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Self-Help Through Activity and Exercise

Introduction Today’s topic is self-help through activity and exercise! Let’s start with your take home points: Lesson one is on activity and exercise. Remember, these a
By Jeffrey Sterling, MD February 24, 2020

Healthy Eating is Healthy Living

Introduction Healthy eating is about as fundamental a proposition as you get on your journey to taking control of your own health. This Straight, No Chaser offers you tips that rep
By Jeffrey Sterling, MD February 17, 2020

Ten Questions to Ask Your Physician

Introduction Today’s message is simple: Ask Your Physician! Straight, No Chaser continues this empowerment series with this simple direction. Think about it. When exactly was
By Jeffrey Sterling, MD February 10, 2020

Stress Management is Health Self-Empowerment!

Introduction Doesn’t it seem logical that if you want to be fully empowered you need adequate coping and stress-management skills? This is the fourth of the Straight, No Chas
By Jeffrey Sterling, MD February 3, 2020

Cost Effective Self Care

Introduction Cost effective self care is probably something you’ve never verbalized. However, it’s more likely something that’s constantly on your mind, whether c
By Jeffrey Sterling, MD January 27, 2020

Your Health Screening Guide

Introduction Health screening is a critical part of your self care. This is the third in the Straight, No Chaser series on self-empowerment. Therefore, today’s message should
By Jeffrey Sterling, MD January 20, 2020

How to Find Health Insurance

Introduction Do you have health insurance? Even if you do, do you still feel like you pay a lot for your medical expenses? Here’s the point: do you know what the #1 cost of perso
By Jeffrey Sterling, MD January 13, 2020

Wishing You Health and Happiness for the Holidays!

Straight, No Chaser has been offering you health and happiness for seven years. It isn’t a medical encyclopedia. It’s meant to empower you to make choices that best su
By Jeffrey Sterling, MD December 25, 2019

Health Self-Empowerment: 2020 Vision!

Introduction Straight, No Chaser is committed to health self-empowerment. In this new year, we’re going to help you have 2020 vision. Over the next ten weeks, we will systema
By Jeffrey Sterling, MD January 6, 2020

Holiday Season Health Considerations

Holiday Season Health Considerations Are holiday season health considerations a thing? Yes! We want the holidays to be a time of happiness and health. Part of that involves being p
By Jeffrey Sterling, MD December 16, 2019

Avoiding the Most Frequent Causes of Death

Introduction This Straight, No Chaser is all about avoiding the most frequent causes of death because… life! It is interesting and curious to hear everyone obsess over how es
By Jeffrey Sterling, MD December 9, 2019

It’s Handwashing Awareness Week – You’re Doing It Wrong!

Introduction This Straight, No Chaser is for National Handwashing Awareness Week and its related activities. Yes, we need to have this conversation. I see you all day everyday. Th
By Jeffrey Sterling, MD December 2, 2019

25 Tips That WILL Increase Your Life Expectancy

Introduction Want to increase your life expectancy and live better longer? You may want to keep this post. I haven’t exactly found the Fountain of Youth, but I do know what activ
By Jeffrey Sterling, MD November 25, 2019

November is COPD Awareness Month

Introduction November is COPD Awareness Month. Unfortunately, you already know a lot about COPD without realizing it or even having to think about it. You’ve seen patients walki
By Jeffrey Sterling, MD November 18, 2019

National Diabetes Month – Diabetes Awareness

Introduction November is National Diabetes Month. The National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI) has chosen to focus on the link between diabetes and cardiovascular disease
By Jeffrey Sterling, MD November 11, 2019

A Challenge to Prevent Alhzeimer’s Disease

Introduction Who wouldn’t want to prevent Alzheimer’s Disease? We’ve done a few challenges in this space. However, remember that we’re never as interested in the ac
By Jeffrey Sterling, MD November 4, 2019

It’s ADHD Awareness Month!

Introduction It’s ADHD Awareness Month, and this Straight, No Chaser discusses Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (aka ADD). To begin with, let’s set aside the jokes or c
By Jeffrey Sterling, MD October 28, 2019

November Is American Diabetes Month

November is National Diabetes Month, a time when communities across the country team up to bring attention, to raise awareness, and to improve understanding of diabetes among peopl
By Clyde October 25, 2019

National Dental Hygiene Month

Introduction This Straight, No Chaser post gives you the information you need for National Dental Hygiene Month. If you ignore your teeth, they’ll go away. You may not think that
By Jeffrey Sterling, MD October 21, 2019

Domestic Violence Awareness Month

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 14, 2019