Pelvic Inflammatory Disease: When Cramps Signal a Bigger Problem

By Dr. Wendi Monthy, Medical Director of OB/GYN It is not uncommon for women to experience pelvic pain during their lifetime. Sometimes it can be as common as menstrual cramps, but it can also be as serious as pelvic inflammatory disease (PID); an infection of a woman’s reproductive organs. PID is often a complication of …

Legacy Honors the 21st Annual Black HIV Awareness Day

The day is observed annually on February 7. This year’s theme is, “We’re in this together.” By Barrett White   In Harris County, nearly half of all people living with HIV are Black. Meanwhile, the Black community only makes up less than 20% of the population of Harris County. The importance of equitable HIV outreach …

National Wear Red Day: One Woman’s Journey from Cardiac Arrest

By Carolina Boyd Friday is National Wear Red Day at Legacy Community Health. It’s likely you will see many others wearing red today to support and raise awareness for women’s heart health.  For Legacy’s Revenue Cycle Management Director Devona Jackson, every day is a chance to raise awareness about cardiovascular disease. On May 31, 2018, …

Connecting Communities to Care: Representing Legacy at UH Health Conference

Felicia Latson, LCSW-S, center, discusses social determinants of health with other panel members at University of Houston’s first Health: A Call to Action conference on January 31, 2020. By Barrett White   In the midst of campus buzz, the University of Houston held their first-ever community health conference, titled Health: A Call to Action. The …

More than Valentines: February and Women’s Heart Health

By Dr. Patricia Hayes, Medical Director of Family Practice February is a month dedicated to hearts. Part of that is because of Valentine’s Day, but February is also known as Heart Health Month. Heart disease is often thought of as a man’s disease, yet nearly as many women as men die every year from heart …

Ear Infections: A Big Deal for Small Ears

by Dr. Jessica Brown MD, MPH Ear infections are one of the most common illnesses doctors treat in children. Ear infections are notorious for making little ones miserable, as well as their parents. Though most common between the ages of 6 and 24 months, older children, as well as adults, can come down with an …

Novel Coronavirus: What You Need to Know

The virus is related to the MERS and SARS viruses, but is thought to be a new strain. By Barrett White   To begin, the situation is not cause for a panic. While there is no vaccine for this new strain of virus, the symptoms are not thought to be deadly if treated early. What …

Legacy’s Patient Story Program Comes to Baytown

If you are a Legacy patient at our Baytown clinic, we want to hear from you. On Saturday, February 15, 2020, Legacy will host its Patient Story Program at our Baytown Clinic, providing patients with FREE family photos, or business head shots, as a “thank you” for sharing your Legacy success story. At Legacy, we …

Cervical Health Awareness Month and the Importance of Regular Screenings

By Dr. Wendi Monthy, Legacy Medical Director of OB/GYN Every year almost 13,000 women in the United States are diagnosed with cervical cancer. January has been designated Cervical Health Awareness Month by Congress to raise awareness about the role regular screenings play in cervical health. Cervical cancer used to be one of the most common …

Understanding Medicine Management

Medications are a part of ageing. But management of medications doesn’t have to be complicated or intimidating. By Barrett White   Medication management is the practice of properly administering medications to a patient or to oneself. In some instances, a caregiver will administer medications to a patient or a resident in a senior living facility. …