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Fifteen Tips to Care for Diabetic Skin, Part 2

Introduction This post provides diabetic skin care tips! In the previous Straight, No Chaser, we discussed the frailty of  diabetic skin and discussed how that sets one up for
By Jeffrey Sterling, MD November 14, 2018

Diabetic Skin Problems, Part 1

Introduction Today we begin a discussion on diabetic skin problems. Diabetic Skin Problems If you are diabetic or caring for a diabetic, one of the things you’ve likely notic
By Jeffrey Sterling, MD November 13, 2018

Straight, No Chaser Diabetes Vlog

Diabetes Vlog The Straight, No Chaser vlog (video blog) series presents “health care basics” to keep you safe, healthy and out of the emergency room. Today’s Straight
By Jeffrey Sterling, MD November 12, 2018

Diabetes Basics and the Importance of Education

Introduction Today we focus on diabetes basics. Diabetes is a disease in which education is vital. For a diabetic, knowing the disease well allows him or her to better prevent long
By Jeffrey Sterling, MD November 11, 2018

Treating Halloween Mishaps

Introduction In the previous Straight, No Chaser, we offered you tips for a safe Halloween. However, safety tips are only as good as your inclination to use them. Even when an ou
By Jeffrey Sterling, MD October 31, 2018

Halloween Health Tips

Introduction Have you ever said the phrase “Halloween safety tips?” Well, are you taking the young ones trick-or-treating this year? Straight, No Chaser and the Cent
By Jeffrey Sterling, MD October 30, 2018

Straight, No Chaser: Cholesterol – What you should know.

Most people know just enough about cholesterol to be able to do something about it should they choose. Still, seventy-one million American adults have abnormally high cholesterol,
By Jeffrey Sterling, MD September 12, 2018

Straight, No Chaser: Early and Delayed Puberty

The onset of puberty is an anxious enough time without it being complicated by being early or late. You may be familiar with the changes related to puberty, but you also should kno
By Jeffrey Sterling, MD July 30, 2018

Straight, No Chaser: Your Guide to Fighting Childhood Obesity (Works for Adults, Too!)

Would you start your child on a fad diet? Of course not. Combating obesity means consistently applying principles that bear fruit (and include fruits over time). So you have an ove
By Jeffrey Sterling, MD July 2, 2018

Straight, No Chaser: Childhood Obesity

Here’s the thing. Adults have control over and choices about how to live their lives. In the overwhelming majority of cases, children do not. Yet, in the overwhelming majorit
By Jeffrey Sterling, MD July 1, 2018

Straight, No Chaser: Prevention and Treatment of Food Allergies

Whether or not you personally have a food allergy, it is likely you will find yourself in a situation with someone who does. Food allergies affect approximately 15 million American
By Jeffrey Sterling, MD May 20, 2018

Straight, No Chaser: Food Allergies

I often say whatever you put in your mouth either helps or harms you. Today, we discuss food allergies, which sounds like a cruel trick or something out of a horror movie, but unfo
By Jeffrey Sterling, MD May 19, 2018

Straight, No Chaser: Beeting Back High Blood Pressure and Poor Blood Flow to the Brain

Writing this makes me feel like your mother telling you to eat your spinach, but that’s another conversation. We’ve been talking a lot lately about brain health, and we’re al
By Jeffrey Sterling, MD March 16, 2018

Straight, No Chaser: Understanding the Keto(genic) Diet

  Certainly you’ve heard the saying “before you (perform a certain activity), consult with your physician.” That’s very applicable with many different types of diets.
By Jeffrey Sterling, MD March 10, 2018

Straight, No Chaser: Healthy Eating Tips

If you want to eat healthy, you really must learn about and try to eat in accordance with the Healthy Eating Plate. It doesn’t get more complicated that that, and you shouldn’
By Jeffrey Sterling, MD March 2, 2018

Straight, No Chaser: Do You Believe? What You Eat Will Affect You!

We’re all convinced that drinking a gallon of booze will alter something or other in our bodies. We believe that doing daily deep breathing exercises in front of an old bus&
By Jeffrey Sterling, MD March 1, 2018

Straight No Chaser: Gluten, Wheat and Celiac Disease

One of the reasons I enjoy writing this blog is it brings me closer to understanding you. As you respond to posts or query me, I get to better appreciate the breadth of your conce
By Jeffrey Sterling, MD February 21, 2018

Straight, No Chaser: When Eating Goes Wrong, Part II – Bulimia

If you read Part I of this conversation on eating disorders (anorexia nervosa), you will recall that eating disorders are a mix of an abnormal body image combined with abnormal b
By Jeffrey Sterling, MD February 20, 2018

Straight, No Chaser: When Eating Goes Wrong, Part I – Anorexia

Simply put, our society doesn’t do the job it should in promoting a normal image of health at either end of the body size spectrum. The typically promoted American ideal of b
By Jeffrey Sterling, MD February 19, 2018

Straight, No Chaser: The Health Benefits of Dark Chocolate, aka Happy Valentine's Day!

Happy Valentine’s Day! Got Dark Chocolate? As you may know if you’re a regular reader, Straight, No Chaser is big on you enjoying life and making healthy choices while doing so
By Jeffrey Sterling, MD February 14, 2018
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