Tag: Gerald Deas

To tell the ‘tooth’ about low birth weight babies

To tell the ‘tooth’ about low birth weight babies

| March 23, 2016

By Gerald W. Deas, M.D. MPH Babies born weighing less than 2,500 grams and who spent less than 37 weeks in the mother’s womb, are known as pre-term low birth weight (PLBW) infants. Whether it’s the tooth or the truth, the cause of these low weight bundles of joy may be due to poor dental […]

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Love saves the day

Love saves the day

| March 16, 2016

By Gerald W. Deas, M.D. In my office, I had a small plaque on the wall with the inscription, “Love cannot be begged, bought or stolen… it can only be given away.” After listening to the medical histories and stories of many patients, I am convinced that the prescription for many diseased states should be […]

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The breast, more or less!

The breast, more or less!

| March 9, 2016

By Gerald W. Deas, M.D. Women seem to worry about having small breasts and men are distressed when they have too much breast. Usually, small breasts in women is not related to any particular hormonal condition but is most likely genetic, or may be due to a decrease in estrogen production. However, when men begin […]

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Stop, look, don’t listen!

Stop, look, don’t listen!

| February 17, 2016

By Gerald W. Deas, M.D., MPH Years ago, there use to be signs on different corners warning you about traffic. The signs would read: ”Stop, Look and Listen.” The signs now have been replaced by a green or red hand to warn you of dangers in crossing. I remember, as a kid, my teacher would […]

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Be more vocal about asthma

Be more vocal about asthma

| February 10, 2016

By Gerald W. Deas, M.D. The voice box is located in the center of the neck. Two structures making up this box are the vocal cords, which are two folds of tissue that protrude from the sides of the box to form a narrow slit which allows air to pass through. When air passes between […]

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You’ll lose with pneumonia, booze

You’ll lose with pneumonia, booze

| February 6, 2016

By Gerald W. Deas, M.D.MPH While training at Kings County Hospital in Internal Medicine, I often had to admit many patients with pneumonia. During their hospital stay, some would do well while others did poorly. In reviewing their medical history, those who did not do well usually had a history of alcoholism. These patients would […]

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Emotional triggers

Emotional triggers

| January 20, 2016

By Gerald W. Deas, M.D. Emotional:  Definition:  Abandonment, forsaken, destitute, depleted, drained, exhausted, empty-headed. “By starving emotions, we become humorless, rigid and stereotyped; by repressing them, we become literal, reformatory and holier- than thou; encouraged, they perfumed life; discouraged they poison it.”—Joseph Collins, 1866-1950 American Neurologist. “No soul is desolate as long as there is […]

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The gift of water

The gift of water

| January 13, 2016

By Gerald W. Deas, M.D. In the beginning, as recorded in Genesis 1: 9-10: “And God said, ‘Let the vapors separate to form the sky above and the oceans below.’ So God made the sky, dividing the vapor above from the water below. This all happened on the second day. Then God said, ‘Let the […]

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The SCW guilt

The SCW guilt

| January 6, 2016

By Gerald W. Deas, M.D. As we approach the early spring months, many resolutions that we made at the beginning of the year have not been realized. This may cause us to have the SCW guilt. The more conscientious we are, the greater is the depression  and feeling of failure. By now, I guess you […]

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A reason for a spiritual season

A reason for a spiritual season

| December 23, 2015

By Gerald W. Deas, M.D. A few years ago, I took care of a beautiful, elderly, blind, African American woman who was cared for by a gentle, sweet, elderly white lady. No one could deny that this relationship was truly a spiritual one. In fact, I was so moved by their love and concern toward […]

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