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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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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The cough, that irritating cough

The cough, that irritating cough

| December 4, 2013

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 […]

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Preventing the flu blues

Preventing the flu blues

| November 21, 2013

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 […]

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Fading minds need your time

Fading minds need your time

| November 8, 2013

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 […]

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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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