Tag: Gerald Deas

Carrots, not carats, are a girl’s best friend

Carrots, not carats, are a girl’s best friend

| April 1, 2015

By Gerald W. Deas, M.D. If you look at a bunch of carrots, they look like beautiful, golden orange fingers although they do not have any 24 carat diamonds embracing them. These fingers, however, contain nutrients that will enrich your life. It has been said that diamonds are a girl’s best friend. I guess this […]

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Chicken pox revisited: Shingles

Chicken pox revisited: Shingles

| March 25, 2015

By Gerald W. Deas, M.D.MPH When I was a kid, growing up in Brooklyn, N.Y., It seemed like everyone got that viral disease known as “chicken pox.” It was a welcome condition that allowed you to stay home from school and be relieved of the scratching that it caused. Sometimes the scratching was so intense […]

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The SCW guilt

The SCW guilt

| March 18, 2015

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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How good is your soil?

How good is your soil?

| March 11, 2015

By Gerald W. Deas,M.D.MPH In the Garden of Gethsemane, Christ planted His seeds of love in the (soil) soul of God. In three ways, He was resurrected in all His glory! This new lily of the valley introduced to the world a new concept of life eternal. As we come into this Easter season, I […]

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A fight with sulfites

A fight with sulfites

| March 4, 2015

By Gerald W. Deas, M.D. Mrs. C.,34, works as a clerk in a duplicating shop. When she consulted me about night wheezing and shortness of breath, the first question I asked was whether she had experienced the wheezing and chronic coughing at work. It is known that fumes from copy machines can cause  such allergic […]

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Diabetes with a touch of cinnamon

Diabetes with a touch of cinnamon

| February 24, 2015

By Gerald W. Deas, M.D. I have never been to a family gathering, church dinner, birthday party or dinner-dance, where a high calorie meal wasn’t followed by a higher calorie sweeter than sweet dessert. This combination of foods and desserts seems to get folks up into an “electric slide” attitude, thinking that they will burn […]

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Bad coppers, good coppers

Bad coppers, good coppers

| February 18, 2015

By Gerald W. Deas, M.D. When I was a kid, law officers, peace officers and policemen were referred to as cops or coppers by the bad guys. It was the coppers against the gangsters. In the local movies, I would sit on the edge of my seat watching the good cops take out the bad […]

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BIBLE=Basic Instructions Before Leaving Earth Regarding Children

BIBLE=Basic Instructions Before Leaving Earth Regarding Children

| February 11, 2015

By Gerald W. Deas, M.D. In this column today, I would like to dwell on the many folks who have contributed toward children’s well being. In the gospel of Matthew 19:13, it states: “Little children were brought for Jesus to lay his hands on them and pray. But the disciples scolded those who brought them. […]

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A half empty glass for medical care

A half empty glass for medical care

| February 6, 2015

By Gerald W. Deas, M.D. I am sure that you have heard the expression after things have overtaken you to look at the situation with a glass half full, rather than a glass half empty. In my practice of medicine, I have always advised a patient after a diagnosis is made, to consider that many […]

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Listen to the elders

Listen to the elders

| January 6, 2015

By Gerald W. Deas, M.D. Oliver Manning, my patient, was short in stature but had a giant heart and mind. I took care of this wonderful man and his wife for many years. Before age took over his memory, he shared many instructive poems that I often heard him recite. As you read the following poem […]

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