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 […]

PERIMENOPAUSE

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 […]