While training at Kings County Hospital in internal medicine, I often had to admit many patients with pneumonia.
There is an old World War II song that states, “Save the bones for Henry Jones, ‘cause Henry don’t eat no meat.” When the war was upon us, it was difficult to get meat, and most families made soups containing bones. Often, when there are diet changes, it is advantageous to our health. In this case, we were getting adequate calcium in our diets from the bones.
When I was growing up, every home had a black frying pan. The blacker it...
When I was a kid, two things would cause me to have a big lip, and that was a punch in my mouth from a friend...
I had many elderly patients who, unfortunately, began to have fading minds and lived alone...
When the building of the Twin Towers of the World Trade Center was proposed in...
I am familiar with one herb in the plant kingdom that has kept people healthy through the centuries.
This column is dedicated to Mittens, my family’s beloved and deceased cat.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
When I was a little boy, many, many years ago, at the end of the summer, when fruits and vegetables were at their peak deliciousness, my mom would get out the well-used utensils for preserving the sun-filled morsels of nature's bounty.
Dr. Deas discusses the dangers of asthma.
If the great baseball player Darryl Strawberry would have eaten more strawberries, he may have prevented the development of colon cancer.
When I was a youngster growing up in Brooklyn, I actually prayed for snow to come.
Going back to my roots in Africa, I relate that the witch doctor not only used herbs and other medicines, but also used the power of his spirit to heal.
the body eliminates foreign material by coughing
I want to enlighten you about another “good cop” known as the trace element called copper
My first recollection that I have of the importance of the word “iron” is when my mom would get up at 4 a.m. and begin to wash and iron clothes for the elite in order to supplement my father’s hard-earned but meager wages. I could hear her knuckles rhythmically rubbing clothes on a washboard, sometimes while she hummed the sacred song “Precious Lord, Take My Hand.”
When Duke Ellington composed the song “It Don’t Mean a Thing (If It Ain’t Got That Swing),” which is now accepted as a jazz standard, with the lyrics of Irving Mills in 1931, it was based upon the thoughts of Ellington’s former trumpeter Bubber Miley, who was dying of tuberculosis.
In other words, make sure that if you are experiencing symptoms of an early heart attack or stroke, that you are able to get to a hospital where there is a clot-busting team on staff 24 hours a day.
I hope that this article is not misleading. I am not writing about doctors who take care of the ears or doctors who give eye care.
“Ode to Broccoli” Broccoli is a vegetable Not embraced by all Although it’s plentiful Both spring and fall
Several years ago, a young boy named Cliff Glover was murdered in Southeast Queens. Unfortunately, the bullet that killed him was from a law enforcement officer. His death took place in the early morning hours when most young children were still in bed. I was still sleeping, but I was awakened by a phone call saying that this young man had been shot and killed. I immediately got in touch with the family to ensure that I and others from the community would be by their side and demand justice.
More hysterectomies are performed each year due to the growth of fibroids. The uterus has been defined as a organ in mammals that holds, protects and usually nourishes the young until birth.
The first recollection that I have of the importance of the word “iron” is when my mom would get up at 4 a.m. and begin to wash and iron clothes for the elite to supplement my father’s hard-earned but meager wages. I could hear her knuckles rhythmically rubbing clothes on a washboard while she sometimes hummed the sacred song “Precious Lord, Take My Hand.”
I am sure that you've heard of the biblical adventure of Daniel in the lion's...
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. This combination of foods and desserts seems to get folks up into an “Electric Slide” attitude, thinking that they will burn up some of those calories, but to no avail. It would be better if they at least deserted the dessert. When you think about it, that extra “s” in dessert is the extra sugar (glucose), which ultimately may cause diabetes.
While growing up, the only Santa Claus I believed in was a fat, cheery, robust,...