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Take care of your mental health by making a spa out of your bathroom – on a budget

While we work through falling temperatures, holiday fatigue, and the stress of budgeting, we can still relax and reset our mindset. By Barrett White Holiday fatigue is real. While we can make changes in our lives to make the holidays less stressful for ourselves – like sticking to boundaries with difficult family and friends, setting …

Arthritis flaring up? Here are a few ways to soothe it when the temperature drops.

By Barrett White Like oil in the moving parts of a machine, our joints are lubricated by a substance called synovial fluid. As the temperatures drop in the winter months, that fluid can become less like lubricating oil and more like molasses.  While cold weather can’t cause arthritis, it can make the symptoms more unbearable. …

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

Mentally Healthy Lifestyles

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 …