Tag Archives: adult medicine

Do you need both a physical and a well woman exam?

Did you know that while there is some overlap, both exams are crucial for your overall health. By Barrett White We’ve all heard that annual check-ups are important, but we often don’t know which services to pursue when we book that appointment. Often when a woman requests an annual exam, she might be booked for …

The Rise of Maternity Deserts in Texas

Maternity Deserts Texas

The existence of maternity deserts has grown at an alarming rate. How do we close this maternal health gap for a better tomorrow? by Dr. Cynthia Roland and Ashley Guidry, Communications Associate According to the March of Dimes, two million individuals across the country live in areas without access to birthing facilities. “I believe this is the …

Can your morning brew harm your teeth?

There’s no need to ditch your morning coffee, but how you drink it could affect the health of those pearly whites. By Barrett White A short, snappy video recently went viral on TikTok, where a dentist describes how sipping on your coffee throughout the morning can be bad for your teeth. The dentist in the …

Discover S.H.E. Ready Empowering Black Women’s Sexual Health

In honor of Sexual Health Awareness Month, join us as we shed light on a pressing concern. In 2021, black women experienced new HIV diagnoses at rates five times higher than Hispanic women and ten times higher than white women. In collaboration with the Texas Black Women’s Initiative (TxBWI), Legacy Community Health has developed the …

Addressing the Rise of Fentanyl Overdoses

Fentanyl Overdoses Houston

“Be realistic with family members about how easy it is to overdose. Have a calm, direct conversation and listen without judgment,” says Kenicia Curry, Clinical Pharmacy Specialist at Legacy Community Health. By Kenicia Curry and Neha Agrawal, Clinical Pharmacy Specialists and Ashley Guidry, Communications Associate Over the past four years, fentanyl-related deaths in Texas have …

Caught the Travel Bug?

Several malaria cases have popped up in the southern United States. Learn more on how you can protect loved ones against these travel-related infections. Dr. Satish Mocherla and Ashley Guidry Infectious diseases develop when bacteria, parasites or viruses enter your body and multiply. From there infections form and disease develops when the cells in your …

What is causing the dramatic syphilis rise in Houston?

Dr. Rubina Joseph did an excellent job on her first live TV interview sharing her expertise on the rise in STD cases. Call (832) 548-5000 to get tested!

Welcome to AmeriCorps!

Since the 1960s, AmeriCorps has dedicated their resources to underserved communities. Once known as the Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS), AmeriCorps received its name in 1993. AmeriCorps specializes in bringing diverse Americans together to help those in need. Focusing on senior care, taking care of the environment, and protecting the rights of people. …

When the Sun Brings SADness

Feeling SAD this summer? Allow us to shed some light on this lesser-known disorder. by Ashley Guidry Seasonal affective disorder (SAD) is a major depressive disorder, mania or hypomania with a seasonal pattern. Regular depression affects 1 in 5 American citizens. SAD, however, on a much smaller scale affects about 5 percent of adults. It …

Sickle Cell Awareness

Monday, June 19th was Sickle Cell Awareness Day. Take the time to learn more about this blood disorder and how it affects people in their day-to-day life. by Ashley Guidry According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), sickle cell disease affects approximately 100,000 Americans. Sickle cell disease (SCD) is a genetic condition …