Legacy Community Health Beaumont Patient
14 December

Legacy volunteer loses health insurance, becomes patient

Category: Adult Primary Care, Pediatrics

Each time she prepares for a fitness class, Legacy volunteer Jennafer Hamilton looks out into the crowd of eager school-aged children and parents who renew her commitment to volunteer. “The smiles. It’s really just about the smiles,” she says.

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DLCC Emerging Leaders Forum
13 December

HIV featured prominently at Democratic Legislative Campaign Committee Forum

Category: HIV/STD Screening & Treatment, Public Affairs

At the Democratic Legislative Campaign Committee Emerging Leaders Forum, held last week in D.C., state elected leaders from around the country, including Texas Representative Eric Johnson, convened to hear about the direction of the Democratic Party.

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Christmas gifts
12 December

Kid-safe Toys for the Holidays

Category: Pediatrics

Parents should be aware that toys have some hidden risks, too. In 2016, according to the Consumer Product Safety Commission, there were 240,000 toy-related injuries requiring emergency room visits. 

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Bipolar Disorder Explained
11 December

Mental Health Mondays: Bipolar disorder explained

Category: Adult Primary Care, Behavioral Health Services, Mental Health Mondays

At least once a week a new patient will respond, “I’m bipolar” when asked about their symptoms and the reason for their visit. They usually describe a history of being happy one minute then sad or angry the next. In everyday conversations, having mood swings is often equated with being bipolar, but bipolar disorder is more complex than just mood swings.

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Blog Images Part 3
07 December

Seven Ways to Stay Healthy During Pregnancy

Category: OB/GYN & Maternity

By India Ogazi A healthy pregnancy is a key to a healthy baby (and mom). Pregnancy takes a heavy toll on a woman’s body, which can lead to health complications such as high blood pressure, diabetes and even miscarriage. But by following doctor’s recommendations, you can have good outcomes. Dr. Vian Nguyen, director of OB/GYN…

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Dental Hygene
05 December

The importance of good dental hygiene

Category: Adult Primary Care, Dental Care, Pediatrics

Maintaining your teeth isn’t only about looking good. As Legacy’s Director of Dental Care Dr. Mark DeAnda explains, poor dental hygiene can lead to problems bigger than an unpleasant smile. Tooth decay and gum disease can affect other parts of your body, including your heart.

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Depression Child and Teenager
04 December

Mental Health Mondays: Youth and Depression

Category: Behavioral Health Services, Mental Health Mondays

When it comes to depression, we often think of it as an adult disorder. However, the National Institute for Mental Health indicates that more than two percent of children experience major depressive disorder.

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World AIDS Day
01 December

Legacy honors those lost to HIV/AIDS as Houston continues fighting the epidemic

Category: Adult Primary Care, HIV/STD Screening & Treatment, LGBT, Public Affairs, Public Health

The event will honor the clinic’s roots in Houston’s AIDS crisis of the 1980s and outline next steps the city must take to end the HIV epidemic.

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A Guide to Living with Diabetes Cover Image
30 November

Announcing Legacy’s new diabetes program: Take Control of Diabetes

Category: Adult Primary Care, Diabetes, Pediatrics

Untreated and/or uncontrolled diabetes can cause blindness, amputation, kidney failure, heart attack and more. The disease affects almost 10 percent of all Americans, according to the American Diabetes Association.

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Blog Alzeimers
29 November

Alzheimer’s explained

Category: Geriatrics

There are many different kinds of dementias but the most common one is Alzheimer’s disease, which causes problems with memory, thinking and behavior.

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