Author Archive: Dr. Gerald Deas

Gerald W. Deas, MD, MPH, MA is a physician, poet, patient advocate, playwright, media personality, political activist and public health crusader. Read his full bio at http://www.downstate.edu/giving/funds/deas.html/.

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The SCW guilt

The SCW guilt

| March 18, 2015

By Gerald W. Deas, M.D. As we approach the early spring months, many resolutions that we made at the beginning of the year have not been realized. This may cause us to have the SCW guilt. The more conscientious we are, the greater is the depression  and feeling of failure. By now, I guess you […]

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How good is your soil?

How good is your soil?

| March 11, 2015

By Gerald W. Deas,M.D.MPH In the Garden of Gethsemane, Christ planted His seeds of love in the (soil) soul of God. In three ways, He was resurrected in all His glory! This new lily of the valley introduced to the world a new concept of life eternal. As we come into this Easter season, I […]

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A fight with sulfites

A fight with sulfites

| March 4, 2015

By Gerald W. Deas, M.D. Mrs. C.,34, works as a clerk in a duplicating shop. When she consulted me about night wheezing and shortness of breath, the first question I asked was whether she had experienced the wheezing and chronic coughing at work. It is known that fumes from copy machines can cause  such allergic […]

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Diabetes with a touch of cinnamon

Diabetes with a touch of cinnamon

| February 24, 2015

By Gerald W. Deas, M.D. I have never been to a family gathering, church dinner, birthday party or dinner-dance, where a high calorie meal wasn’t followed by a higher calorie sweeter than sweet dessert. This combination of foods and desserts seems to get folks up into an “electric slide” attitude, thinking that they will burn […]

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Bad coppers, good coppers

Bad coppers, good coppers

| February 18, 2015

By Gerald W. Deas, M.D. When I was a kid, law officers, peace officers and policemen were referred to as cops or coppers by the bad guys. It was the coppers against the gangsters. In the local movies, I would sit on the edge of my seat watching the good cops take out the bad […]

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BIBLE=Basic Instructions Before Leaving Earth Regarding Children

BIBLE=Basic Instructions Before Leaving Earth Regarding Children

| February 11, 2015

By Gerald W. Deas, M.D. In this column today, I would like to dwell on the many folks who have contributed toward children’s well being. In the gospel of Matthew 19:13, it states: “Little children were brought for Jesus to lay his hands on them and pray. But the disciples scolded those who brought them. […]

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A half empty glass for medical care

A half empty glass for medical care

| February 6, 2015

By Gerald W. Deas, M.D. I am sure that you have heard the expression after things have overtaken you to look at the situation with a glass half full, rather than a glass half empty. In my practice of medicine, I have always advised a patient after a diagnosis is made, to consider that many […]

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Martin Luther King, spiritual Healer (1929-1968)

Martin Luther King, spiritual Healer (1929-1968)

| January 28, 2015

By Gerald W. Deas, M.D. Martin Luther King wrapped himself around the gauze of the crucified Jesus and began his short journey on this earth. He believed strongly as James Russell Lowell put it: “Truth forever on the scaffold. Wrong forever on the throne.” Judge Derrick Bell interpreted this quote with the following: “Defeat, disgrace […]

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Listen to the elders

Listen to the elders

| January 6, 2015

By Gerald W. Deas, M.D. Oliver Manning, my patient, was short in stature but had a giant heart and mind. I took care of this wonderful man and his wife for many years. Before age took over his memory, he shared many instructive poems that I often heard him recite. As you read the following poem […]

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Take a pause with a black Santa Claus

Take a pause with a black Santa Claus

| December 24, 2014

By Gerald W. Deas, M.D. While growing up, the only Santa Claus that I believed in was a fat, cheery, robust, white Santa. He was the one that I waited for to climb down the chimney and put a favorite toy under my tree. In fact, I was conditioned by the media that Christmas was […]

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