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October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month

Introduction How’s your breast cancer awareness? Breast cancer affects so many of us. If it doesn’t affect you or your family as well, I hope it’s not because you hav
By Jeffrey Sterling, MD October 22, 2018

Domestic Violence Abuse – How to Get Out of an Abusive Situation

Introduction Remember: You are not to blame, and you need not face domestic violence alone. How would you escape eminent domestic violent abuse?. This is the third post in a Straig
By Jeffrey Sterling, MD October 21, 2018

Identifying Risks of Domestic Violence

Introduction Lower your risks of domestic violence. Today we point to knowledge as the key to preventing potential life-threatening episodes in the household. This is the second i
By Jeffrey Sterling, MD October 20, 2018

Focus on Domestic Violence

Introduction October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month, although it doesn’t take a break during other months. Are you concerned about domestic violence? Probably, you shou
By Jeffrey Sterling, MD October 19, 2018

The Day You Get Diagnosed With HIV

Introduction This blog focuses on the conversation physicians have with patients newly diagnosed with HIV. It is the seventh and final blog in the series on HIV and AIDS. To read
By Jeffrey Sterling, MD October 18, 2018

HIV and STD Risks From Sexual Activities Other Than Intercourse

Introduction – HIV and STD risks This blog focuses on your HIV and STD risks from sexual activities other than intercourse. It is the sixth blog in an ongoing series on HIV
By Jeffrey Sterling, MD October 17, 2018

HIV and STD Risks From Specific Acts of Sexual Intercourse

Introduction – HIV and STD risks This blog focuses on your HIV and STD risks from specific acts of sexual intercourse. It is the fifth blog in an ongoing series on HIV and A
By Jeffrey Sterling, MD October 16, 2018

What Are The Symptoms of HIV and AIDS?

Introduction This is the fourth blog in an ongoing series on HIV and AIDS and focuses on symptoms of HIV and AIDS. To read a discussion of HIV being eliminated from the body, click
By Jeffrey Sterling, MD October 15, 2018

How Do You Contract HIV and AIDS?

Introduction Fortunately, this isn’t 1983, but HIV and AIDS are still far too common. Thankfully, we now know how HIV infection is contracted. Yet, HIV and AIDS awareness are
By Jeffrey Sterling, MD October 14, 2018

Do You Know the Definition of AIDS?

Introduction This is the second blog in an ongoing series on HIV and AIDS. Click here for the introductory blog. What is AIDS? After all these years, it’s still an interesting a
By Jeffrey Sterling, MD October 13, 2018

HIV Awareness Month – Can HIV Be Eliminated From the Body?

Introduction It’s HIV Awareness Month. Certainly you’ve noticed there’s a lot less chatter about HIV lately. Don’t be lulled into a false sense of security.
By Jeffrey Sterling, MD October 12, 2018

How’s Your Dental Hygiene?

Introduction If you ignore your teeth, they’ll go away. You may not think that bad dental hygiene can land you in the emergency room, but it does! One thing in particular I’ve
By Jeffrey Sterling, MD October 11, 2018

Depression – How to Avoid It, When to Get Help

Introduction This is the third post in a series on depression and suicide. In our first post, we focused on the magnitude of  clinical depression and suicide. In the second post,
By Jeffrey Sterling, MD October 10, 2018

Are You Depressed and/or Suicidal?

Introduction In our first post on clinical depression and suicide, we looked at the scope of the disease, and in the next post we will provide tips for you to address depression a
By Jeffrey Sterling, MD October 9, 2018

Personality Disorders Screening Quiz – Now It’s Your Turn!

Introduction – Personality Disorders Screening Quiz First of all, it’s been an interesting week of responses from you on the series of personality disorders. The most commo
By Jeffrey Sterling, MD October 8, 2018

Obsessive-Compulsive, Avoidant and Dependent Personality Disorders

Introduction – Personality Disorders Part 4 The final group of personality disorders we will review involves excessive fears expressed through thoughts or behaviors. They inc
By Jeffrey Sterling, MD October 7, 2018

Narcissistic, Histrionic, Antisocial and Borderline Personality Disorders

Introduction – Personality Disorders Part 3 Again, we must start with a disclaimer about personality disorders. We don’t want all the armchair psychiatrists out there t
By Jeffrey Sterling, MD October 6, 2018

Paranoid, Schizoid and Schizotypal Personality Disorders

Introduction – Personality Disorders Part 2 First of all, what do you really know about paranoid and other personality disorders? Maybe you are reading this because you may b
By Jeffrey Sterling, MD October 5, 2018

Understanding Personality Disorders

Introduction – Understanding Personality Disorders, Part 1 Personality disorders are a much bigger deal than we make them. In fact, we really take mental health for granted.
By Jeffrey Sterling, MD October 4, 2018

Challenges to Your Mental Health and Happiness

Introduction You all have challenges to your mental health and happiness. We are mindful that there are as many of you unsuccessful as there are successful in navigating these cha
By Jeffrey Sterling, MD October 3, 2018