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Gerald W. Deas M.D., MPH



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Water down your high blood pressure

Until 1955, there were no drugs to control high blood pressure.

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The medical care insurance can’t pay for

A physician’s prayer: Dear Lord, thou Great Physician, I kneel before Thee.

When taste and smell get lost

Mrs. S. was a 79-year-old mother of four children, 20 grandchildren and seven great grandchildren.

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Just a little touch

From the time I entered medical school, I can’t recall one course that I took that ever mentioned the word “touch.”

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Eating plastic will make you sick

You cannot stretch out the length of your life by eating plastic.

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The defeat of de feet, de knees and de hips

When I was a kid, you would wear a pair of shoes until the soles were so thin that even when you stepped on a stone, you would likely feel the pain.

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The mineral chromium can make you shine

Do you feel a little rusty lately?

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Carrots, not carats, are a girl’s best friend

If you look at a bunch of carrots, they look like beautiful, golden orange fingers, although they do not have any 24-carat diamonds wrapped around them. These fingers, however, contain nutrients that will enrich your life.

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The love of life

As you read this column, just think of the killings that are taking place in our homes, neighborhoods, cities, towns and countries throughout the world.

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Laughter is medicine

Of all the pictures I have viewed by the great and near-great painters, I have never seen one painting that shows God or Jesus laughing or even with a smile.

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