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. …

December 1 is World AIDS Day

Join us this evening, December 1, at South Beach, 810 Pacific Street, to honor the observance. By Barrett White The HIV epidemic has been present in Houston for 41 years now. More than a million Americans are living with HIV, and about 10% don’t even know they’re positive. According to the most recent available data …

That ringing in your ear? It might be earwax.

By Barrett White Have you ever been home alone with the TV off, no music playing, but for some reason you hear that high-pitched ring? Most people have experienced “ringing in their ears” at some point: It’s not an external noise like a phone, television, or radio; and other people can’t hear it. It’s right …

This is Transgender Awareness Week

We mourn today as we witness another senseless act of violence on the LGBTQ+ community. Our hearts are with the families and loved ones of the five people whose lives were senselessly taken, and the eighteen others who were injured in a shooting at an LGBTQ nightclub in Colorado Springs. Today is a day to remember …

RSV Season is Here

by Ashley Guidry, Communications Associate Coughs, colds, flu, oh my! Keep your family healthy this RSV season. Respiratory Syncytial Virus (RSV) are cold-like symptoms that infect your lungs and respiratory tracts. The virus begins spreading around October and then all the way to the end of April. Although the virus can affect anyone, it is …

Carbs are your friend.

By Barrett White High-carb, low-carb, no-carb? What does your body need and why? Fad diets are hard to stick to, and for that reason they often don’t work. For you to hit your goals – whether your goals are aesthetic or for better health – you’ll want to understand how nutrition works in your body, …

Emotional Wellness after Domestic Violence

by Ashley Guidry, Communications Associate Emotional Wellness is defined as properly coping with life and developing healthy relationships. October is recognized as the month to monitor your emotional health and check on your loved ones. The pandemic has emotionally changed us in ways most of us may never recover from. To social injustices then food …

October Is Health Literacy Month!

By Barrett White Health literacy refers to someone’s ability to find, understand, and use information and services related to their health care. Health Literacy Month is a time for health care providers to recognize the importance of making health information easy to understand and the health care system easier to navigate. One way that health …

Generic vs. Name Brand: Is there a difference?

By Barrett White “If there is a generic medication available for my treatment – ever – I’m going to go for it,” says Ruston Taylor, Senior Director of Pharmacy Services & Outreach at Legacy Community Health. Taylor explains, when a medication is approved by the FDA, the brand name manufacturer holds the patent for the …

October is LGBTQ+ History Month

By Barrett White LGBTQ+ individuals are members of every race, ethnicity, religion, and socioeconomic status. Health care ought to reflect that. Outside of celebrating Pride Month each year in June, we look back on the history of the LGBTQ+ community through the month of October, anchored by National Coming Out Day on October 11. Historically, …