Tag: Dr. Deas

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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It’s time to mind your body

It’s time to mind your body

| October 19, 2016

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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Teens, legalized pot, generation: Incarceration

Teens, legalized pot, generation: Incarceration

| October 12, 2016

By Gerald W. Deas, M.D. When I was a youngster, full of energy and acting up, the old folks would say I was “cutting up.” Cutting up was fun—but was never that serious, and would never land me in jail. This undesirable behavior was curtailed by not sparing the rod. A handy switch would bring […]

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Snoring/absence of breathing/sleep apnea

Snoring/absence of breathing/sleep apnea

| September 21, 2016

By Gerald W. Deas, M.D. The cause of snoring is due to the vibration of the soft palate in the roof of the mouth resulting in a hoarse noise, which usually occurs during sleep. Is anyone in your family guilty of producing this noise at night while sleeping? Snoring ain’t funny, yet family members who […]

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Leaves of healing

Leaves of healing

| September 14, 2016

By Gerald W. Deas, M.D. I believe that the most beautiful and spiritual visual experience that I have had is observing the changes of the color of leaves in the fall. After a summer of building food for the tree so that it can endure the cold months, the leaves seem to say, ‘I am […]

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It’s time to mind your body

It’s time to mind your body

| September 7, 2016

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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If it ain’t broke, don’t fix t!

If it ain’t broke, don’t fix t!

| September 7, 2016

By Gerald W. Deas, M.D., MPH Twelve years ago, I wrote an article to the politicians and suggested the need for doctors to address the use of triplicate prescriptions to control abusive drugs in our communities. Twenty two years have passed and illicit drugs have taken over our communities and destroyed millions of lives. With […]

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Fading minds need your time

Fading minds need your time

| August 24, 2016

By Gerald W. Deas, M.D. I had many elderly patients who, unfortunately, began to have fading minds and were living alone. They were being cared for by personnel provided by private and city agencies. Many of them had families who visited them occasionally but, more often, were befriended by strangers who had more interested in […]

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Alcohol and old lace

Alcohol and old lace

| August 10, 2016

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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