Dr. Gerald Deas

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Be more vocal about asthma

Dr. Deas discusses the dangers of asthma.

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The skin we’re in

The skin is the largest organ of the body and is a mirror image of what is going on inside and outside. It maintains the correct internal temperature of the body.

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Alcohol and Old Lace

Many renowned people 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.

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A love of birds and animals

Inner-city stray birds and animals experience hazardous conditions during the winter months while they are trying to survive.

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Berries are berry good for you

If the great baseball player Darryl Strawberry would have eaten more strawberries, he may have prevented the development of colon cancer.

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NYC Health + Hospitals honors disabilities advocate Marilyn E. Saviola

NYC Health + Hospitals’ Vice President of Ambulatory Care, Dr. Ted Long, last week honored Marilyn E. Saviola, the founder of the Independence Care System Women’s Health Program and nationally recognized disability-rights advocate, for her unwavering advocacy for the rights of people with physical disabilities to live at home and in the community as independently as possible.

Grapefruit juice and magnesium for high blood pressure

Years ago, I can recall my mom and her friends talking about taking Epsom salts and grapefruit juice to lower blood pressure.

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Mine and mind your own body

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.

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Food for thought—and lung health

Taking up most of the space in our chests are two beautiful organs called the lungs. Yes, they breathe, providing our bodies with the needed oxygen to keep the other organs—such as the heart, kidneys, brain, etc.—alive.

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Life is a matter of fact

Anything that exists on this planet is made up of atoms and is a form of matter. For example, H2O (water) is made up of two atoms of hydrogen and one atom of oxygen.

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