Health

VA invites veterans, families, public to Fort Wayne ‘Town Hall’

| January 6, 2015

FORT WAYNE—VA Northern Indiana Health Care System has scheduled “Town Hall” for Veterans, families and the public FOR 4 p.m., Jan. 12, in the auditorium of the Fort Wayne VA Campus, 2121 Lake Ave. The Town Hall meeting is design to give people an opportunity  to speak with key leaders of VA Northern Indiana Health […]

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Listen to the elders

Listen to the elders

| January 6, 2015

By Gerald W. Deas, M.D. Oliver Manning, my patient, was short in stature but had a giant heart and mind. I took care of this wonderful man and his wife for many years. Before age took over his memory, he shared many instructive poems that I often heard him recite. As you read the following poem […]

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Take a pause with a black Santa Claus

Take a pause with a black Santa Claus

| December 24, 2014

By Gerald W. Deas, M.D. While growing up, the only Santa Claus that I believed in was a fat, cheery, robust, white Santa. He was the one that I waited for to climb down the chimney and put a favorite toy under my tree. In fact, I was conditioned by the media that Christmas was […]

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A reason for a spiritual season

A reason for a spiritual season

| December 23, 2014

By Gerald W. Deas, M.D. A few years ago, I took care of a beautiful, elderly, blind, African American woman who was cared for by a gentle, sweet, elderly white lady. No one could deny that this relationship was truly a spiritual one. In fact, I was so moved by their love and concern toward […]

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Sani (tation) Claus

Sani (tation) Claus

| December 22, 2014

By Gerald W. Deas, M.D. I’m sure that during this holiday season, all of us will be eating foods that are prepared from other hands whether it be from relatives, coworkers, caterers and those in the restaurant business. Most folks are considerate in their preparation with hands that are sanitized. By the way, to make […]

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No law against such things

| December 22, 2014

By Linda Brooks Special to Frost Illustrated Ordinance 9729 is a city ordinance that criminalized homelessness. On Nov. 19, many of our homeless brothers’ and sisters’ civil rights were violated under 4th and the 14th Amend- ment. Eight or nine homeless citizens in Los Angeles California won a lawsuit on a decision made by the […]

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Elite runner Lauren Fleshman to speak at Fort Wayne Track Club banquet

Elite runner Lauren Fleshman to speak at Fort Wayne Track Club banquet

| December 17, 2014

FORT WAYNE—The Fort Wayne Track Club recently announced that elite runner and Oiselle representative Lauren Fleshman is the scheduled keynote speaker for their 2014 annual banquet, Jan. 25, at Hotel Fort Wayne, 305 E. Washington Center Road. Elite runner Lauren Fleshman is a U.S. track and field athlete who now runs for Oiselle, a women’s […]

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A reason for a spiritual season

A reason for a spiritual season

| December 17, 2014

By Gerald W. Deas, M.D. (This column is for those who think they know God, for those who are not sure and especially for myself) Recently, I came upon a quote by a Sufi mystic named al-Halraj, who stated: ”I saw my Lord with the eye of the heart. I said: ‘Who are you?’ He […]

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Area shelter opens childcare ministry for homeless moms

Area shelter opens childcare ministry for homeless moms

| December 16, 2014

FORT WAYNE—On Dec. 11, The Rescue Mission held a ribbon-cutting ceremony for its new Chara 10:14 Childcare Ministry. Since Nov. 3, onsite childcare has been provided for children up to five years of age residing at Charis House, the women and children’s ministry of The Rescue Mission. Chara 10:14 is a fully-functioning, registered childcare ministry […]

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Alcohol and old lace

Alcohol and old lace

| December 10, 2014

By Gerald W. Deas, M.D. Many renowned persons have made comments regarding alcoholism. One of those is John W. Gardner, American educator who stated, “No other national health problem has been so seriously neglected as alcoholism. Many doctors decline to accept alcoholics as patients. Most hospitals refuse to admit alcoholics. Available methods of treatment have […]

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