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Gerald W. Deas M.D., MPH

Stories by Gerald

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When taste and smell got lost

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

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Water down your high blood pressure

Until 1955, there were no drugs to control high blood pressure. People with this condition were in deep water and became water logged due to the retention of excess fluid. Thus, a condition known as hypertension resulted.

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Fuel for school daze

School bells are ringing and children will be doing more than singing. Studies show that many will have difficulty with concentration and memory and display many other anti-learning characteristics. Dr. Gerald Deas reports on this deficiency.

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If I Can Help Somebody(’s arteries and veins)

To keep veins healthy, reducing clot formation is a must. Some clot prevention can be achieved by taking these precautions:

Gout will make you shout!

Gout is a painful form of arthritis sure to make you shout.

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The SCW guilt

As we approach the early spring months, many resolutions that we made at the beginning of the year have not been realized. This may cause us to have the SCW guilt.

Emotional triggers

The meaning of emotional triggers.

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Native-Americans became immigrants in their own land

It seems today that the immigrants entering our country are being singled out as undesirable and not welcomed in this land of freedom.

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How good is your soil?

The poet Sasha Nyary wrote a wonderful piece depicting what seeds we should plant if we are to enjoy life.

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Clot busters save organs

I am sure you have heard and sung the carefree little camp song that went something like this: “Row, row, row your boat/Gently down the stream/Merrily, merrily, merrily, merrily/Life is just a dream.”

If I can help somebody’s arteries and veins

I’m sure that you have heard some great gospel singers sing that wrenching and uplifting song “If I Can Help Somebody.”

Dying to live

It seems that doctors are not taking patients’ pain seriously.

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Drinks that drain the brain

How do your children behave at home, at play and at school?

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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.”

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E. coli on your feet will defeat ya!

E. coli: A motile, rod-like bacteria found in the intestines (gut) in man and many animals that, under certain conditions, can cause infection of the urinary and gastrointestinal tract requiring medical care.

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Emotional triggers

Emotional: Feeling abandoned, forsaken, destitute, depleted, drained, exhausted, empty-headed.

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Don’t rush it, to flush it!

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

Teenage killing? Enough said

As I drive through African-American communities, I cannot recognize a Boys and Girls Club, after-school programs, Little League baseball and football teams or Sunday school teachers, who make a commitment to teach from September until June.

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‘Arthur’ ain’t so righteous

Many of my religious patients refer to the medical condition known as arthritis as “Arthur,” and when Arthur ain’t so kind to them, he’s arthritis or just plain irritating.

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Assault upon salt

Salt should be charged with assault and battery for what it is doing to our bodies.

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Emotional triggers

Emotional: Definition: Abandonment, forsaken, destitute, depleted, drained, exhausted, empty-headed.

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

I am sure you have heard that old hit song, “What’s Love Got to Do With It?” Well, ladies, whether you’re in love or not, when you have uncomfortable feelings in your chest that persist, those signs and symptoms can have a lot to do with your survival.

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Laughter may be the answer

My mom used to say that when things were not up to par, “Laugh and the world laughs with you, cry and you cry alone.” She also used to sing a song with the words, “Get your hat and get your coat, leave your worries on the doorstep, life can be so sweet, on the sunny side of the street.”

Aspirin: Foe or friend?

Aspirin is a wonderful drug, but it has its complications.

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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.

Stop, look, don’t listen!

Years ago, there used to be signs on different corners warning you about traffic. The signs would read: “Stop, Look and Listen.”

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Chicken pox redux: Shingles

When I was a kid growing up in Brooklyn, N.Y., It seemed like everyone got that viral disease known as “chicken pox.” It was a welcome condition that allowed you to stay home from school and be relieved of the scratching that it caused.

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How good is your soil?

In the Garden of Gethsemane, Christ planted his seeds of love in the (soil) soul of God. In three ways, he was resurrected in all his glory!

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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.

The Earth and body clocks

An article by Dr. Richard Martin, head of the pulmonary division at the National Jewish Center for Immunology and Respiratory Medicine, Denver, Colo., revealed that different diseases and body systems peak at various times throughout the day.

Cocoa has flavor and flavonoids

Recents studies have shown that foods rich in an antioxidant known as a flavonoid, such as cocoa, red wine, and green vegetables, can be healthy for our hearts.

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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.

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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.

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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A rap to the bladder

Just below your navel is the area where the bladder lies.

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. Hey! What a relief! When you think about it, life is wonderful, and everyone should count their many blessings.

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A Lazy Heart May Need Coenzyme Q10

Can you imagine an engine running 24 hours a day, seven days a week, 365 days a year without stopping? Well, that little muscle called the heart that sits inside your chest and is about the size of your fist does just that.

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When taste and smell get lost

House Calls

Mrs. S. is a 79-year-old mother of four children, 20 grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren. She had just returned to her home after a two-week hospital stay because of congestive heart failure. I was called by her family because of her great weight loss and an overall poor nutritional state.

Vitamin D is desirable

Recently, an increase in the intake of vitamin D has been reported to prevent early deaths by heart disease, diabetes and cancer.

A half empty glass for medical care

I am sure that you have heard the expression after things have overtaken you to look at the situation as a glass half full, rather than a glass half empty. In my practice of medicine, I have always advised a patient after a diagnosis is made to consider that many things may be done to relieve suffering and bring their health back into balance.

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One-on-one for survival

Young African-Americans are at risk. They are not only dying physically but also mentally. They apparently feel that there is no hope for their future. We have to address this dismal state immediately if we are going to survive as a people.

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Red yeast rice is nice to your blood vessels

House Calls

For centuries, Chinese physicians have used herbal medicines.

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Getting a jump on razor bumps

House Calls

A few weeks ago, I went to get a haircut, only to find that the shop was closed, and the barber that I had visited for many years was not there. There was no sign or reason as to why he left. Needing a cut very badly, I visited another shop in the area. When I entered, there were six barbers and a load of heads waiting to be trimmed.

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