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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Mind your minerals

Mind your minerals

| November 4, 2013

Mrs. M. was a 42-year-old who complained of her nails breaking easily and her hair falling out. Mrs. M smoked approximately one and a half packs of cigarettes and drank four to five cups of coffee daily. She never missed a highball for dinner.

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For the breast of your life (For my dear lady readers)

For the breast of your life (For my dear lady readers)

| October 24, 2013

HOUSE CALLS No matter what medical condition that you may be experiencing with your breast, just remember, there are still many areas of your breast that are normal and must be maintained in good health. All you have to do is change your lifestyle and take charge of your life. First of all, remember, you […]

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Leaves of healing

Leaves of healing

| October 17, 2013

HOUSE CALLS I believe that the most beautiful and spiritual visual experience that I have had is observing the changes of the color of leaves in the fall. After a summer of building food for the tree so that it can endure the cold months, the leaves seem to say, I am going to show […]

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Chromium can make you shine

| October 8, 2013

Do you feel a little rusty lately? Has your spark and shine diminished? Of course, there are many deficiencies that can cause these symptoms, however, the lack of chromium in your diet can be the culprit.

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Eye docs vs. ear docs

| October 2, 2013

HOUSE CALLS I hope that this article is not misleading. I am not writing about doctors who take care of the ears or doctors who give eye care. More importantly, I hope to relate the importance of ear doctors who listen and take a good medical and social history from a patient versus the eye […]

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One-on-one with youth for survival

| September 19, 2013

HOUSE CALLS by Dr. Deas—Young African Americans are at risk. They are not only dying physically but also mentally. They apparently feel that there is no hope for their future. We have to address this dismal state immediately if we are going to survive as a people.

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Diabetes with a touch of cinnamon

| September 13, 2013

HOUSE CALLS by Dr. Gerald Deas I have never been to a family gathering, church dinner, birthday party or dinner-dance, where a high calorie meal is not 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 […]

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Eat broccoli: A cross you can bear

| September 5, 2013

HOUSE CALLS by Dr. Gerald Deas—It was reported in the news around and about, 1990, that former President Bush rejected outright the taste for broccoli. It was plain that he was not an advocate for this most nutritious vegetable. In reflecting on the state of our worldly affairs today, maybe this explains why we are in a devastating war.

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Clot busters save organs

| August 28, 2013

Make sure that if you are experiencing symptoms of an early heart attack or stroke, that you are able to get to a hospital where there is a clot busting team on staff 24 hours a day. It is extremely important that a clot be busted within a three hour window.

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Drinks that drain the brain

| August 22, 2013

Recently, I was speaking with an elementary school teacher about the snacks and drinks that children bring to school in their lunch bags. She said that some children who bring junk foods to school have difficulty learning and usually exhibit behavior problems.

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