Homestyle Healing from a Doctor in the 'Hood

Homestyle Healing from a Doctor in the 'Hood : A Head-To-Toe Health Guide for African Americans

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A family doctor for more than fifty years, Gerald Deas has treated generations of families in Queens, New York. As a medical expert, he gained national prominence in the early 1960s for his campaign against the selling of laundry starch to pregnant black women as a supposed source of calcium. Since then he has crusaded for the health of his community on both fronts, with hands-on healing locally and regular television and radio appearances and newspaper columns nationwide. In Homestyle Healing from a Doctor in the ’Hood, the good doctor dispenses his wisdom in one volume.

In three sections—“Mind, Body, Soul,” “An Ounce of Prevention,” and “A Pound of Cure”—written with a healthy dose of country charm, Dr. Deas provides vital information for African Americans about how to maintain optimum health, and how to prevent or manage the diseases most common to them. For each disease—asthma, cancer, diabetes, heart disease, high blood pressure, and sickle cell anemia—he provides a thorough explanation of symptoms and treatments as well as “Deas Remedies”—his own practical tips gleaned from a half-century of medical service.

Studies show that African Americans receive the worst health care, and many remain skeptical of doctors and hospitals. This critical book will provide help, comfort, and assurance for a community in need.
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  • Paperback | 272 pages
  • English
  • 0767915259
  • 9780767915250

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