21 March

Lack of affordable housing hurting health of Texas children

Category: Advocacy, Health News

By Jenny Deam, Houston Chronicle Reporter A majority of poor children in Texas live in families where more than half of the household income goes to housing, straining budgets and creating a ripple effect that ultimately damages their health, a new national study found. This often unseen poverty has far-reaching and interconnected consequences as families…

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21 March

Warmer spring months can trigger eczema flare-ups

Category: Adult Primary Care, Family Medicine, Pediatrics

By Carolina Boyd It is officially spring! Warmer temperatures and flowers in bloom across Texas are certainly welcome. However, this time of year can create dread for those who suffer from eczema. Eczema is an inflamed, itchy, red skin rash that tends to occur on the inner part of the elbows, behind the knees, back…

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20 March

Dental sealants can protect your children’s teeth

Category: Dental Care, Pediatrics

By Carolina Boyd Tooth decay is the leading chronic illness among school-age children in Texas. According to the Texas Health Institute, nearly 6 out of 10 Texas children have a history of dental decay and more than 25 percent have untreated decay. Brushing and flossing are the best ways to help prevent cavities, but it…

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15 March

Even though two people have been recently declared in remission of HIV, there is no cure. Yet.

Category: HIV/STD Screening & Treatment, LGBT, Public Health

By Barrett White Last week, two people living with HIV went into long-term remission following a bone marrow transplant. Long-term remission means that they have not been completely cured of the virus, but there is a very little chance that it will come back. The patients’ bone marrow transplants were intended to treat cancer diagnoses,…

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15 March

Springtime could mean spring allergies for your child

Category: Family Medicine, Pediatrics

By Carolina Boyd That yellow pollen on your car is one of the first signs that spring has sprung in the Houston area. This time of the year also means the start of spring allergy season for your little ones. The symptoms are hard to miss in your child: runny nose, sneezing, congestion, coughing, itchy…

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13 March

Breastfeeding Your Baby: Frequently Asked Questions

Category: OB/GYN & Maternity

When you are a new mom, breastfeeding can bring its share of questions. We are answering five of the most common breastfeeding questions that come up. How long should I breastfeed my baby? The American Academy of Pediatrics recommends breastfeeding exclusively for the first six months of a baby’s life. You should then continue breastfeeding…

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07 March

Tackling childhood obesity in the Houston area

Category: Exercise, Pediatrics

By Carolina Boyd Childhood obesity is one of the more pressing health concerns facing the Houston and Harris County area. According to the Houston Department of Health and Human Services, thirty-four percent of Houston’s children (age 12 and over) are overweight or obese. The problem is often rooted in the lifestyles of families. Poor food…

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06 March

Healthy Eating During Pregnancy

Category: OB/GYN & Maternity

By Sean Barrett, Registered Dietitian If you’re pregnant, “eating for two” doesn’t mean eating more than necessary, what matters is if the food is healthy. The caloric needs of an expecting mom will change throughout her pregnancy. Extra calories are not required during a woman’s first trimester. During the second trimester, only an additional 340…

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01 March

Legacy’s Little Readers to Celebrate Dr. Seuss’ 115th Birthday with Read Across America

Category: Pediatrics, Public Health

By Barrett White On March 1, Legacy’s Little Readers program will participate in Read Across America Day from 10AM to 12PM. Across ten of Legacy’s Houston-area clinics, volunteers will read to Legacy’s pediatric patients and promote the culture of reading among families and community. Legacy expects to provide more than 900 children with books and…

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27 February

Dealing with a Urinary Tract Infection

Category: Adult Primary Care, Family Medicine, OB/GYN & Maternity

By Carolina Boyd Every year urinary tract infections (UTIs) lead to more than 8 million visits to health care providers in the United States.  For women, the chance of developing a UTI is especially high.  Women have shorter urethras, which allow bacteria quick access to the bladder, causing an infection. To identify a UTI, keep…

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