Shining the spotlight on Preterm Labor: National Prematurity Awareness Month

By Carolina Boyd Pregnancy is a time of joy for many expectant moms. But for those who experience complications during pregnancy, it can lead to the heartache of preterm labor. November is National Prematurity Awareness Month, a time to focus on this maternal and infant health crisis. According to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), one …

Legacy Honors Transgender Day of Remembrance

November 13 through November 19 is Transgender Awareness Week, followed by Transgender Day of Remembrance on November 20. During this time, Legacy honors the transgender community who have helped pave the way for LGBTQ+ equality. By Barrett White   The LGBTQ+ community has seen much progress over the last 50 years. Individuals identifying as lesbian, …

One Month Left: Are you enrolled for Obamacare 2020?

Enrollment for 2020 runs from November 1, 2019 until December 15, 2019. By Barrett White   Have you enrolled for health insurance made possible by the Affordable Care Act, also known as Obamacare? The marketplace enrollment began on November 1 and will work like it has in previous years. The period will be 45 days, …

Getting ready for this year’s flu season

By Carolina Boyd If you’ve been to the doctor lately, chances are your health care provider has asked if you’ve gotten a flu shot yet. There is good reason for that. The flu virus is most active during the fall and winter months. Flu season usually begins in October and peaks between December and February, …

What to expect during Perimenopause

By Carolina Boyd Women know that at some point in their lives their menstrual periods will come to an end. This is known as menopause and it marks the end of a woman’s reproductive years. However, there is another transitional time—leading up to menopause—called perimenopause that will bring rapid changes to their bodies. On average, …

What you can do if your child is not talking yet

By Dr. Larry Caesar, Pediatrician Hearing your baby say “mama” or “dada” for the first time is a highly anticipated moment for you as parents.  Prior to this, your baby has used crying, cooing and babbling to get your attention and for social interaction.  Having a baby or toddler who does not talk as anticipated …

Legacy Recognizes National Domestic Violence Awareness Month

October marks National Domestic Violence Awareness Month. We take this time to celebrate survivors, remember victims, and educate ourselves on this important issue. By Kristy Miller, Clinical Social Worker   The numbers speak for themselves: On average, nearly 20 people per minute are physically abused by an intimate partner in the United States. During one …

With Legacy’s ‘Best Pharmacy’ Win, We Celebrate PrEP

Legacy Community Health thanks OutSmart Magazine for our 2019 Gayest and Greatest Awards for Best Pharmacy and Best Community Health Services Provider. By Barrett White   The staff at Legacy Community Health could not be more excited over OutSmart Magazine’s acknowledgement of our pharmacy. To celebrate our Gayest and Greatest Award, we would like to …

Coming up with a Pre-Pregnancy Plan

By Carolina Boyd If you have decided you are ready to start a family or if you are still thinking about one day becoming a mom, it is not too soon to start planning for pregnancy. Focusing on your health before you conceive will increase your chances of having a healthy baby. It is important …

How to keep your little ghosts and goblins safe this Halloween

By Carolina Boyd Halloween is one of the most fun times of the year for children.  From candy to costumes to trick-or-treating, there is a lot to entertain but also possibly harm your little ghosts and goblins. But don’t fright, there are plenty of things parents can do to keep this holiday from becoming a …