In the practice of medicine, I lecture to the young doctors at SUNY Downstate Medical Center in Brooklyn on the power of the spirit in healing.
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/.
HOUSE CALLS Well, commercial Xmas is over and folks are beginning to regain their sanity after buying, buying and buying. Charging, charging and charging. Now they realize it is time to pay, pay and pay for those overpriced things that they bought during their period of insanity. Why do we buy so much? Why do […]
HOUSE CALLS Aspirin is a miracle drug. It is so arrogant, it wears a slogan on its white coat: “Take an aspirin a day and keep the doctor away.” Many folks have doctored themselves with aspirin without the advice of their physician hoping that symptoms will disappear. Aspirin is so available that you can buy […]
HOUSE CALLS Basically, the body eliminates foreign material by coughing. Now, the cough may be due to dust, mold, vapors from spray cans, dusting powders, perfumes and a host of other irritants that might be in the air. There is one cough that is caused by a condition that is often overlooked. Mrs. A came […]
HOUSE CALLS Well, the sneeze and sore throat season is upon us with a vengeance. I don’t know about you, but even I have had an unexplained cough with a tickle in my throat. I could never understand why these symptoms are called “having a cold.” Generally, what you really have is an infection caused […]
HOUSE CALLS I had many elderly patients who, unfortunately, began to have fading minds and were living alone. They were being cared for by personnel provided by private and city agencies. Many of them had families who visited them occasionally, but more often were befriended by strangers who had more interest in their worldly possessions […]