Tag: Gerald 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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Anatomy of the word ‘shellacking’

Anatomy of the word ‘shellacking’

| July 20, 2016

Gerald W. Deas, M.D.MPH At Downstate Medical Center, where I have taught for many years, one of the courses that first-year medical students have to take is an anatomy class. There they are shown how to vut open and dissect the remains of people who have donated their bodies to science so that students can […]

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It’s time to mind your body

It’s time to mind your body

| July 20, 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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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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The Lord is watching over us

The Lord is watching over us

| June 22, 2016

By Gerald W. Deas, M.D. As you read the newspapers and view television, it is obvious that a great change is taking place, not only in this country but all over the world. There is an unrest of those who work hard and can’t think about the future. This idea has been expressed by Robert […]

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