January is Glaucoma Awareness Month

By Carolina Boyd, Communications Associate Glaucoma is often called the “silent thief of sight.” That is because it can slowly steal a person’s vision without warning. Each year, the month of January is set aside to bring awareness of this debilitating eye condition that affects more than three million Americans and another 60 million worldwide. …

We asked a recovery expert how to successfully navigate Dry January. Here’s what we learned.

By Barrett White Susie Loredo, LCSW is a sought-after addiction recovery social worker with Legacy Community Health.   The origins of Dry January are unclear – some recognize that the Swiss government suggested a version of it in 1942 as part of the war effort – while others recognize Dry January as a much more …

January is Cervical Cancer Awareness Month

By Dr. Rachel Robinson, Medical Director OB/GYN Updated: Jan. 12, 2022 January is National Cervical Cancer Awareness Month, an observance created to raise awareness about the role regular screenings play in cervical health. According to the American Cancer Society, an estimated 14,480 new cervical cancer cases were diagnosed in the United States in 2021 with …

Designing a Health Resolution That’s Actually Good for You

By Barrett White How setting expectations, knowing your body, and uplifting yourself can help you achieve your goals.   Who among us feels defeated when we see a football player, model, or actor on the cover of a health and fitness magazine? I know I do. It’s easy to respect the work these individuals put …

The Connection Between Headaches and Your Period

By Carolina Boyd, Communications Associate Monthly menstrual cycles brings about many hormonal changes and for many those changes include headaches. While some experience mild headaches others can suffer debilitating migraines. Hormonal headaches occur at other times in life, including perimenopause and menopause. However, during a menstrual cycle, the body’s level of estrogen and progesterone rise …

The Omicron Variant and What You Need to Know

By Carolina Boyd, Communications Associate A new year is upon us but the COVID-19 worries that marked 2020 and 2021 continue to impact the United States, as well as the greater Houston area. That is because of omicron, a newer variant of SARS-COv-2 that was first reported to the World Health Organization (WHO) in November …

Staying Safe and Healthy for a Happy Holiday Season

By Carolina Boyd, Communications Associate The holiday season is well upon us. While it is often referred to as the “most wonderful time of the year,” it can be a risky time as well, especially as the world marks another holiday season inside the COVID-19 pandemic. Even before the global threat of COVID, the holidays …

Washing up for National Handwashing Awareness Week

By Carolina Boyd, Communications Associate Since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, we have been washing our hands more than ever.  This time of year is another reminder of why it is so important to wash up. That’s because Dec. 1-7, 2021 has been designated National Handwashing Awareness Week. According to the U.S. Centers for …

Today is World AIDS Day

By Barrett White   Forty years ago, the collaborative fight to end the HIV/AIDS pandemic began. This year, Legacy Community Health is joining Harris County Public Health, the Houston Health Department, the Montrose Center, and other organizations to pay tribute to those we have lost, acknowledge the hard work and innovation of many, and celebrate …

November Marks National Diabetes Awareness Month

By Ileana Martinez, Registered Dietitian November is National Diabetes Awareness Month. This month, people from all over the world come together to bring awareness to all types of diabetes including: Type 1 diabetes, Type 2 diabetes, gestational diabetes, latent-autoimmune diabetes in Adults (LADA) and prediabetes. Diabetes is one of the leading causes of disability and …