Gerald W. Deas M.D., MPH



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To tell the tooth about low-birth-weight babies

Babies born weighing less than 2,500 grams and who spent less than 37 weeks in the mother’s womb are known as preterm low-birth-weight infants.

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The Three Doctors host holiday basketball benefit

Saturday, Dec. 8, The Three Doctors— Sampson Davis, M.D., Rameck Hunt, M.D. and George Jenkins, DMD—will host a Holiday Health Basketball Benefit in partnership with the Franklin Board of Education.

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Vitamin D is desirable

Recently, it has been reported that an increase in the intake of vitamin D has resulted in preventing early death caused by heart disease, diabetes and cancer.

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Six tips to help those in recovery avoid alcohol during the holidays

The holidays are a time for family and friends to gather and share laughs, memories and perhaps a drink or two. But for people recovering from an addiction, all that alcohol often present at special events can be worrisome.

Native-Americans became immigrants in their own land

It seems today that the immigrants entering our country are being singled out as undesirable and unwelcome in this land of freedom, especially in comparison to how the pilgrims were welcomed by the Native-Americans and given sustenance for their survival.

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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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Cookware beware

When I was growing up, every home had a black skillet. The blacker it was, the better for frying chicken. That chicken was cooked right to the bone. Some folks even ate the bones.

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When noses are red, no need to be blue

One evening, about 11 p.m., a patient called, frantically explaining that she was bleeding to death from a nosebleed. She had tried everything her family had suggested to stop the oozing blood, including holding her head backward, forward and even sideways. She had placed ice across the bridge of her nose and also across the back of her neck, but to no avail.

Disaster readiness: Be aware and be prepared

Be aware and be prepared. That is the advice of the Medical Society of the State of New York for both the general public and for physicians. If disaster strikes, you might not have time to plan a response.

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Health Department expands services at sexual health clinic

To commemorate National Latinx AIDS Awareness Day, the Health Department recently announced the expansion of services and hours at the Corona Sexual Health Clinic and the second installment of the “¡Listos!” campaign.

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