Gerald W. Deas M.D., MPH

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If I can help somebody’s arteries and veins

I’m sure that you have heard some great gospel singers sing that wrenching and uplifting song “If I Can Help Somebody.”

Dying to live

It seems that doctors are not taking patients’ pain seriously.

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Drinks that drain the brain

How do your children behave at home, at play and at school?

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Feeling good? Whether it’s the weather

St. Francis of Assisi (think of the new pope) wrote a wonderful poem called “The Hymn of the Sun.”

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E. coli on your feet will defeat ya!

E. coli: A motile, rod-like bacteria found in the intestines (gut) in man and many animals that, under certain conditions, can cause infection of the urinary and gastrointestinal tract requiring medical care.

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Emotional triggers

Emotional: Feeling abandoned, forsaken, destitute, depleted, drained, exhausted, empty-headed.

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Don’t rush it, to flush it!

A few years ago, I wrote an article titled “Don’t Rush With the Flush.”

Teenage killing? Enough said

As I drive through African-American communities, I cannot recognize a Boys and Girls Club, after-school programs, Little League baseball and football teams or Sunday school teachers, who make a commitment to teach from September until June.

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‘Arthur’ ain’t so righteous

Many of my religious patients refer to the medical condition known as arthritis as “Arthur,” and when Arthur ain’t so kind to them, he’s arthritis or just plain irritating.

Clot busters save organs

I am sure you have heard and sung the carefree little camp song that went something like this: “Row, row, row your boat/Gently down the stream/Merrily, merrily, merrily, merrily/Life is just a dream.”

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