Dr. Gerald Deas

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Fading minds need your time

I had many elderly patients who, unfortunately, began to have fading minds and lived alone...

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Dedicated to those who did not survive Sept. 11, 2001

When the building of the Twin Towers of the World Trade Center was proposed in...

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Garlic: The breath of life

I am familiar with one herb in the plant kingdom that has kept people healthy through the centuries.

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Beware of the kitty cat’s scratch and litter

This column is dedicated to Mittens, my family’s beloved and deceased cat.

A fight with sulfites

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 reactions, as well as throat irritation.

The cough, that irritating cough

Basically, the body eliminates foreign material by coughing. Now, the cough may be caused by dust, mold, vapors from spray cans, dusting powders, perfumes or a host of other irritants that might be in the air. However, there is one cough that is caused by a condition that is often overlooked.

A rap to the bladder

Just below your navel is the area where the bladder lies internally. Tenderness in this area can often signal that a bladder infection may be in progress.

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Asthma: Food for thought—and lungs

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 and brain, alive.

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Diabetes with a touch of cinnamon

I have never been to a family gathering, church dinner, birthday party or dinner-dance where a high calorie meal isn’t followed by a higher calorie, sweeter than sweet dessert.

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Got oil? Fossil folly or oil greed?

The processes through which past societies have undermined themselves by damaging their environments fall into eight categories, whose relative importance differs from case to case.

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