Health

Chi Eta Phi wraps month

Chi Eta Phi wraps month

| May 26, 2014

Courtesy of Chi Eta Phi Special to Frost Illustrated Chi Eta Phi Sorority Inc. wrapped up the month of May with three important events—Heart Health Awareness, National Nurses’ Week, and Spiritual Fit Sunday. On Saturday, May 10, the sorority hosted its Third Annual Go Red for Women Heart Health Awareness Fashion Luncheon at Kingston Care […]

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When will the war on marijuana be over?

When will the war on marijuana be over?

| May 23, 2014

Will historians look back on the era of busting people for pot in the same way we now look back on prohibition—as a, perhaps, well-meaning but tremendously flawed law enforcement strategy? It also will be interesting to see the societal, health and economic impact of legal, recreational pot becoming ubiquitous in the nation. And, don’t […]

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Don’t be a glutton for gluten

Don’t be a glutton for gluten

| May 20, 2014

By Gerald W. Deas, M.D. As I visit many market places selling healthy foods, I am surprised to observe so many signs on food objects stating “gluten free.” I can recall as a child when my intake of excessive sweets caused my mom to say, “stop being a glutton.” Now glutton has nothing to do […]

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Measles virus destroys woman’s cancer

Measles virus destroys woman’s cancer

| May 15, 2014

We have no expertise in medicine but we’ve long heard the view that there is a natural defense and possible cure for every disease—even one disease being a natural predator to another disease. This could be a story to keep an eye on for the future. Woman’s cancer killed by measles virus in unprecedented trial […]

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Women’s part in penicillin

Women’s part in penicillin

| May 14, 2014

By Gerald W. Deas, M.D. After three days of elevated temperature, muscle pain and a sore throat, Ms. T visited my office and with a self-diagnosis, immediately asked for a shot of penicillin. I advised her that penicillin was not a cure-all drug and on many occasions has been misused. In fact, many sore throats […]

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Snapshot Survey: Should genetically enhance food be labelled as such?

Snapshot Survey: Should genetically enhance food be labelled as such?

| May 14, 2014

Mark Weeks: They should tell us when food has been genetically enhanced because as consumers, we should have  a choice when putting food on the table. Joe Ayers: We should know what is going into our foods. The chemicals in our food create kidney problems for some. Some of our children are ADHD because of this problem. […]

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Art of Hair returns to community this weekend

Art of Hair returns to community this weekend

| May 9, 2014

Special to Frost Illustrated FORT WAYNE—In 2012, a partnership between the Fort Wayne Museum of Art and Green Hair Revolution, whose mission is to bring education, engagement and empowerment about hair to the public via various media forms began. Those efforts inspired the first ever Day of Natural Hair event in Fort Wayne in May […]

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Certain drugs linked to reduced violent crime rates

Certain drugs linked to reduced violent crime rates

| May 9, 2014

A number of ancient cultures considered criminal activity as the actions of a person in a diseased state and held the attitude they had to be “cured” to rectify the problem in a permanent way. While there is certainly a necessary “punishment” and “reparations” part of dealing with criminal offense, balancing that with a curative […]

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Fading minds need your time

Fading minds need your time

| May 9, 2014

By Gerald W. Deas, M.D. I had many elderly patients who, unfortunately, began to have fading minds and were living alone. They were being cared for by personnel provided by private and city agencies. Many of them had families who visited them occasionally, but more often were befriended by strangers who had more interest in […]

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Drug agents crack down on synthetic drugs in U.S.

Drug agents crack down on synthetic drugs in U.S.

| May 7, 2014

We are by no means chemist or drug experts but all the anecdotal evidence we have seen—even some first hand—indicates that these drugs are incredibly dangerous.  In addition to law enforcement crackdowns, however, there needs to be a concerted effort to do more education about synthetic recreational drugs. Just as a side note, we’re curious […]

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