Tag: Dr. Deas

Listen to the elders

Listen to the elders

| April 27, 2016

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 wrote many instructive poems that I often heard him recite. As you read his poetry […]

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Uncontrolled diabetes could be due to thy thyroid

Uncontrolled diabetes could be due to thy thyroid

| April 20, 2016

By Gerald W. Deas, M.D. During my practice of medicine in the ’hood, my family and I lived above my office. They participated in helping me to give service to my neighbors and patients. My wife was my sidekick and kept things on an even keel. My children cleaned and kept the office in top […]

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Medical despair in disparity

Medical despair in disparity

| April 13, 2016

By Gerald W. Deas, M.D. Definition: Despair—To lose all hope and confidence. Definition: Disparity—Inequality… difference. Below one’s class. A few years ago, a new but old word appeared on the landscape of health care and that very descriptive word was “disparity,” especially in health care. When a group of people, especially those in a minority, […]

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A half empty glass for medical care

A half empty glass for medical care

| April 6, 2016

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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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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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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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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Stop, look, don’t listen!

Stop, look, don’t listen!

| February 17, 2016

By Gerald W. Deas, M.D., MPH Years ago, there use to be signs on different corners warning you about traffic. The signs would read: ”Stop, Look and Listen.” The signs now have been replaced by a green or red hand to warn you of dangers in crossing. I remember, as a kid, my teacher would […]

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