Voter Registration Day!

by Ashley Guidry, Communications Associate Fellow Texans, September 20th is National Voter Registration Day! That means those of us who haven’t registered are headed to their local county offices or hopping online to fill out a voter’s application. At Legacy, we are doing our part to place voter registrars at several of our clinics to …

September 18 is HIV and Aging Awareness Day

By Barrett White According to the 2020 Ryan White HIV/AIDS Program Annual Client-Level Data Report, 47.9 percent of RWHAP clients are aged 50 and older.   People living with HIV are getting older. That’s fantastic news – this means that HIV suppression methods are working, and that those living with HIV are living longer lives, …

Maternal mortality rates in Harris County are abysmal. With competent maternal care, it doesn’t have to be that way.

By Dr. Rachel Robison, MD FACOG & Dr. Lindsey Vasquez, MD CPE FACOG Legacy Community Health is the largest OB-providing Federally Qualified Health Center in the nation, seeing twice the number of prenatal patients than any other FQHC in the country.    The most recent joint report by the Texas Maternal Mortality and Morbidity Review …

Here’s the Scoop on Monkeypox

Monkeypox Virus Houston TX

Per the CDC, monkeypox is rare and does not easily spread between people without close contact. Threat to the general population remains low.   Just two years ago, we were learning the first details of what would become the COVID-19 pandemic – a global health crisis not experienced in generations. Understandably, current news of monkeypox …

August is National Breastfeeding Month

Breastfeeding, or chestfeeding, for any amount of time has significant health benefits for baby and parent. By Yanett Hodgson, IBCLC   August is National Breastfeeding Month! Per the World Alliance for Breastfeeding Action, “Breastfeeding is key to sustainable development strategies post-pandemic, as it improves nutrition, ensures food security and reduces inequalities between and within countries”. Breastfeeding, …

“I’m gonna love you ‘til you love yourself”: Body Positive’s Felicia Lee-White on Leading Fitness with Grace

Body Positivity Houston TX

By Barrett White No matter why you’re on a health and fitness journey, Felicia Lee-White knows the real work is inside.   “I have a calendar with focus words in my gym,” says Felicia Lee-White, Wellness Manager of Legacy’s Body Positive program. “This month’s words are ‘Find It’. Find that it that keeps you going …

Today is National HIV Testing Day

HIV Testing Houston TX

By Barrett White You can observe the 27th annual Testing Day by knowing your own HIV status. Everybody has one, what’s yours?   National HIV Testing Day (NHTD) was first observed on June 27, 1995. This is a day to encourage people to get tested for HIV, know their status, and get linked to prevention, …

Understanding your poop doesn’t have to be messy business.

By Barrett White What does yours say about you? To find out, we had a little scat chat with a doctor.   Talking to your doctor about a sensitive topic like bowel movements can really stink. While we don’t think it’s fair to pooh-pooh your anxiety surrounding the topic as unfounded, we do want to …

What is “sleep hygiene” and why does it matter?

By Barrett White Paying attention to the quality and quantity of rest you get is a major key to good overall health.   Do you wake up each morning feeling exhausted, or have trouble falling asleep in the first place? There are plenty of reasons your sleep might be out of whack, but don’t worry …

Raising a teen: How can we meet their needs?

By Barrett White We remember our teen years: What did we need? How do we provide for those needs for our kids?   There is probably no other time in our lives wherein so much change takes place in such a limited amount of time. Puberty (and everything that entails); budding relationships; preparation for college, …