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Time for a lifestyle change? How partners can help each other through it.

By Barrett White Supporting your partner in a lifestyle change journey is a love language in and of itself.   Maybe it’s a different sleep schedule, an exercise regimen, or a new nutritional plan. Tackling a significant lifestyle change can be difficult, so proper support from the individual’s partner is crucial. So, if your partner …

The Omicron Variant and What You Need to Know

By Carolina Boyd, Communications Associate A new year is upon us but the COVID-19 worries that marked 2020 and 2021 continue to impact the United States, as well as the greater Houston area. That is because of omicron, a newer variant of SARS-COv-2 that was first reported to the World Health Organization (WHO) in November …

Legacy Seeking EHR Software Vendor

Legacy is exploring an integrated electronic healthcare record (EHR) to potentially replace or augment existing systems, as well as improve existing processes. Legacy intends to greatly improve system efficiency, functionality, and usability through the acquisition of new software. The new system will be a critical component in enabling Legacy to achieve its strategic and operational …

How FEMA Can Help You Recover After the Texas Freeze

Seventy-seven Texas counties, including all in the Houston-Beaumont region, have been declared eligible for FEMA assistance following the winter storm. By Barrett White   Last week’s winter storm was yet another 100-year event we have collectively experienced in the last few years. As fellow Texans who weathered the storm ourselves, Legacy sympathizes with and supports …

Legacy Community Health Available for Comment on Revised Social Work Code of Conduct

The newly revised code removes the LGBTQ+ and disabled communities from its list of non-discrimination protections HOUSTON (October 22, 2020) – Legacy Community Health, the largest community health center system in Texas, announced today its opposition to the State Board of Social Work Examiners’ revised code of conduct. For years, the State Board of Social …

Legacy Sees Dramatic Drop for Child Immunization Appointments in Wake of COVID-19 Pandemic

Pediatric Medical Director Dr. Tamisha Jones Sounds Alarm, Pleads with Parents of Infants to Adhere to Vaccination Schedule HOUSTON (April 24, 2020) – With the increased anxiety from the novel coronavirus, including the economic shutdown and government restrictions on social gatherings, many parents are actively choosing to miss their child’s annual wellness exam. At Legacy …

Cervical Health Awareness Month and the Importance of Regular Screenings

By Dr. Wendi Monthy, Legacy Medical Director of OB/GYN Every year almost 13,000 women in the United States are diagnosed with cervical cancer. January has been designated Cervical Health Awareness Month by Congress to raise awareness about the role regular screenings play in cervical health. Cervical cancer used to be one of the most common …

One Month Left: Are you enrolled for Obamacare 2020?

Enrollment for 2020 runs from November 1, 2019 until December 15, 2019. By Barrett White   Have you enrolled for health insurance made possible by the Affordable Care Act, also known as Obamacare? The marketplace enrollment began on November 1 and will work like it has in previous years. The period will be 45 days, …

Build Your Body: Legacy’s Felicia Lee-Sexton on Building Confidence

People living with HIV may find it difficult to keep muscle mass. Transgender individuals often look to build a physique to match their gender. Enter Legacy’s Body Positive program. By Barrett White   For those living with HIV and struggling with wasting, or those in transition who are looking to form their bodies to match …