Gerald W. Deas M.D., MPH

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Leaves of healing

I believe that the most beautiful and spiritual visual experience I have had is observing the changes of the color of leaves in the fall, which we are still experiencing in many parts of the country.

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A healthy shopper is a wealthy shopper

If you shop for healthy food, you will not only save a lot of money but will also get a wealth of health.

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Love of birds and animals

Inner-city stray birds and animals experience hazardous conditions during the winter months while they are trying to survive

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Fading minds need your time

I have many elderly patients who, unfortunately, began to have fading minds and were living alone. They were being cared for by personnel provided by private and city agencies.

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A half empty glass for medical care

I am sure that you have heard the expression, when things have overtaken you, “Look at the situation with a glass half full, rather than a glass half empty.” In my practice of medicine, I have always advised patients after diagnoses to consider that many things may be done to relieve suffering and bring their health back into balance.

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Whey is way up in preventing muscle weakness

Can you recall the nursery rhyme, “Little Miss Muffet?” It went like this: Little Miss Muffet /Sat on a tuffet/Eating her curds and whey/Along came spider/Who sat down beside her/And frightened Miss Muffet away.

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Afro-Brazilian workshop held to inspire healthy living in the Bronx

On Oct. 15, with support from Bronx Council Member Ritchie Torres, not-for-profit New York community health plan Amida Care presented “Dance to the Rhythm,” a free community “Live Your Life” wellness event at Webster Police Athletic League in the Bronx.

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Waste no time in reducing your waistline

Hey, brothers and sisters, when have you taken a tape measure and measured your waistline? It has been suggested by those who predict whether you could be a victim of cardiac disease that if you are a male, and your waistline is greater than 40 inches or a female with waist size greater than 35 inches, beware. If you really want to determine how you fit into this cardiac category, just stand in front of a full-length mirror. Images don’t lie!

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Ryan Community Health Network opens newest location in Harlem

Elected officials, community representatives and government officials joined the leadership of The William F. Ryan Community Health Network to formally open the Ryan/Frederick Douglass Community Health Center at 128th Street and Frederick Douglass Boulevard in the heart of Harlem.

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The touch of a cold: How to stay healthy this cold and flu season

Well, the sneeze and sore throat season is upon us with a vengeance.

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