Tag Archives: Alief

Men’s Health Week 2021: Encouraging Men to Take Charge of their Health

By Carolina Boyd, Communications Associate Father’s Day will soon be here; making this occasion a good time to remind the men in your to life to focus on their health. June 14-20, 2021 has been designated Men’s Health Week. This yearly observance helps to bring awareness about preventable health issues while encouraging early detection and …

40 Years: Taking Pride in a Legacy of Service to the LGBTQ+ Community

This Pride month, Legacy looks back at its history, community service, and a legacy of caring for the LGBTQ+ community By Barrett White This year marks 40 years of Legacy Community Health, formerly known as the Montrose Clinic. In those 40 years, Legacy and the surrounding communities have grown immensely. What began as a small, …

May is Mental Health Awareness Month

By Carolina Boyd, Communications Associate May is Mental Health Awareness Month. Observed since 1949, the event helps to promote mental health education and support with the goal of decreasing the stigma that is so often associated with mental illness. The COVID-19 pandemic has taken a toll on the mental health of many Americans. With the …

National Women’s Health Week: BRCA Testing

By Carolina Boyd, Communications Associate May 9-5, 2021 marks National Women’s Health Week and it is a good reminder to women of all ages that you are never too old or too young to start taking control of your overall health. That can include many things like maintaining a healthy diet, watching your weight, getting …

Healthy Vision Month: Eye Strain and the COVID-19 Pandemic

By Dr. Jerson Desiderio, Optometrist If you find yourself rubbing your eyes more than usual these days, you are not alone. The COVID-19 pandemic has changed many aspects of our lives, including our eye health.  Long hours spent in virtual meetings or online schooling has increased reports of eyestrain and it is taking a toll …

National Infant Immunization Week 2021

By Carolina Boyd, Communications Associate As COVID-19 pandemic restrictions loosen across the country, it is important to continue to vaccinate your children. National Infant Immunization Week is April 24- May 1, 2021. This yearly observance highlights the importance of protecting children, two years and younger, from vaccine preventable diseases. Vaccines have drastically reduced infant deaths …

Pregnancy and Intimate Partner Violence

By Carolina Boyd, Communications Associate Pregnancy is often thought of as a joyous time in the life of a family—the addition of a new member bringing happiness and anticipation. However, this is not always the case. The reality is very different for those who experience intimate partner violence (IPV) during pregnancy. According to the Centers …

Celebrating Registered Dietitian Nutritionist Day

By Rita Zapien, Registered Dietitian Looking for guidance when it comes to your diet?  Help may be as close as your nearest registered dietitian. Wednesday, March 10, 2021 is Registered Dietitian Nutritionist (RDN) Day. The Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics created this day to celebrate the work that registered dietitian nutritionists do to improve the …

National Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month

By Carolina Boyd, Communications Associate March is National Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month. According to the American Cancer Society, an estimated 52,980 people will die this year in the United States from colorectal cancer. Colorectal cancer often starts as abnormal tissue growth, or a polyp, within the lining of the colon or rectum. If left untreated …

National Teen Dating Violence Awareness and Prevention Month

By Carrie Hendrix, Director of Social Services February is National Teen Dating Violence Awareness and Prevention Month, an observance created to help break the cycle of violence in teenagers. .According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), 1 in 3 adolescents will experience some form of abuse in an intimate relationship before they …