By Gerald W. Deas, M.D. I bet you didn’t realize that when you drink a soothing cup of flavorful cocoa, that you are actually protecting your heart with an antioxidant known as flavonoid. This nutrient has been found to be highly concentrated in dark chocolate. The darkest chocolate has the greatest amount of this substance. […]
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/.
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]