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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A lesson taught by Mr. Snow

| February 28, 2014

Gerald W. Deas, M.D. When I was a youngster growing up in Brooklyn, I actually prayed for snow to come. Snow meant two things: dessert and money. I could take some of that new-fallen snow before the cats. Dogs and birds got to it and add some evaporated milk, sugar and vanilla or some chocolate […]

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Trans fats just as bad as lard

Trans fats just as bad as lard

| February 25, 2014

My “Lard,” everything was fried in lard and it tasted so good, until margarine, a hydrogenated vegetable oil now known as trans fat, was introduced.

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Preventing the flu blues

Preventing the flu blues

| February 19, 2014

By Gerald W. Deas, M.D.MPH 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 […]

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Holistic healing

Holistic healing

| February 10, 2014

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.

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Think life, live longer

Think life, live longer

| February 3, 2014

Dr. Gerald Deas—Whether you have a chronic illness or even a so-called terminal illness, your body will respond if your mind is fixed on healing and living.

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The Lord is watching over us

The Lord is watching over us

| January 26, 2014

By Dr. Deas—As you read the newspapers and view television, it is obvious that a great change is taking place, not only in this country but all over the world. There is an unrest of those who work hard and can’t think about the future.

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In-Sanity Claus

In-Sanity Claus

| December 30, 2013

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 […]

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Sani (tation) Claus

Sani (tation) Claus

| December 24, 2013

I’m sure that during this holiday season, all of us will be eating foods that are prepared from other hands whether it be from relatives, coworkers, caterers and those in the restaurant business.

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Take an aspirin, it won’t hurt, oh yeah!

Take an aspirin, it won’t hurt, oh yeah!

| December 16, 2013

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 […]

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Shop for health, get wealth

Shop for health, get wealth

| December 13, 2013

Have you noticed that supermarkets and hospitals sell a great many things that cause disease? Can you imagine, under the same roof, supermarkets sell foods that cause disease and the drugs to treat them. I can’t believe it.

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