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Gerald W. Deas M.D., MPH



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Local caregivers help seniors battle holiday blues

While the holidays are filled with fun festivities for most of us, this can be the most depressing of all seasons for the elderly.

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A reason for a spiritual season

A few years ago, I took care of a beautiful, elderly, blind African-American woman who was cared for by a gentle, sweet, elderly white lady. No one could deny that this relationship was truly a spiritual one.

Teenage killing? ENUF said

As I drive through the African-American communities of Brooklyn and Queens, I cannot find much evidence of a Boys and Girls Club, after school programs (especially in tutoring), Little League Baseball and Peewee Football teams or male Sunday school teachers who make a commitment to teach from September to June.

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.

The love of life

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

Think life and live longer

When I wake up in the early morning hours after a sound sleep, I feel so good because I’m still alive.

Don’t rush it, to flush it!

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

Exercise: Key to avoiding heart disease, diabetes

Exercise is an important key to avoiding both cardiovascular disease and diabetes.

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A woman’s heart: What do symptoms have to do with it?

I am sure you have heard that old hit song, “What Does Love Have to Do With It.”

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.” A verse relating to the sun states, “Be thou praised, O Lord, for all Thy creation, more especially for our brother the sun, who bringeth forth the day and givest light thereby, for he is glorious and splendid in his radiance, and to Thee, most high, he bears similitude.”

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