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National Condom Week and Your Guide to Safe Sex

Introduction This Straight, No Chaser acknowledges National Condom Week and provides you a guide to safe sex and condom use. We know you think this is a simple topic, and you’
By Jeffrey Sterling, MD February 11, 2019

Your Guide to Combating Cold Exposure

Introduction This Straight, No Chaser addresses various components of cold exposure. Congratulations! We sincerely hope you and your loved ones have survived the polar vortex and c
By Jeffrey Sterling, MD February 4, 2019

In The News: What “Medicare For All” Means and Might Look Like

Introduction In the news is a proclamation from no fewer than three prominent candidates for President that they would seek to implement “Medicare For All” as America’s h
By Jeffrey Sterling, MD January 30, 2019

A Dream of Equal Access to Health Care

Introduction On the day of observation of the life and legacy of Martin Luther King, Jr., we discuss applying his dream to equal access of health care. On this national day of cele
By Jeffrey Sterling, MD January 21, 2019

Simple Weight Loss Strategies

Introduction Today’s post, Simple Weight Loss Strategies, brings a guest contributor! Straight, No Chaser welcomes Sandra Gultry, a Registered Dietitian, and o
By Jeffrey Sterling, MD January 17, 2019

Stalking Awareness

Introduction Stalking awareness conversations aren’t held very often. However, the scope of stalking is wide enough, and stalking is common enough, that you should know about it.
By Jeffrey Sterling, MD January 28, 2019

National Drug and Alcohol Facts Week

Introduction It’s National Drug and Alcohol Facts Week. Accordingly, this Straight, No Chaser post provides information you need to know! Let’s start with this simple
By Jeffrey Sterling, MD January 21, 2019

Cervical Health Awareness Month

Introduction January is Cervical Health Awareness Month. To that end, The Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) boldly proclaims “No woman should die of cervical cancer
By Jeffrey Sterling, MD January 14, 2019

Straight No Chaser’s Guide to Completing New Year’s Resolutions

Introduction This Straight, No Chaser post is a guide to help you completing your New Year’s resolutions! You call them New Year’s resolutions. We call it getting your heal
By Jeffrey Sterling, MD January 7, 2019

The 72 Hours Life Approach to Implementing New Year’s Resolutions

Introduction It’s the beginning of the year and time for implementing your New Year’s Resolutions! You’ve probably been reflective and have done inventory on major parts
By Jeffrey Sterling, MD January 3, 2019

Introducing the New 2019 Straight No Chaser: Happy New Year!

Introduction Welcome to the new 2019 Straight, No Chaser: our seventh year! We hope you’ve enjoyed our over two thousand blogs and vlogs, and thank you to the millions of yo
By Jeffrey Sterling, MD January 1, 2019

Driving Under the Influence (DUI) & New Year’s Eve

Introduction This post is about driving under the influence (DUI) of alcohol and other illicit substances. Celebrating New Year’s Eve? As I am known to say, risks represent incid
By Jeffrey Sterling, MD December 31, 2018

Eliminating Alcohol from the Body

Introduction This Straight, No Chaser post is about eliminating alcohol from the body. We get questions from you all the time. In preparation for New Year’s Eve, here’s
By Jeffrey Sterling, MD December 30, 2018

Improving Health In The Black Family

Introduction This post addresses challenges and solutions to health in the Black Family. The African-American family is besieged with several challenges. I would suggest the most f
By Jeffrey Sterling, MD December 24, 2018

Your Hygiene and Risk for Illness

Introduction The Straight, No Chaser post looks at the relationship between your hygiene and illness. There are things you know, there are things you know but don’t really kn
By Jeffrey Sterling, MD December 23, 2018

Basic Questions and Answers about Anemia

Introduction This Straight, No Chaser address your basic questions and answers anemia! What is anemia? Anemia is a condition defined by blood containing a lower than normal number
By Jeffrey Sterling, MD December 2, 2018

Urinary Tract Infections (UTIs)

Introduction Ladies, have you ever been told that you get urinary tract infections (aka UTIs or “bladder infections”) because you didn’t wipe front to back instead of back to
By Jeffrey Sterling, MD November 25, 2018

Prevention and Treatment of Lead Poisoning

Introduction This point is about prevention and treatment of lead poisoning. What you need to know about protecting yourself from lead poisoning and its effects is reducible to awa
By Jeffrey Sterling, MD December 27, 2018

Frequently Asked Questions About Lead Poisoning

Introduction Medically speaking, it really wasn’t long ago when dozens of cases of lead poisoning in Flint, Michigan occurred. Of course, this was a result of elevated levels
By Jeffrey Sterling, MD December 26, 2018

Colorectal Cancer Screening via Colonoscopy

Introduction This post is about the screening colonoscopy. Two previous Straight, No Chaser posts have highlighted recommended screening examinations for men and women between ages
By Jeffrey Sterling, MD January 24, 2019