Health

Chicken pox revisited: Shingles

Chicken pox revisited: Shingles

| March 25, 2015

By Gerald W. Deas, M.D.MPH When I was a kid, growing up in Brooklyn, N.Y., It seemed like everyone got that viral disease known as “chicken pox.” It was a welcome condition that allowed you to stay home from school and be relieved of the scratching that it caused. Sometimes the scratching was so intense […]

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An unparalleled act of love: ‘She saved my life’

An unparalleled act of love: ‘She saved my life’

| March 25, 2015

In amazing act of love, courage, Muslim teacher donates a kidney to Christian student By Ashahed M. Muhammad Special to the NNPA from The Final Call DETROIT (FinalCall.com)–Eighteen-year-old A’ja Booth suffered from nephrotic syndrome, a kidney disease in which protein leaks out of the kidneys into the body. One of the symptoms is excessive fluid […]

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Beyond survival: Life after rape

Beyond survival: Life after rape

| March 18, 2015

By Jazelle Hunt Washington Correspondent LAST IN A SERIES WASHINGTON (NNPA)—“On May 15, 1995, two men ran up behind me as I approached my apartment building, and one of them pointed a gun at my head. In the hour that followed, I was blindfolded, gagged, tied face down to my bed, and raped by both.” […]

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The SCW guilt

The SCW guilt

| March 18, 2015

By Gerald W. Deas, M.D. As we approach the early spring months, many resolutions that we made at the beginning of the year have not been realized. This may cause us to have the SCW guilt. The more conscientious we are, the greater is the depression  and feeling of failure. By now, I guess you […]

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How good is your soil?

How good is your soil?

| March 11, 2015

By Gerald W. Deas,M.D.MPH In the Garden of Gethsemane, Christ planted His seeds of love in the (soil) soul of God. In three ways, He was resurrected in all His glory! This new lily of the valley introduced to the world a new concept of life eternal. As we come into this Easter season, I […]

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Visiting Nurse grief support group at Fort Wayne Urban League

| March 6, 2015

FORT WAYNE—Beginning, March 24, Visiting Nurse will hold a free, grief support group from 4 p.m. to 5 p.m. at the Fort Wayne Urban League, 2135 South Hanna St. This group will meet on the second and fourt Tuesday of every month. Led by Visiting Nurse grief counselor Rick Leone, this group is open to […]

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McMillen site of free Total Health Seminar

McMillen site of free Total Health Seminar

| March 4, 2015

FORT WAYNE—Fort Wayne Parks & Recreation and Transitional Health are scheduled to  offer a Total Health Seminar at 6:30 p.m., March 12 at McMillen Park Community Center 3901 Abbott St. Total Health is a wellness class that provides nutritional and fitness guidance towards a healthy lifestyle. Participants will have an opportunity to meet individually with […]

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A fight with sulfites

A fight with sulfites

| March 4, 2015

By Gerald W. Deas, M.D. Mrs. C.,34, works as a clerk in a duplicating shop. When she consulted me about night wheezing and shortness of breath, the first question I asked was whether she had experienced the wheezing and chronic coughing at work. It is known that fumes from copy machines can cause  such allergic […]

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AARP monthly meeting scheduled for March

| February 24, 2015

FORT WAYNE—The Allen County Chapter 187 of AARP is scheduled to hold its monthly free educational presentation at 2 p.m., March 5 at the Community Foundation, 555 East Wayne St., Fort Wayne (corner of Wayne and Monroe). Mary Haupert, president of Neighborhood Health Clinics Inc. in Fort Wayne, is scheduled to present on some of […]

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Diabetes with a touch of cinnamon

Diabetes with a touch of cinnamon

| February 24, 2015

By Gerald W. Deas, M.D. I have never been to a family gathering, church dinner, birthday party or dinner-dance, where a high calorie meal wasn’t 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 will burn […]

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