One out of every 200 persons in Houston reports living with HIV, according to the Houston Health Department. The disease has reached epidemic levels in Houston, hitting certain zip codes hard.
“We’re constantly looking for ways to improve our patients’ health outcomes, not because it’s a policy mandate, but because it’s the right thing to do for our patients.” – Dr. Ann Barnes
The United States Conference on AIDS (USCA), which just convened on September 7, was an informative event, once again this year. Expected changes in the Affordable Care Act, proposed cuts to Medicaid and health care delivery were some of the key issues of discussion.
September is childhood obesity month. And although the month is coming to a close, preventing childhood obesity is still a health-care priority.
This week, Texas Medical Center released results of their “Nation’s Pulse” health care survey, which showed most consumers feel health insurance is important yet too expensive.
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.
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.
“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.”
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.
Follow this check list to make sure you stay healthy in the storm.