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16 July

Surviving the Summer Heat When You are Pregnant

Category: OB/GYN & Maternity

By Carolina Boyd Beating the summer heat is tough for all of us but it is difficult, and in some cases dangerous, for pregnant women. Pregnancy causes a woman’s body temperature to run slightly higher than normal, so the Texas heat is sure to make her feel extra uncomfortable. Overheating can lead to miscarriage during…

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10 July

Stop Your Children’s Summer Brain Drain

Category: Pediatrics

By Carolina Boyd The summer months are a welcome break from school for a lot of kids. For many of them, it’s also a break from learning. Studies have found that many children and teens—regardless of family income or background—lose between two to three months of math and reading skills over the summer break. Known…

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08 July

Disparity, Dysphoria, and Deadnaming: Addressing the Health Care Gap for Trans Men

Category: Gender Health, LGBT, OB/GYN & Maternity

According to a study published in the Journal of General Internal Medicine, only 29 percent of providers were comfortable providing a cervical cancer screening to a transgender man. Eleven percent flat-out refused. Legacy aims to tackle the disparity. By Barrett White   Accessing health care can sometimes feel like an uphill battle regardless of who…

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physical activity kids english
03 July

Physical activity: why it’s important to get your kids moving more

Category: Exercise, Pediatrics

By  Carolina Boyd Texas children are falling behind when it comes to physical activity. A recent report by U.S. Department of Health and Human Services recommends 60 minutes or more of daily moderate-to-vigorous physical activity for young people between the ages of 6-to-17. Unfortunately, 78.4% of Texas’ youths are not meeting that guideline. Childhood and…

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27 June

Today is National HIV Testing Day. Do you know your status?

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

Eliminating the stigma begins with knowing your status. By Barrett White   Today, health care providers throughout the nation are highlighting the importance of HIV prevention and the end of HIV stigma. On average, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimates there are nearly 40,000 new HIV transmissions every year, with the highest rates…

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Postpartum changes English
26 June

What your body can expect after having a baby

Category: OB/GYN & Maternity

Pregnancy brings tremendous change to your life, but those changes do not stop after delivery. Your body continues to change in the first weeks and months after you give birth. Here are some things you can expect. Abdomen  Your abdomen (belly) may still look pregnant for a few weeks. In the first few days, you…

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summer bugs english
19 June

Don’t let bug bites ruin your kids’ summer fun

Category: Family Medicine, Pediatrics

By Carolina Boyd School is out and kids are spending more time outside.  However, they aren’t the only ones who like this time of year. Bugs love the warm weather too. Children can be stung or bitten by a wide variety of insects like mosquitoes, fleas, bees, horseflies or ants. Although stings are unpleasant and…

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18 June

Build Your Body: Legacy’s Felicia Lee-Sexton on Building Confidence

Category: Adult Primary Care, Advocacy, Exercise, LGBT, Uncategorized

People living with HIV may find it difficult to keep muscle mass. Transgender individuals often look to build a physique to match their gender. Enter Legacy’s Body Positive program. By Barrett White   For those living with HIV and struggling with wasting, or those in transition who are looking to form their bodies to match…

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13 June

Legacy Connecting Fifth Ward Community with Care at June 15th Health Fest

Category: Adult Primary Care, Community Engagement, Family Medicine, Geriatrics, OB/GYN & Maternity, Pediatrics

Houston’s historic Fifth Ward neighborhood will be the hot spot for the upcoming Legacy Community Health Fest, an event that will focus on the importance of health care in this traditionally underserved community.  The free community-wide event features Keisha Nicole and the 97.9 The Box Team, and a special performance by the Atherton Elementary Drumline….

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12 June

Houston and Beaumont Celebrate 50 Years of the Modern LGBTQ Movement

Category: Advocacy, Community Engagement, LGBT, Public Affairs

It’s been 50 years since the birth of the modern LGBTQ liberation movement. How two cities—one that has celebrated Pride for five years, and one for over forty—are showing up for equality. By Barrett White   Incredibly, it’s been 50 years since the modern movement toward LGBTQ rights was kicked off at the Stonewall Inn…

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