Tag: Dr. Deas

Water down your high blood pressure

Water down your high blood pressure

| September 17, 2014

By Gerald W. Deas, M.D. Until 1955, there were no drugs to control high blood pressure. Persons with this condition were in deep water and became water logged due to the retention of excess fluid. Thus, a condition known as hypertension resulted. During those early days, it was understood that the element sodium was the […]

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A rap to the bladder

A rap to the bladder

| September 9, 2014

By Gerald W. Deas, M.D. MPH  Just below the navel on your body is the area where the bladder lies internally. Tenderness in this area can often signal that a bladder infection may be in progress. The bladder of course, is the storage space for urine that is derived from both kidneys. When the bladder […]

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Vitamin D is desirable

Vitamin D is desirable

| August 28, 2014

Dr. Gerald Deas 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 […]

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A hard head makes a soft tail

A hard head makes a soft tail

| August 26, 2014

By Gerald W. Deas, M.D. When I was a kid, and I performed an antisocial act, my parents would say, “A hard head will make a soft tail.” Not fully understanding this statement, I would continue unintentionally aggravating my parents and suddenly without warning, I would get a firm slap (at least two), on my […]

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Lazy heart may need Coenzyme Q10

Lazy heart may need Coenzyme Q10

| August 19, 2014

By Gerald W. Deas, M.D. Can you imagine an engine running 24 hours a day, seven days a week, 365 days a year without stopping? Well, that little muscle called the heart that sits inside your chest and is about the size of your fist, it does just that. For the heart to run efficiently, […]

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This barbershop’s no joke

This barbershop’s no joke

| August 13, 2014

By Gerald W. Deas, M.D. MPH In 2002, Hollywood released “Barbershop,” a comedy set in the ‘hood that showed all of the inside jokes, commentary and exchanges that happen in barbershops all over the country. But, what this film failed to show is some of the dangers and health risks that also come from some […]

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To beef or not to beef… health is the question

To beef or not to beef… health is the question

| August 6, 2014

By Gerald W. Deas, M.D. Definition: Beef—Meat from a steer, cow or bull when fully grown are fattened  for food. Beef used as a slang means to complain; grievance. When I was growing up, the disease tuberculosis was running rampant in our communities. There was a saying in those days, “TB or not TB, that […]

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Red yeast rice is nice to your blood vessels

Red yeast rice is nice to your blood vessels

| July 31, 2014

By Gerald W. Deas, M.D. For centuries, herbal medicines have been used by Chinese physicians. One particular herb which has been used for ailments such as, stomach complaints, poor blood flow, diarrhea and other acute and chronic conditions is red yeast rice. I am sure that the Chinese herbalist did not have the instruments to […]

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Put your teeth into diabetes

Put your teeth into diabetes

| July 22, 2014

By Gerald W. Deas, M.D. MPH When I was a student at Boy’s High School in Brooklyn, I worked for Singer and Fritzhand Dental Laboratory from 8 a.m. to 12 noon. My duties were to deliver dentures and to clean up the plaster splattered on the surfaces in the lab and on the floor. Before […]

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Transplant organs with ‘War-Ranty’

Transplant organs with ‘War-Ranty’

| July 16, 2014

By Gerald W. Deas. M.D. In the year of our Lord, 1953, I was drafted into the Armed Forces of the U.S. during the Korean War. I was to graduate in June of that year from Brooklyn College but was drafted in April, three months prior to my graduation. After basic training, I was ultimately […]

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