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Healthy Child, Healthy Future: Preventing Childhood Obesity

By Latisha Hull, MPH Candidate—Intern, Public Health Services September is National Childhood Obesity Awareness Month. Childhood obesity is often named one of the most serious health issues of the 21st century. Data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention found that nearly 1 in 5 school-aged children in the United States is obese. The …

Managing Irregular Menstrual Periods

By Carolina Boyd A woman’s menstrual period is an indicator of her health as well as any issues that may be going on in her body. Many women get their period on a regular monthly basis. However, it is not uncommon to develop irregular menstrual periods during the course of a woman’s life. A period …

How to be Present in your Child’s Life

By Dr. Teandra Gordon, LMFT-S, Clinical Director of School Based Behavioral Health What does it mean to be present in your child’s life? To each person or parent, it can mean something different. To most people, it means being fully engaged in the moment; not focusing on your phone or any other distraction. As parents, …

Legacy expands its comprehensive OB/GYN care

Doctor and female patient

Women face different health concerns as they go through the various stages of their lives. Legacy Community Health offers a comprehensive range of OB/GYN services to help women of any age with many of these issues. Legacy has added two new procedures to expand its services. The Loop Electrosurgical Excision Procedure (LEEP) and pelvic ultrasounds …

Getting your kids back to sleep for the new school year

By Carolina Boyd As the summer break winds down and kids are returning back to school, it is essential to make sure they are getting enough sleep. A good night’s sleep is crucial for the learning process. According to the American Academy of Pediatrics, children between the ages of 6 to 12 need between 9 …

Back-to-school vaccinations for your kids

The first day of school is fast approaching. Does your back-to-school checklist include getting your kids up to date on their immunizations?  As a parent, getting your children vaccinated in a timely manner helps to protect them, as well as the health of their classmates, friends, relatives and others in the community. Certain vaccination doses …

Breastfeeding Your Baby: Help is Available

By Carolina Boyd When Ashley Minkeu gave birth to her son almost seven years ago, she quickly realized she needed help breastfeeding her baby. “I had significant pain each time my son latched on, and since I didn’t know if he was receiving enough milk from me, compared to the formula he was initially drinking, …

Time to Schedule Your Child’s Back-To-School Checkup

The lazy days of summer will soon give way to the hustle and bustle of back-to-school. Before your child returns to class, now is a good time to bring him or her in for an annual wellness exam and/or sports physical. These back-to-school checkups are often the only time most children and teens visit their …

TasP v. PrEP – Utilizing the HIV prevention toolkit

People who are not considered “at risk” of contracting HIV may not be familiar with terms like TasP and PrEP – but these are invaluable tools in the fight to end HIV. Here’s what they are, and here’s how we use them. By Barrett White   Although there have been recent breakthroughs, there is no …

Surviving the Summer Heat When You are Pregnant

By Carolina Boyd Beating the summer heat is tough for all of us but it is difficult, and in some cases dangerous, for pregnant women. Pregnancy causes a woman’s body temperature to run slightly higher than normal, so the Texas heat is sure to make her feel extra uncomfortable. Overheating can lead to miscarriage during …