Tag Archives: Alief

Legacy Patient Worried about Zika Virus

One of Legacy’s pregnant patients speaks with NBC about Zika fears and precautions.

Amid Congressional Inaction, Legacy Confirms More Patients Testing Positive for Zika Virus

Three additional patients, pregnant moms, are testing positive for the mosquito-borne Zika virus.

Healthy Lifestyles Pilot Program

Recently, The Legacy Community Health Bissonnet clinic completed a three-month Healthy Lifestyles pilot program for children, a first of its kind at Legacy. The goal of the program was to educate families of our young at-risk patients about the disease process of obesity and how to make sustainable changes in their nutritional behaviors and physical activity.

What do We do after Mass Violence

After the recent mass shooting, we all have probably experienced a lot of strong emotions. An important point to remember after events like this is that any emotion is valid, there is NO right or wrong way to feel. Common reactions can include having a sense of shock, experiencing sadness, grief, outrage, anger, anxiety and fear, helplessness (especially concern that it can happen anywhere to anyone), numbness, and many other emotions. Adults and children alike can exhibit trouble sleeping, poor appetite (or overeating to soothe themselves), difficulty concentrating, or having trouble with organization and memory.

Texas Veterans Still Not Getting the Health Care They Need

As we honor the fallen this Memorial Day weekend, it’s also a time to recommit to providing proper health care to veterans. Many veterans are not receiving the care they need in a timely manner in the VA health system. Community health centers like Legacy are ready and willing to provide high-quality care to them and their families.

The Pulse: State of the Galveston Bay; HIV Advocacy and Bernie Sanders

This week on The Pulse, Legacy Public Affairs Specialist Venita Ray discusses expectations for an upcoming meeting with Democratic hopeful Bernie Sanders and other HIV advocates. Venita also provides some insight into a similar meeting recently held with Hillary Clinton. Heather Schiappa of the Galveston Bay Foundation reports on the “State of the Bay.” Is Galveston Bay …

LA Times Article on National Zika Response Raises Concerns for Houston

By Kevin Nix, Sr. Director of Communications The LA Times published an article “Zika’s coming, and there’s not enough money for another health emergency” yesterday highlighting the growing concern around Zika. The piece looks at where the preparedness response toward the virus seems to stand in Houston. From the Times: “‘It feels like we are not …