Gerald W. Deas M.D., MPH



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Are you breathless with asthma?

Asthma is like blowing up a balloon and constricting the opening that allows the air to escape.

Aiding and maintaining one’s independence

Without a doubt, apes are intelligent beings.

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Black youths, legalized pot and generation incarceration

When I was a youngster, full of energy and acting up, the old folks would say I was “cutting up.”

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Hypertension, obesity and diabetes equals metabolic syndrome

Some folks just have hypertension with normal cholesterol levels and are not obese. Others might have high cholesterol but no hypertension or obesity.

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You’ve got some nerve

In my family, when someone did something outrageous, you would hear that expression, “You’ve got some nerve.”

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Whey is way up in preventing muscle weakness

Can you recall the nursery rhyme “Little Miss Muffet?”

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It’s time to mind your body

I am sure that you’ve been reading in recent articles how physicians are finally trying to incorporate the minds of patients into the healing process. That is long overdue. In fact, the concept is still not part of the curriculum in medical schools, where the art of healing is first introduced to future doctors.

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Annoyed with fibroids?

More hysterectomies are performed each year because of the growth of fibroids. The uterus has been defined as an organ in mammals that holds, protects and usually nourishes the young until birth. Well, I beg to differ with this definition.

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Women, alcohol abuse and four coping skills for recovery

A recent study that showed even moderate alcohol consumption can take years off your life not only attracted a lot of media attention but also caused other studies about drinking to seem even more worrisome, especially with their findings about women.

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Tropical fruit: more than a treat

All right, you have some dollars in your hand to spend for a tasty treat. A burger with relish, onions and ketchup would taste great, particularly with its special sauce.

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