HOUSE CALLS by Dr. Gerald Deas When I was a kid, the only way my mom got me to eat my spinach was to sing a song about Popeye and his muscles. I’m sure you remember the playground version of the words to that song which states: “I’m Popeye the sailor man, I live in […]
HOUSE CALLS by Dr. Gerald W. Deas Do you realize that until 1955, the medical profession had no treatment for hypertension? Control of this condition was accomplished mostly with low-sal diet and home remedies. Many of the folks in the “hood” had high blood pressure due to ingestion of a large quantity of salt-laden foods, […]
Stop complaining about not having anything to do since school is no longer in session for the summer. There are numerous things to do in Fort Wayne aside from going to an array of summer festivals. One thing for youth aged 8-18 to do, which is loads of fun is participating in Fort Wayne’s Parks and Recreation phenomenal Lifetime Sports Academy, which has been in operation for 15 years at McMillen Park and commenced immediately the week school dismissed for vacation.
NHCI, is proud to welcome Dr.Tyler Kimmel, DDS, as Dental Director. Dr. Kimmel was born and raised in Fort Wayne, IN. He attended Bishop Luers High School and later the University of Saint Francis for his undergraduate training. While at Saint Francis Dr. Kimmel volunteered as an assistant with the Matthew 25 Health and Dental Clinic, and developed an interest in public health dentistry.
When I was a kid, law officers, peace officers and policemen were referred to as cops or coppers by the bad guys. It was the coppers against the gangsters. In the local movies, I would sit on the edge of my seat watching the good cops take out the bad guys. From this experience, I wanted to become a cop even though many of my good friends became good cops such as Ben Ward, the first black commissioner of the NYC police department.
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention 800,000 Americans seek medical attention for dog bites each year; half of which are children. The rate of dog bite-related injuries is highest for children ages five to nine years, and nearly two thirds of injuries among children ages four years and younger are to the head or neck region.
HOUSE CALLS by Dr. Deas—On a Sunday morning, several years ago, as my wife and I were leaving for church, I received a phone call from one of my dear patients who stated that her husband had had a stroke and wanted me to stop by. Since we already were late for church, a few minutes would not make any difference, especially since the minister spoke at a later time in the service.
Indiana will soon be among a handful of states that require clinicians to inform women of whether their breasts are dense when they get their mammogram results. Women with denser breasts—those containing more connective tissue than fatty tissue—have a higher risk of breast cancer compared to women of the same age without dense tissue, according to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. That is because dense tissue is an independent risk for breast cancer, and dense breast tissue makes it harder for breast cancer to be seen on mammography due to masking by the dense tissue.
As I was waiting for my tires to be changed in the garage, I began to reflect how often we change well worn tires but can’t change our knees. Don’t get me wrong, I know that we can have knee replacement in these modern times, but it is quite a procedure and expensive. During my practice of medicine, however, I have had many patients who have gotten new knees and praised God everyday.
Too many times, I have observed in my practice many patients in pain who present me with a bag of arthritis pills that have not been working. In Fact, the pills were negatively working in the wrong place. Often, the patients would have stomach pain due to the arthritis medication. It is known that many of the medications used for arthritic pain can cause serious ulcers of the stomach resulting in bleeding.