Tag Archives: Pediatrics

National Infant Immunization Week 2021

By Carolina Boyd, Communications Associate As COVID-19 pandemic restrictions loosen across the country, it is important to continue to vaccinate your children. National Infant Immunization Week is April 24- May 1, 2021. This yearly observance highlights the importance of protecting children, two years and younger, from vaccine preventable diseases. Vaccines have drastically reduced infant deaths …

Uniting Together For World Autism Awareness Day

By Carolina Boyd, Communications Associate Every year April 2 marks a day in which the world unites in one common goal—to raise awareness about autism spectrum disorders (ASD).  The United Nations created World Autism Awareness Day in 2007 as a way to advocate for the rights of those living with autism. ASD refers to a …

National Teen Dating Violence Awareness and Prevention Month

By Carrie Hendrix, Director of Social Services February is National Teen Dating Violence Awareness and Prevention Month, an observance created to help break the cycle of violence in teenagers. .According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), 1 in 3 adolescents will experience some form of abuse in an intimate relationship before they …

Tracking your child’s development: What does it all mean?

By Dr. Tamisha Jones, Medical Director of Pediatrics From the moment your baby is born, you are closely watching him or her for every possible milestone. Is my son the right weight for his age? Why is my daughter’s head so big? Many parents can’t help but compare their little one’s growth and progress to …

Legacy’s Little Readers Receives Hefty Donation from Ford

Ford Motor Company donated 1,500 children’s books to Legacy’s childhood literacy program. By Barrett White   Ford Motor Company committed to helping Legacy drive health change on Monday, December 7. The auto industry giant stopped by three Legacy locations over the course of the day to drop off their hefty donations totaling 1,500 books for …

Legacy Survey Finds Children Missing Well Child Check-Ups and Vaccinations Due to COVID19

HOUSTON (June 29, 2020) – Legacy Community Health conducted an online survey among parents and guardians of pediatric patients between 04/27/2020 and 05/15/2020 following Harris County’s stay-at-home orders during the COVID-19 pandemic. The survey was provided in English and Spanish to help understand potential barriers to care imposed by the COVID-19 pandemic and the stay-at-home …

Vitamin D and Newborns: Is your Baby Getting Enough?

By Ashley Cockrell, Nurse Practitioner School-Based Manager Is your baby getting enough vitamin D? It is a question that may take new parents by surprise when asked by their baby’s pediatrician. New moms are encouraged to breastfeed their babies for at least the first six months of life. While breast milk is considered the perfect …

Multi-symptom Inflammatory Syndrome: What Parents Need to Know

Young child in ICU

Updated August, 10, 2020 By Dr. Tamisha Jones, Medical Director—Pediatrics As the world continues to deal with the effects of the COVID-19 virus, there is a rare but alarming condition related to the virus that has raised concerns for both parents and doctors.  It is called multi-symptom inflammatory syndrome in children (MIS-C) and can affect …

How to help your child feel more comfortable wearing a face mask

By Carolina Boyd, Communications Associate As cases of the coronavirus continues to surge in the Houston area, as well as the state of Texas, many of us are being asked to wear face masks every time we go out in public. That recommendation applies to children over the age of two. It can be very …

Is it safe to immunize my baby during the COVID-19 pandemic?

By Carolina Boyd, Communications Associate During this time in which we are all focused on COVID-19 concerns, many parents are wondering if they should still vaccinate their babies.  It’s an important question as the United States observes National Infant Immunization Week (April 25-May 2, 2020). The yearly observance highlights the importance of protecting children two …