Health

Chi Eta Phi video addressing infant mortality

Chi Eta Phi video addressing infant mortality

| January 31, 2017

By Denise M. Jordan Special to Frost Illustrated FORT WAYNE—The nurses of Chi Eta Phi Sorority, Inc. Zeta Eta Chapter, have a new tool to use when attacking the problem of infant mortality.  They have video!  These videos are not the norm.  These video feature local black nurses, familiar faces in the Fort Wayne community, […]

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A little touch is never too much

A little touch is never too much

| January 25, 2017

By Gerald W. Deas, M.D. From the time I entered medical school, I can’t recall one course that I took that ever mentioned the work “touch.” Luckily, I was familiar with the word when my mom was making a cake or pie. She never used measuring spoons. She would just add a touch of this […]

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To beef or not to beef—health is the question

To beef or not to beef—health is the question

| January 11, 2017

By Gerald W. Deas, M.D. Definition: Beef—Meat from a steer, cow or bull when fully grown are fattened  for food. Beef used as a slang means complain; grievance. When I was growing up, the disease tuberculosis was running rampant in our communities. There was a saying in those days, ‘TB or not TB, that is […]

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To beef or not to beef… health is the question

To beef or not to beef… health is the question

| December 29, 2016

By Gerald W. Deas, M.D. Definition: Beef- Meat from a steer, cow or bull when fully grown are fattened  for food. Beef used as a slang means complain; grievance. When I was growing up, the disease tuberculosis was running rampant in our communities. There was a saying in those days, “TB or not TB, that […]

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That ain’t all, about Tylenol (acetaminophen)

That ain’t all, about Tylenol (acetaminophen)

| December 28, 2016

By Gerald W. Deas. M.D. Often, when anybody experienced a headache, muscular aches, backache, arthritis, the common cold, toothaches, menstrual cramps or fever, they may reach for a common over the counter drug known as Tylenol to relieve the symptoms. Tylenol is chemically known as acetaminophen. Often, you will be able to find this drug […]

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Oak Street Health opens Fort Wayne Center exclusively for adults on Medicare

Oak Street Health opens Fort Wayne Center exclusively for adults on Medicare

| December 23, 2016

FORT WAYNE—Oak Street Health continues to expand their service to Adults on Medicare in Indiana by hosting the Grand Opening of their first clinic in Fort Wayne. The Grand Opening event took place on Dec. 19 in their Fort Wayne center, 436 E. Washington Blvd. Oak Street Health has reduced hospital admissions among its patients […]

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Out of sight… sulfites

Out of sight… sulfites

| December 8, 2016

By Gerald W. Deas, M.D. When I was a kid, growing up in Brooklyn, and the weather would begin to change to a cool and brisk autumn air, I recall that this was a signal that my mom would begin to can many fruits and vegetables. The canning process was done in the most sterile […]

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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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Love of birds, animals

Love of birds, animals

| November 30, 2016

By Gerald W. Deas, M.D. Innercity stray birds and animals experience hazardous conditions during the winter months while they are trying to survive. Often, there is little water for them to drink, warm shelter is scarce and there is little food to be gotten from the barren trees and secured garbage receptacles. Birds and animals […]

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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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