Your Favorite Legacy Stories
Category: Adult Primary Care, Advocacy, Behavioral Health Services, HIV/STD Screening & Treatment, LGBT, Mental Health Mondays, Public Affairs
By Barrett White
Each week, Legacy brings you health news, tips, and patient stories. Now that we’re a week into 2019, we took a look back on what you enjoyed the most based on your likes, shares, click-throughs, and comments. Here are a few of your favorite stories from 2018.
We checked in with Dr. Vian Nguyen, director of OB/GYN Services at Legacy, for her advice on how to maintain a healthy pregnancy. She delivered in spades with seven informed suggestions, including water intake, eating habits, and the importance of keeping your doctor appointments.
- 2. “These immigrants are legal. It’s unbelievable that they are being penalized for this basic human need.”
This op-ed by Legacy CEO Katy Caldwell first appeared in the Houston Chronicle. We published it on our blog and social media, and this topic that we care very much about clearly resonated with our readers as well. Giving the legal immigrant families in our community a Catch-22 choice is just not a rule that Legacy can endorse.
We continued our support of the transgender community in that of fellow Texan, transgender teen Maddie. Her family had recently moved to Oklahoma, but brighter pastures across the northern border quickly turned sour when she got caught up in the controversial bathroom debate. Cyberbullied by parents in her school district, her family looked at moving to Texas, and possibly Houston.
In 2018, you celebrated with us when the Houston Business Journal recognized Legacy CEO Katy Caldwell through its “Women Who Mean Business” Awards, a distinct honor based on “career achievement, contribution to company and city success, community involvement and leadership.”
Perhaps it’s appropriate that last year’s New Year post made the list of your favorite posts of 2018. In the same vein, we hope that Dr. Chad Lemaire’s words of wisdom from last year resonate just as strongly this year: “Simple expressions and thoughts of gratitude can shift your thinking into a place of positivity, because you’re looking for the good in others and yourself.”
- 6. Dr. Charlene Flash Discusses the Status of HIV in America
The following video was released ahead of our annual World AIDS Day vigil. We asked Dr. Flash, a nationally recognized HIV/AIDS expert, what World AIDS Day means to her. Viewers loved her kindhearted and informed response about the status of HIV in Houston—and America.
What was your favorite piece from 2018? Share to let us know. Legacy thanks you for your engagement and support. Building healthy communities this year, and every year.