Tag Archives: Montrose

The impact of sleep issues on a woman’s health

By Carolina Boyd Sleepless nights are all too common for the estimated 40 million Americans who suffer from sleep disorders. It is an especially difficult situation for women who, according to the National Sleep Foundation, are more likely than men to struggle with sleep. Hormonal changes during menstrual cycles, pregnancy and menopause affect how well …

Invisible Women: A Legacy of Lesbian Health

By Barrett White Though lesbian women have largely the same health concerns as their heterosexual counterparts, there are notable differences in the communities which often go overlooked in mainstream health care.   In many ways, lesbian women have the same healthcare needs as any woman, regardless of sexuality; however, unlike straight women, they are at …

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, …

The HIV fight has changed. A new generation of activists is here.

By Barrett White One was an HIV activist at the height of the crisis. One continues the fight today, for a new generation. We sat down with both of them to discuss the role of the activist – then and now – and where the fight to end HIV is heading.   In the late …

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 …

The Houston Homeless Crisis: Legacy collecting donations throughout August

According to an annual census, the homeless population in Houston has dropped since 2011. For those still on the streets, collaborations between organizations like Legacy, The Montrose Center, and Healthcare for the Homeless are essential. By Barrett White   “Social determinants of health” might be a mouthful to say, but it’s a term we should …

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 …