Tag: Dr. Deas

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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Stand back against fat back

Stand back against fat back

| August 3, 2016

By Gerald W. Deas, M.D.MPH As you expand your waist with fat back and other high fatty calorie foods, the deposit of fat ultimately will collect in your gut and your butt. Wherever it decides to collect, it is bad for your health and will make you a candidate for heart disease, diabetes, hypertension and […]

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The love of life

The love of life

| July 27, 2016

By Gerald W. Deas, M.D., MPH As you read this column, just think of the killings that are taking place in our homes, neighborhoods, cities, towns and countries throughout the world. Guns, bombs and other instruments of destruction have no brain and therefore those who use these killing instruments are the predictors of life and […]

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The love of life

The love of life

| July 6, 2016

By Gerald W. Deas, M.D., MPH As you read this column, just think of the killings that are taking place in our homes, neighborhoods, cities, towns and countries throughout the world. Guns, bombs and other instruments of destruction have no brain and therefore those who use these killing instruments are the predictors of life and […]

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Co-caine killed Able

Co-caine killed Able

| June 29, 2016

By Gerald W. Deas, M.D. MPH I am sure that the pharmacist J.C. Pemberton of Atlanta did not envision the dangers and addictive properties of cocaine when he first introduced it to the American public in a drink made from coca leaves. This beverage was ultimately called Coca-Cola. Today, of course this thirst quencher is […]

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Bar-B-Q and you

Bar-B-Q and you

| June 22, 2016

By Gerald W. Deas, M.D.MPH Well, here it is another day of celebration and a day of seeing how much one can eat and drink. Well, I can assure you that when the good times and exotic tasties are over, your stomach will be singing the bar-b-q blues.   The Story of Bar-B-Q Blues Oh, […]

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When taste, smell got lost

When taste, smell got lost

| June 15, 2016

By Gerald W. Deas, M.D. Mrs. S., was a 79-year-old mother of four children, 20 grandchildren and seven great grandchildren. She had just returned to her home, after a two-week hospital stay due to congestive heart failure. I was called there by her family due to a great weight loss and an overall poor nutritional […]

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Beware: Pain pills, water pills don’t mix

Beware: Pain pills, water pills don’t mix

| June 8, 2016

By Gerald W. Deas, M.D. I can’t tell you how many times patients have come to my office complaining about swollen ankles due to hypertension and congestive heart failure. Further history revealed that they were also taking pain medications for arthritis. Of course, the patients are concerned about getting rid of the water from their […]

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Garlic: The breath of life

Garlic: The breath of life

| May 25, 2016

By Gerald W. Deas, M.D. I am familiar with one herb in the plant kingdom that has kept people through the centuries. It was used by the Babylonians since the year 3000 B.C. The Egyptians used it to feed their slaves to keep them healthy while they built great pyramids. The Vikings filled their ships […]

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