Category Archives: Public Health

Warning: STDs are on the rise

A new report from the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) shows chlamydia, gonorrhea and syphilis are on the rise in the U.S. If left untreated, these sexually transmitted diseases (STDs) can cause an increased risk of getting HIV, long-term abdominal/pelvic pain and fertility problems.

Improving the health of Legacy patients

“We’re constantly looking for ways to improve our patients’ health outcomes, not because it’s a policy mandate, but because it’s the right thing to do for our patients.” – Dr. Ann Barnes

The United States Conference on AIDS 2017: A Recap

Venita Ray, second from the right, with members of ACT NOW: END AIDS Coalition at USCA

The United States Conference on AIDS (USCA), which just convened on September 7, was an informative event, once again this year. Expected changes in the Affordable Care Act, proposed cuts to Medicaid and health care delivery were some of the key issues of discussion.

September is childhood obesity month: Here’s what you should know to keep your child healthy

Childhood Obesity Month

September is childhood obesity month. And although the month is coming to a close, preventing childhood obesity is still a health-care priority.

New Survey Reveals How Texans Feel About Health Care

This week, Texas Medical Center released results of their “Nation’s Pulse” health care survey, which showed most consumers feel health insurance is important yet too expensive.

6 Ways to Protect Your Health after Harvey

Repairing your home and returning to your normal routine can place a toll on your body and mind. To stay healthy after Harvey, Dr. Ann Barnes, Legacy Community Health’s chief medical officer, offers the following tips.

Houston’s Health Care Heroes During Harvey

Houston Health Care Harvey Heroes

In the midst of Harvey, one of the worst disasters in U.S. history, Houston’s medical community rose above the storm to bring healing. It’s not surprising since Houston is home to the largest medical center in the world, the Texas Medical Center — world renowned for its superior patient care.