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When the Sun Brings SADness

Feeling SAD this summer? Allow us to shed some light on this lesser-known disorder. by Ashley Guidry Seasonal affective disorder (SAD) is a major depressive disorder, mania or hypomania with a seasonal pattern. Regular depression affects 1 in 5 American citizens. SAD, however, on a much smaller scale affects about 5 percent of adults. It …

Pride Month celebrations are this weekend. Are you ready?

Pride Month 2023 may almost be over, but the celebrations are just getting started – and Legacy’s proud to celebrate right alongside you. By Barrett White Pride is essential to the fabric of Legacy’s history. Pride Month is a month dedicated to uplifting LGBTQ+ voices, celebrating LGBTQ+ culture, and spotlighting LGBTQ+ rights – how far …

Sickle Cell Awareness

Monday, June 19th was Sickle Cell Awareness Day. Take the time to learn more about this blood disorder and how it affects people in their day-to-day life. by Ashley Guidry According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), sickle cell disease affects approximately 100,000 Americans. Sickle cell disease (SCD) is a genetic condition …

How does your immune system work?

What’s going on inside our bodies that protects us from sickness? By Barrett White Your body has a special defense inside it. Like an army that exists just to protect you! Existing microscopically inside you, this small-but-mighty army is your immune system. Your immune system exists to protect you from outside threats, like bacteria, viruses, …

How can you celebrate Earth Day?

‘If our cities don’t work, America won’t work.’ – Senator Gaylord Nelson On April 22nd, 1970, Wisconsin Senator Gaylord Nelson asked Americans to join him in a grassroots demonstration. Concerned about oil spills and increased air pollution, Senator Nelson encouraged Americans to spread awareness about the negative impact we had on our environment. About 20 …

Overcoming burnout: Tips for work and school

How not to dread your next meeting or lecture. By Barrett White Heavy workloads, deadlines, screen time, pressure, and stress – these are all typical challenges of work and school. But for these challenges to push you to the point of burnout is a problem. But what is burnout? Aside from stress, the Harvard Business …

Your rest days are just as important as your reps

Recovery can boost overall performance, while overuse can lead to injury. By Barrett White Whether you’re new to the gym or you’re a seasoned athlete, rest days are crucial to allow your body time to repair and benefit from the work you put into it. Resting is necessary for performance, muscle growth, and preventing fatigue …

Feeling Green? Listen to Your Gut!

Stomach pains making you feel yucky? Paying attention to your gut could turn your frown upside down. by Dr. Amelia Averyt What exactly is abdominal pain? Your abdomen houses your stomach, liver, gallbladder, pancreas, small/large intestines, and blood vessels among other connective tissues that keep these organs in place and oriented correctly. The abdomen and …

Why your sleep schedule is important for your health

What is sleep and why do we need it? By Barrett White For adults ages 18-64, roughly 7 to 9 hours of sleep each night are necessary for proper bodily and cognitive function. Adults who get fewer hours of sleep per night on a regular basis may risk mood shifts and cognitive decline, like experiencing …

Got Milk: Alternatives?

Losing taste for cow’s milk? Here are a few alternatives approved by Legacy dieticians. by Ashley Guidry For centuries, cow’s milk has been used in many cultures. Milk is the source of all dairy products and contains almost every single nutrient our body needs. This includes water, carbs, sugar, and a rich source of protein. …