Health

Limited help for Nigerian women, girls with stigmatizing condition

Limited help for Nigerian women, girls with stigmatizing condition

| December 1, 2016

(GIN)—A disabling medical condition linked to child marriage and early childbirth is receiving limited attention from the Nigerian government, according to medical professionals in published reports. Doctors say the condition, known as obstetric fistula, is the result of prolonged labor without prompt medical intervention, causing a hole in a woman’s birth canal which leaves her […]

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Vitamin D is desirable

Vitamin D is desirable

| November 3, 2016

By Gerald W. Deas, M.D. Recently, it has been reported that an increase in the intake of vitamin D has resulted in preventing an early death caused by heart disease, diabetes and cancer. Although it is not certain exactly how much vitamin D should be taken on a daily basis, it is suggested that at […]

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Halloween will make your child scream

Halloween will make your child scream

| October 25, 2016

By Gerald W. Deas, M.D. Well, here it is again, Halloween, which is usually celebrated on Oct. 31, before All Saints Day. It is observed especially by children who masquerade in costumes and go from door to door collecting and ingesting foods and candies that contain high concentrations of sugar, food colorings and other chemicals. […]

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This is why increasing diversity in healthcare is essential for the Black Community

This is why increasing diversity in healthcare is essential for the Black Community

| October 19, 2016

By Dr. Patricia Maryland (NNPA Newswire Guest Columnist) Diversity is good for communities, companies and our nation. A plurality of viewpoints, experiences and beliefs has the potential to foster both understanding and innovation. And in the healthcare field, the need for diversity is evident every day. Providers in the U.S. serve people from all walks […]

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It’s time to mind your body

It’s time to mind your body

| October 19, 2016

By Gerald W. Deas, M.D. I am sure that you have been reading in magazines, newspapers and etc., how physicians are finally trying to incorporate the mind of a patient in the healing process. This is long overdue. In fact, this concept is still not part of the curriculum in medical schools where the art […]

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African-American Healthcare Alliance to host 20th Scholarship Ball

African-American Healthcare Alliance to host 20th Scholarship Ball

| October 16, 2016

Judge Glenda Hatchett keynote speaker FORT WAYNE—The African-American Healthcare Alliance of Fort Wayne is scheduled to hosts their 20th Annual Healthcare Scholarship Ball ,at 6 p.m., Oct. 22 at the Grand Wayne Convention Center. The scheduled keynote speaker for the event is Judge Glenda Hatchett. Hatchett presided over the two-time Emmy nominated nationally syndicated show, […]

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The Lutheran Foundation awards grant to Brightpoint

The Lutheran Foundation awards grant to Brightpoint

| October 13, 2016

FORT WAYNE—Brightpoint announced that they have received a grant of $32,000 from The Lutheran Foundation for the Covering Kids and Families (CKF) program. Brightpoint’s CKF program has licensed Indiana Navigators that provide free help to Hoosier families to enroll and understand state and federal health insurance programs such as Medicaid, Hoosier Healthwise, Presumptive Eligibility for […]

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Teens, legalized pot, generation: Incarceration

Teens, legalized pot, generation: Incarceration

| October 12, 2016

By Gerald W. Deas, M.D. When I was a youngster, full of energy and acting up, the old folks would say I was “cutting up.” Cutting up was fun—but was never that serious, and would never land me in jail. This undesirable behavior was curtailed by not sparing the rod. A handy switch would bring […]

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Snoring/absence of breathing/sleep apnea

Snoring/absence of breathing/sleep apnea

| September 21, 2016

By Gerald W. Deas, M.D. The cause of snoring is due to the vibration of the soft palate in the roof of the mouth resulting in a hoarse noise, which usually occurs during sleep. Is anyone in your family guilty of producing this noise at night while sleeping? Snoring ain’t funny, yet family members who […]

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Leaves of healing

Leaves of healing

| September 14, 2016

By Gerald W. Deas, M.D. 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 […]

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