Health

April is Sarcoidosis Awareness Month worldwide

April is Sarcoidosis Awareness Month worldwide

| April 5, 2016

Courtesy Bea Williams-Tevis, Co-Founder Fort Wayne Sarcoidosis Support Group FORT WAYNE—Mayor Tom Henry Proclaims April 2016 Sarcoidosis Awareness Month in Fort Wayne in recognition of the forming of the Fort Wayne Sarcoidosis Support Group. Sarcoidosis is a disease that affects many Americans, and others around the world. Sarcoidosis is a multi-system disease that causes inflammation […]

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Sugary drinks, artificial colors that drain the brain

Sugary drinks, artificial colors that drain the brain

| March 30, 2016

By Gerald W, Deas, M.D.MPH For the past 10 years, I have been fighting the beverage industry concerning the high content of sugar and artificial colors that are bought by our children daily at their local neighborhood stores. The beverages are known as “quarter water” because of the cost per plastic bottle. The drinks are […]

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Attorney general files petition to suspend license of Fort Wayne doctor accused of overprescribing

Attorney general files petition to suspend license of Fort Wayne doctor accused of overprescribing

| March 23, 2016

License holder prescribed more opiates than any other Indiana doctor, saw 90-100 patients per day INDIANAPOLIS—Indiana Attorney General Greg Zoeller’s office today filed a petition with the Medical Licensing Board to immediately suspend the medical license of Dr. Michael Cozzi, owner and operator of FW Interventional Pain Management in Fort Wayne, for alleged dangerous controlled […]

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Don’t become a meat head by eating too much meat

Don’t become a meat head by eating too much meat

| March 23, 2016

By Gerald W. Deas, M.D. Definition of “Meat Head:” Uninformed and ignorant. The average person in America and across the world consumes the flesh of at least 100 million animals a year to satisfy their taste for meat. The average American eats approximately 220 pounds of meat yearly. Just think, of how many fat-laden hamburgers […]

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To tell the ‘tooth’ about low birth weight babies

To tell the ‘tooth’ about low birth weight babies

| March 23, 2016

By Gerald W. Deas, M.D. MPH Babies born weighing less than 2,500 grams and who spent less than 37 weeks in the mother’s womb, are known as pre-term low birth weight (PLBW) infants. Whether it’s the tooth or the truth, the cause of these low weight bundles of joy may be due to poor dental […]

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Indiana Black Legislative Caucus sends more than 10,000 bottles of water to Flint

Indiana Black Legislative Caucus sends more than 10,000 bottles of water to Flint

| March 22, 2016

Courtesy of IBLC INDIANAPOLIS—The Indiana Black Legislative Caucus (IBLC) has donated over 10,000 bottles of water to support the Flint, Mich., community as they continue to face issues with their water supply. The bottles of water along with donations of iron, calcium, and vitamin c enriched foods, baby wipes, and paper products will help ensure […]

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Second Black Church/HIV gathering highlights HIV/AIDS Awareness Day

Second Black Church/HIV gathering highlights HIV/AIDS Awareness Day

| March 22, 2016

Courtesy of Linda Brooks NAACP No. 3049 FORT WAYNE—NAACP Fort Wayne & Allen County Branch No. 3049 collaborated with Step Up To Fitness Inc., to bring continued awareness, prevention and education on National Women & Girls HIV/AIDS Awareness Day, March 10 hosted The Black Church & HIV: The Social Justice Imperative, Women & Girls HIV/Exposition/Forum […]

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Love saves the day

Love saves the day

| March 16, 2016

By Gerald W. Deas, M.D. In my office, I had a small plaque on the wall with the inscription, “Love cannot be begged, bought or stolen… it can only be given away.” After listening to the medical histories and stories of many patients, I am convinced that the prescription for many diseased states should be […]

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The breast, more or less!

The breast, more or less!

| March 9, 2016

By Gerald W. Deas, M.D. Women seem to worry about having small breasts and men are distressed when they have too much breast. Usually, small breasts in women is not related to any particular hormonal condition but is most likely genetic, or may be due to a decrease in estrogen production. However, when men begin […]

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NAACP, Black Church focus on HIV/AIDS, girls, young women

NAACP, Black Church focus on HIV/AIDS, girls, young women

| March 3, 2016

FORT WAYNE—The NAACP Fort Wayne/Allen County Branch 3049 is scheduled to host the Black Church & HIV: The Social Justice Imperative “National Women and Girls HIV/AIDS Awareness seminar, from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m., March 10 at Parkview Field Upper Level Suite in downtown Fort Wayne. The scheduled guest speaker for the event is First […]

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