Health

A fight with sulfites

A fight with sulfites

| March 4, 2015

By Gerald W. Deas, M.D. Mrs. C.,34, works as a clerk in a duplicating shop. When she consulted me about night wheezing and shortness of breath, the first question I asked was whether she had experienced the wheezing and chronic coughing at work. It is known that fumes from copy machines can cause  such allergic […]

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AARP monthly meeting scheduled for March

| February 24, 2015

FORT WAYNE—The Allen County Chapter 187 of AARP is scheduled to hold its monthly free educational presentation at 2 p.m., March 5 at the Community Foundation, 555 East Wayne St., Fort Wayne (corner of Wayne and Monroe). Mary Haupert, president of Neighborhood Health Clinics Inc. in Fort Wayne, is scheduled to present on some of […]

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Diabetes with a touch of cinnamon

Diabetes with a touch of cinnamon

| February 24, 2015

By Gerald W. Deas, M.D. I have never been to a family gathering, church dinner, birthday party or dinner-dance, where a high calorie meal wasn’t followed by a higher calorie sweeter than sweet dessert. This combination of foods and desserts seems to get folks up into an “electric slide” attitude, thinking that they will burn […]

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Bad coppers, good coppers

Bad coppers, good coppers

| February 18, 2015

By Gerald W. Deas, M.D. 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 […]

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BIBLE=Basic Instructions Before Leaving Earth Regarding Children

BIBLE=Basic Instructions Before Leaving Earth Regarding Children

| February 11, 2015

By Gerald W. Deas, M.D. In this column today, I would like to dwell on the many folks who have contributed toward children’s well being. In the gospel of Matthew 19:13, it states: “Little children were brought for Jesus to lay his hands on them and pray. But the disciples scolded those who brought them. […]

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Annual Ties That Bind: Black Family Health History Symposium set

| February 11, 2015

FORT WAYNE—Northeast Indiana Area Health Education Center (NEI-AHEC)—a program of It is Well With My Soul of Ball State University Department of Educational Studies Adult and Community Education Programs—the University of Saint Francis Nursing and Physician Assistant Departments, Indiana University-Purdue University Fort Wayne (IPFW) Project Compass (Community Partners Against Student Suicide) and Indiana University School […]

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Get and stay healthy—Go Red

| February 11, 2015

By Denise Jordan FORT WAYNE—National Wear Red Day was Friday, Feb. 6.  On that day, women across the country donned their red dresses to bring awareness to women’s heart health.  I was one of those women.  Why?  Because the Go Red movement is important.  It’s important to me and its important to women. Why all […]

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Rape and the myth of ‘the strong black woman’

Rape and the myth of ‘the strong black woman’

| February 10, 2015

A woman gets raped every two minutes in the U.S. According to the U.S. Justice Department, nearly one of every five black women–19 percent–are raped each year. Many experts suspect those figures severely understate the problem. For example, research by the Black Women’s Blueprint Inc., a New York City-based civil and human rights organization of […]

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A half empty glass for medical care

A half empty glass for medical care

| February 6, 2015

By Gerald W. Deas, M.D. I am sure that you have heard the expression after things have overtaken you to look at the situation with a glass half full, rather than a glass half empty. In my practice of medicine, I have always advised a patient after a diagnosis is made, to consider that many […]

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James Griffin: Why I quit smoking Spice

James Griffin: Why I quit smoking Spice

| February 6, 2015

By Eric D. Hackley ERIC HACKLEY: Why is it that you want to discuss the dangers of smoking Spice? JAMES GRIFFIN: Because it’s not like a normal drug. It’s killing people. It’s making people go crazy.  It has affected me in a hard way and I wanted people to know what it does to you and why […]

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