One of Legacy’s pregnant patients speaks with NBC about Zika fears and precautions.
Three additional patients, pregnant moms, are testing positive for the mosquito-borne Zika virus.
Summer is in full swing and it’s important to remember how sensitive we are to sunlight and extreme heat. Practice the below recommendations to ensure you are protecting yourself appropriately.
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.
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.
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.
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 …
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 …
Treating the Latino community can pose a unique challenge. Taking their beliefs, values and cultural differences into account can help ensure proper care.