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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

How to Avoid the Most Frequent Causes of Death

Introduction This Straight, No Chaser reviews the most frequent causes of death and how to avoid them. It is interesting and curious to hear everyone obsess over how esoteric and r
By Jeffrey Sterling, MD December 16, 2018

Sexually Transmitted Infections Vlog

Introduction This is a Straight, No Chaser Sexually Transmitted Infections vlog. The Straight, No Chaser vlog series presents “health care basics” to keep you safe, healthy an
By Jeffrey Sterling, MD December 15, 2018

Fiber and Weight Loss

Introduction Here’s a vlog to discuss the special relationship between fiber and weight loss! Here’s a sterlingmedicaladvice.com “health care basic.” All w
By Jeffrey Sterling, MD December 14, 2018

Treatment of Food Poisoning

Introduction The vomiting, diarrhea, fever, abdominal cramps and all around bad feelings you may get with food poisoning is extremely unpleasant. We’ve previously discussed prev
By Jeffrey Sterling, MD December 13, 2018

Understanding Food Poisoning

Introduction We make a decision with everything we place into our mouths. We also exhibit a large amount of trust that the food we eat is safe. Most of the time that’s true, but
By Jeffrey Sterling, MD December 12, 2018

Protecting Yourself From Food Contamination and Foodborne Illness

Introduction This post is about food contamination and minimizing your risk of foodborne illness. Those of you who are regular readers of Straight, No Chaser may have heard me sa
By Jeffrey Sterling, MD December 11, 2018

Answers to Questions about Vomiting and Diarrhea

Introduction You’ve all been there and done that. It’s always a bad day when you get the so-called stomach flu… First of all ‘the flu’ is a respiratory disease (affec
By Jeffrey Sterling, MD December 10, 2018

The Holiday Heart Syndrome

Introduction There’s something about the holiday season and flickering. We’re all aware that Christmas lights are meant to do so, but did you know that your heart is more incli
By Jeffrey Sterling, MD December 9, 2018

Hypertension Vlog: A Ticking Time Bomb

Introduction Welcome to the Straight, No Chaser hypertension vlog! The Straight, No Chaser vlog (video blog) series presents “health care basics” to keep you safe, healthy a
By Jeffrey Sterling, MD December 8, 2018

Frequently Asked Hypertension Questions

Introduction In this post, we answer frequently asked hypertension questions. High blood pressure (hypertension) is so prevalent and such a consequence of the way we live that you
By Jeffrey Sterling, MD December 7, 2018

High Blood Pressure (Hypertension)

Introduction Hypertension (aka high blood pressure) is called the silent killer. It’s common for me to see someone who thought they were ‘fine’ drop dead from its effects, ne
By Jeffrey Sterling, MD December 6, 2018

Flu Prevention without Receiving the Vaccine

Introduction This post discussion flu prevention options. Many people choose not to get the influenza vaccine (the “flu shot”). There are various reasons for this decis
By Jeffrey Sterling, MD December 5, 2018

Flu Myths and Questions

Introduction This Straight, No Chaser addresses flu myths and address a few frequently asked questions.Every year 36,000 people die and over 200,000 are hospitalized each year due
By Jeffrey Sterling, MD December 4, 2018

Health Promotion – Introducing “Invisible Health”

Introduction This post discusses invisible health: how your healthy habits produce benefits throughout your days! Good habits are just as addictive as bad habits, but they’re
By Jeffrey Sterling, MD December 3, 2018

Tips on Buying Safe Toys and Gifts

Introduction If you’re shopping today, don’t you want to make sure you’re buying safe toys? At Straight, No Chaser, we review the literature and give you the goo
By Jeffrey Sterling, MD November 23, 2018

World AIDS Day

Introduction Today is World AIDS day. This isn’t 1983. The mystery of how HIV infection is contracted has come and gone. Be knowledgable to be empowered. This is the first blog i
By Jeffrey Sterling, MD December 1, 2018

How To Complete End of Life Planning

Introduction Decisions about your final days need to include end of life planning. Now that you’ve had a chance to wrap your mind around the concept of needing to make end of lif
By Jeffrey Sterling, MD November 29, 2018

End of Life Decision Making

Introduction This Straight, No Chaser post addresses considerations related to end of life decision making. Having this conversation when death is staring you or a loved one in th
By Jeffrey Sterling, MD November 28, 2018