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Breastfeeding benefits both mom and baby

As seen in the Odessa American “Medical Matters”. by Dr. Avelino Garcia Breastfeeding is a fantastic bonding experience that benefits both mom and baby. There are many reasons that breastfeeding is so beneficial. If it is possible, it is encouraged to breastfeed for at least the first six months of life. Most healthy infants are […]


by Dr. Krystal Murphy Perimenopause and Menopause are natural events. However, the body undergoes some major changes during this time. Menopause is the time in a woman’s life when she naturally stops having menstrual cycles. This signals the end of her reproductive years. The time leading up to menopause is called perimenopause. These changes may […]

Why Gynecological exams are necessary over the age of 50

As seen in the Odessa American “Medical Matters”. by Dr. Avelino Garcia Many women feel that there is no longer a need for a gynecologist after childbearing. For women over the age of 50, yearly exams are encouraged and very important. Even if a yearly pap smears are not needed, pelvic and breast exams can […]

Singing the Blues

Singing the Blues by Dr. Krystal Murphy Postpartum Blues or Baby Blues is a form of mild depression that generally starts 2-3 days after the birth of a child and should be taken very seriously.  Sometimes the signs are subtle, but the effects it can have on the new family are very real. Although lack […]

Eating for Two?

Eating for Two? by Dr. Avelino Garcia (As seen in the Odessa American “Medical Matters”.) Good nutrition is vital for a healthy pregnancy. Between fatigue and pregnancy cravings, it can seem difficult to keep healthy eating habits. Planning healthy meals and staying physically active can help. Eating five or six small meals daily, rather than […]


Infertility by Krystal Murphy, M.D. Twenty years ago, infertility was a very taboo subject. It was not something you discussed with your friends, and in some cases, even your family. Even today, infertility is a subject that many women do not discuss openly. For many women, the ability to bear children is an important aspect […]


Osteoporosis by Dr. Raymond Martinez One very important aspect of Women’s Health is bone health. Having a healthy bone structure is vital for women of all ages. Calcium and Vitamin D intake is essential to maintaining strong bones. Weight-bearing activity can also help keep bones and the surrounding muscles strong. As women age, some changes […]

Smoking during Pregnancy – It is possible to quit smoking!

Smoking during Pregnancy – It is possible to quit smoking! by Dr. Antonio Chavez At ProCare Women’s Clinic, we want your pregnancy to be as healthy as possible. A healthy pregnancy includes good diet, exercise and staying away from things that can be harmful to your body. This includes tobacco use. Everyone knows that smoking […]