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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

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

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

Patient Rights and Responsibilities

Introduction This point highlights patient rights and responsibilities. Even if you didn’t know it, you have rights as a patient. In 1998, the U.S. Advisory Commission on Consume
By Jeffrey Sterling, MD November 27, 2018

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 22, 2018

Preventing and Treating Urinary Tract Infections (UTIs)

Introduction This post addresses preventing and treating urinary tract infections. At some point, you’ve got to be on board with the notion that you need to prevent some of the t
By Jeffrey Sterling, MD November 26, 2018

Does drug use cause kidney damage?

Introduction This post addresses your question on drug-induced kidney damage. Drug-Induced Kidney Damage Each kidney filters about 1700 liters of blood per day and concentrates flu
By Jeffrey Sterling, MD November 24, 2018

Tips to Deal with Depression and The Holiday Blues

Introduction Have the holiday blues? I don’t mean to bring anyone down during what is supposed to be the ‘most wonderful time of the year,’ but in reality there are many peop
By Jeffrey Sterling, MD November 21, 2018

Great American Smokeout: Tips for Smoking Cessation

Introduction The Great American Smokeout is a great time to get serious about smoking cessation. Don’t wait to make it a New Year’s resolution. Do it now. Can’t do it
By Jeffrey Sterling, MD November 15, 2018

What You Must Know About X-Ray Safety

Introduction X-ray safety is as important as using x-rays for proper evaluation. After the question of “Can I get an x-ray,” the next most common question I get (which should b
By Jeffrey Sterling, MD November 7, 2018
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