Tag: Dr. Deas

The love of life

The love of life

| April 20, 2017

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A lesson taught by Mr. Snow

A lesson taught by Mr. Snow

| March 15, 2017

By Gerald W. Deas, M.D. When I was a youngster growing up in Brooklyn, I actually prayed for snow to come. Snow meant two things: dessert and money. I could take some of that new-fallen snow before the cats. Dogs and birds got to it and add some evaporated milk, sugar and vanilla or some […]

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Cocoa has flavor—and flavonoids

Cocoa has flavor—and flavonoids

| March 1, 2017

By Gerald W. Deas, M.D. I bet you didn’t realize that when you drink a soothing cup of flavorful cocoa, that you are actually protecting your heart with an antioxidant known as flavonoid. This nutrient has been found to be highly concentrated in dark chocolate. The darkest chocolate has the greatest amount of this substance. […]

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It’s time to mind your body

It’s time to mind your body

| February 1, 2017

By Gerald W. Deas, M.D. I am sure that you have been reading in magazines, newspapers and etc., how physicians are finally trying to incorporate the mind of a patient in the healing process. This is long overdue. In fact, this concept is still not part of the curriculum in medical schools where the art […]

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A little touch is never too much

A little touch is never too much

| January 25, 2017

By Gerald W. Deas, M.D. From the time I entered medical school, I can’t recall one course that I took that ever mentioned the work “touch.” Luckily, I was familiar with the word when my mom was making a cake or pie. She never used measuring spoons. She would just add a touch of this […]

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That ain’t all, about Tylenol (acetaminophen)

That ain’t all, about Tylenol (acetaminophen)

| December 28, 2016

By Gerald W. Deas. M.D. Often, when anybody experienced a headache, muscular aches, backache, arthritis, the common cold, toothaches, menstrual cramps or fever, they may reach for a common over the counter drug known as Tylenol to relieve the symptoms. Tylenol is chemically known as acetaminophen. Often, you will be able to find this drug […]

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Out of sight… sulfites

Out of sight… sulfites

| December 8, 2016

By Gerald W. Deas, M.D. When I was a kid, growing up in Brooklyn, and the weather would begin to change to a cool and brisk autumn air, I recall that this was a signal that my mom would begin to can many fruits and vegetables. The canning process was done in the most sterile […]

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Love of birds, animals

Love of birds, animals

| November 30, 2016

By Gerald W. Deas, M.D. Innercity stray birds and animals experience hazardous conditions during the winter months while they are trying to survive. Often, there is little water for them to drink, warm shelter is scarce and there is little food to be gotten from the barren trees and secured garbage receptacles. Birds and animals […]

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Vitamin D is desirable

Vitamin D is desirable

| November 3, 2016

By Gerald W. Deas, M.D. Recently, it has been reported that an increase in the intake of vitamin D has resulted in preventing an early death caused by heart disease, diabetes and cancer. Although it is not certain exactly how much vitamin D should be taken on a daily basis, it is suggested that at […]

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Halloween will make your child scream

Halloween will make your child scream

| October 25, 2016

By Gerald W. Deas, M.D. Well, here it is again, Halloween, which is usually celebrated on Oct. 31, before All Saints Day. It is observed especially by children who masquerade in costumes and go from door to door collecting and ingesting foods and candies that contain high concentrations of sugar, food colorings and other chemicals. […]

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