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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 […]

Nutritious, Simple, and Cheap: Meal Plans from a Legacy Dietician

By Barrett White Cooking for a family—or cooking multiple meals for a single person meal prep—doesn’t have to be difficult, time consuming, or expensive. In fact, stopping for fast food to satisfy the hunger pangs, even just to order off the dollar menu, adds up quick and is easily more expensive in the long run […]

Teen Week—Social Media: How to Handle Your Handle

By Jessica Brown, MD, MPH Social Media: The two most transformative words of this century. I remember being in college in 2004 and being introduced to Facebook as the cool new thing to connect with people on other college campuses. You had to have a college email address to even make an account. Cut to […]