Gerald W. Deas M.D., MPH

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A spin on spinach

When I was a kid, the only way my mom got me to eat my spinach was to sing a song about Popeye and his muscles. I’m sure you remember the words to that song which states, “I’m Popeye the sailor man, I live in a garbage can.

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Gotta get some selenium

Selenium is known as a trace metal. You only need a small amount to do a giant job in keeping the body in good shape.

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Sign a living will, while living well

Today, I would like to introduce you to the Homebody family. Mr and Mrs. Homebody enjoyed the company of two lovely children named affectionately, Brother and Sister.

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The heart of the problem can be pain pills

Most folks will find their way to a doctor's office or an emergency room when...

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Holding on to one’s independence

If you want to experience how difficult it is to get through a day without the use of the thumb and index finger, just immobilize your thumb with a wooden splint.

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Dem bones, dem bones, dem dry bones

There is a gospel song that has been sung by many gospel groups titled “Dem Bones, Dem Bones, Dem Dry Bones.” It tells the story of how the prophet Ezekiel blew breath into despondent folks who were in the Valley of Dry Bones.

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Montefiore Hospital hosts health fair to celebrate 10 years of service

On Saturday, July 20, Montefiore Wakefield Hospital Community members, elected officials and hospital staff gathered to commemorate an incredible 10 years of service.

Eating plastic will make you sick

What did we do before we had plastic? How did we survive? We now have plastic cups, dishes, bottles and wrappings for food.

It’s time to mind your body

I am sure that you have been reading in magazines, newspapers and etc.,

NYC Health + Hospitals help launch prenatal care program

NYC Health + Hospitals/Elmhurst, in partnership with Centering Healthcare Institute, launched a new program for pregnant women aimed at reducing preterm births and encouraging greater patient engagement during the prenatal experience

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