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6 Ways to Protect Your Health after Harvey

Repairing your home and returning to your normal routine can place a toll on your body and mind. To stay healthy after Harvey, Dr. Ann Barnes, Legacy Community Health’s chief medical officer, offers the following tips.

Houston’s Health Care Heroes During Harvey

Houston Health Care Harvey Heroes

In the midst of Harvey, one of the worst disasters in U.S. history, Houston’s medical community rose above the storm to bring healing. It’s not surprising since Houston is home to the largest medical center in the world, the Texas Medical Center — world renowned for its superior patient care.

HIV-Related Services Following Hurricane Harvey

Hurricane Harvey Relief

“If you have lost your HIV meds in the flood, we’re here to help you,” said Legacy’s Dr. Natalie Vanek. “What’s vital is you stay in treatment, even during this difficult time. We’re open and here to help you.”

Psychological Impact Following Hurricane Harvey

Hurricane Harvey Relief

Natural disasters like Hurricane Harvey can lead to significant stress and anxiety. Many of us will experience a wide range of emotions, whether we’re directly impacted by the loss of a loved one or a home, or indirectly by experiencing such a tragedy hitting our great city.

American Cancer Society presents distinguished award to Legacy, a “pillar of the community”

Legacy and the American Cancer Society came together three years ago to begin a cancer prevention initiative, which helped cover the cost of a simple and inexpensive colorectal test -named FIT, which can be easily done at home – for uninsured Legacy patients. In addition, we dedicated resources to prevention coordinators who personally and continuously communicated with patients.

Watch “The Legacy Story”

Legacy has transformed from the little-clinic-that-could of the 1980s into an entire community health system, today made up of 29 locations, across Southeast Texas. While growth is good, we are just trying to keep up with the unfortunate – and growing – demand for high-quality, affordable health care. Watch the new video.

Legislative Update: Health care bill, maternal mortality, bathrooms

Legacy’s mission is providing healthy change in diverse communities across Southeast Texas – both inside and outside the exam room. As part of that outside strategy, we care about legislative issues that impact the patients and broader communities we serve. Here are three policy areas we’ll be monitoring and engaging in over the coming weeks.

Senate vote on health care bill postponed. But Harris County health care costs still projected to increase under current proposal.

In a new report on the Senate health care proposal, the Kaiser Family Foundation estimates insurance premiums could increase up to 240 percent for some Southeast Texans on marketplace plans.