Tag Archives: Pediatrics

Fifth Disease: What Parents Need to Know

By Ashley Cockrell, Nurse Practitioner School-Based Manager Rosy cheeks are often associated with young children. While it may be a common characteristic of kids at play, it is also a symptom of a viral infection known as fifth disease. It gets its unusual name because it is the fifth of the five viral rash diseases …

February is School-Based Health Care Month

Legacy clinics are co-located in 19 schools in the Houston region, serving hundreds of students across multiple service lines. By Barrett White   For working parents, the last thing you need is a sick child. You have to take time off work for the doctor appointment, you have to drop some money on the prescription… …

Teaching your child “I Am Enough”

By Dr. Teandra Gordon, LMFT-S, Senior Director of School-Based Behavioral Health “Am I enough? Do I matter?” These are the questions children ask when it comes to self-esteem. Is who I am enough to deserve love, success, life and joy? Believing “I am enough” is the foundation of life. A child’s answer to the question, …

Ear Infections: A Big Deal for Small Ears

by Dr. Jessica Brown MD, MPH Ear infections are one of the most common illnesses doctors treat in children, especially during the cold weather months. Ear infections are notorious for making little ones miserable, as well as their parents. Though most common between the ages of 6 and 24 months, older children, as well as …

Teaching your children personal hygiene skills

By Dr. Tamisha Jones, Medical Director of Pediatrics The winter months are often synonymous with the cold and flu season. Teaching your children personal hygiene will help them to stay healthy as well as ward off illnesses this time of year.  It’s never too early to begin teaching your little ones the importance of good …

New Legacy Southwest Clinic Is Open for Business!

After a media preview on December 12, the new Legacy Southwest opened its doors to the public on Sunday the 15th. By Barrett White   The new Legacy Southwest (LSW), located at the same address of 6441 High Star Drive, is a 33,000 square-foot state-of-the-art clinic, bringing new space and a breath of fresh air …

RSV: What to do when it is more than just a cold

By Carolina Boyd This time of year, parents know to be on alert for the cold virus or the flu. However, there is another health issue that should not be overlooked—respiratory syncytial virus (RSV). This childhood virus can cause mild, cold-like symptoms, as well as infections of the lungs and respiratory tract. RSV season varies …

Shining the spotlight on Preterm Labor: National Prematurity Awareness Month

By Carolina Boyd Pregnancy is a time of joy for many expectant moms. But for those who experience complications during pregnancy, it can lead to the heartache of preterm labor. November is National Prematurity Awareness Month, a time to focus on this maternal and infant health crisis. According to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), one …

What you can do if your child is not talking yet

By Dr. Larry Caesar, Pediatrician Hearing your baby say “mama” or “dada” for the first time is a highly anticipated moment for you as parents.  Prior to this, your baby has used crying, cooing and babbling to get your attention and for social interaction.  Having a baby or toddler who does not talk as anticipated …

Coming up with a Pre-Pregnancy Plan

By Carolina Boyd If you have decided you are ready to start a family or if you are still thinking about one day becoming a mom, it is not too soon to start planning for pregnancy. Focusing on your health before you conceive will increase your chances of having a healthy baby. It is important …