5th Ward / East End

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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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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Summer Heat english
12 June

Fun, Sun and the Heat: Protecting Your Kids this Summer

Category: Family Medicine, Pediatrics

By Carolina Boyd Hot weather and humid conditions can be hard on anybody, but they are especially tough for children.  Make sure to protect your kids from the heat as much as possible. Heat related illnesses happen when the body’s temperature gets too high.  Infants and children 4 years old and under are at greatest…

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Water Safety english
05 June

Summertime is water safety time

Category: Family Medicine, Pediatrics

By Carolina Boyd Summer time often means swim time for kids. The water brings a much-needed break from the heat, but it can also be a source of danger. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, drowning is the top cause of injury death in the United States among children ages 1 to…

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Pedi Vision English
29 May

Spotting vision issues in your child: it is not always clear

Category: Pediatrics, Vision Services

By Carolina Boyd Parents know to take their children to a doctor when they are ill or the dentist when they have a toothache; but it may be more difficult for them to know when it is time to see an eye doctor. Vision problems in kids are common. An estimated 10 percent of preschoolers…

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Food Allergies English
22 May

What to do if your child has a food allergy

Category: Family Medicine, Pediatrics

By Carolina Boyd Every three minutes, a food allergy reaction sends someone to the emergency room. Food allergies are one of the most common health conditions affecting children under the age of 17. According to the organization, Food Allergy Research and Education, one in thirteen children has some kind of food allergy. Food allergies are…

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Felicia Blog Picture
21 May

Lessons learned along the journey from discovery to recovery

Category: Adult Primary Care, Exercise, LGBT

Legacy Community Health’s Wellness Manager Felicia Lee-Sexton overcame a cocaine addiction to become a world-renowned fitness expert and award-winning body builder. Now she utilizes her experience to help Legacy patients with diabetes, eating disorders, HIV and gender care needs at our Body Positive Wellness Center—a free service for our patients. If you’re a Legacy patient…

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Newborn warning signs
15 May

Signs to look for after bringing your newborn home

Category: Family Medicine, Pediatrics

Your newborn baby is going through many changes as he or she gets used to life in the outside world. This adjustment almost always goes well, but there are certain warning signs you should watch for with newborns. Those can include: Not urinating (this can be hard to tell, especially with disposable diapers) No bowel…

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03 April

Maternal health in Harris County

Category: Diabetes, OB/GYN & Maternity

By Carolina Boyd The health of mothers and their children is a reflection of the overall health of a community. Despite the number of hospitals and medical facilities across Harris County, the incidence of maternal morbidity is high in our area. Maternal morbidity refers to the unexpected, and dangerous, life-threatening complications that arise from pregnancy,…

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