett White Have you signed up for health insurance for 2019 through the Affordable Care Act (aka Obamacare) yet? December 15 is the last day to enroll in a health care plan on the marketplace.   Marketplace insurance is for those who don’t already have insurance through their employer, Medicaid, Medicare, or the Children’s Health…

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10 December

Legacy Community Health to Break Ground on $10 Million Campus in Southwest Houston

Category: Health News, Public Health, Uncategorized

By Kevin Nix Legacy Community Health has announced the groundbreaking ceremony for its new clinic in the Gulfton/southwest area of Houston. The 33,500 sq. ft. campus replaces the health center’s existing location that specializes in OB/GYN and pediatrics. “The demand for quality, affordable health care in southwest Houston is very high,” said Katy Caldwell, CEO…

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21 November

Millennials Are Ditching the Primary Care Doctor

Category: Adult Primary Care, Public Health

By Barrett White Millennials, the generation born roughly between the late 1980s and new millennia, are not kids anymore. As young adults however, a trend has emerged among them suggesting that many millennials without a chronic condition are opting not to stick with their family’s primary care physician. Every generation has evaded primary care in…

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13 November

Sign up for a Legacy Public Health Class

Category: Adult Primary Care, Advocacy, Diabetes, Family Medicine, Gender Health, Geriatrics, Health News, HIV/STD Screening & Treatment, LGBT, OB/GYN & Maternity, Pediatrics, Public Health

A patient who is educated about their health is the best advocate for their own care. That is why we work with individuals, health care providers and communities to improve health outcomes. We are able to accomplish this through our education classes at many of our clinics and at community locations across Southeast Texas. Here…

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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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15 October

Today is National Latino AIDS Awareness Day

Category: Advocacy, HIV/STD Screening & Treatment, LGBT, Public Affairs, Public Health

By Barrett White According to the CDC, nearly one quarter of all new HIV diagnoses in the United States were among Latino individuals, and yet Latino people make up only 3% of those receiving PrEP, the pill to prevent HIV, according to the CDC’s current estimates. Launched in 2009, Greater Than AIDS is an organization…

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15 October

WATCH: Who gets hurts the most under the new proposal limiting health care for legal, taxpaying immigrants? Harris County taxpayers

Category: Advocacy, Public Affairs, Public Health

By Kevin Nix Many legal immigrants in Houston – those in the U.S. legally, who play by the rules, have jobs and pay taxes – work for employers who don’t offer health insurance. For decades, they have been able under “public charge” policies to utilize health insurance programs like Medicaid and the Medicare prescription drug…

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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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04 October

Where are we in the fight against breast cancer?

Category: Adult Primary Care, Family Medicine, OB/GYN & Maternity, Public Health

By Carolina Boyd As Breast Cancer Awareness Month kicks off for 2018, progress is being made in the battle against the disease. According to the American Cancer Society (ACS) breast cancer related deaths in the United States dropped 39 percent between 1989 and 2015. This good news is credited to increasingly stable incidence rates, improved…

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