Gerald W. Deas M.D., MPH



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The plan for a best defense

The virus that causes coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19), is thought to have come from a bat. Where the bat got it from is uncertain. However, the virus is here for now and we humans must learn to live and protect ourselves from it.

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Flu prevention tips

Well, the sneeze and sore throat season is upon us with a vengeance, with the added anxiety of the coronavirus making the news numerous times a day.

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Shingles: chicken pox more painful return

When I was a kid, growing up in Brooklyn, N.Y., it seemed like everyone got that viral disease known as “chicken pox.”

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Keep an ‘eye on’ iron

My first recollection of the importance of the word “iron” is when my mom would get up at 4 a.m. and begin to wash and “iron” clothes for the elite to supplement my father’s hard-earned but meager wages.

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The touch of a cold

Well, sneeze and sore throat season is upon us with a vengeance. I don’t know about you, but even I have had an unexplained cough with a tickle in my throat.

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Healing body and mind

No matter what medical condition you may be experiencing, just remember, there are still many areas of your body that are healthy and must be maintained in good health. It helps to change your lifestyle and take charge of your life.

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Do you smell and taste well?

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

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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.”

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Holiday thoughts

Well, commercial Xmas is over, and folks are beginning to regain their sanity after buying, buying and buying.

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Ginger: a healing winter treat

My first introduction to an ethnic cookie was the gingerbread boy or girl that I saw in the window of my local bakery.

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