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Fibromyalgia – Facts and Controversies

Previously, Straight, No Chaser has discussed the frustration of uncertainty some patients have with having symptoms and not being given a diagnosis (much less a cure). Imagine i
By Jeffrey Sterling, MD September 26, 2018

Ovarian Cancer – Frequently Asked Questions

  You are likely aware that the ovaries produce a women’s eggs as well as being the main source of the female’s sex hormones. Ovarian cancer is not the most common gynecologic
By Jeffrey Sterling, MD September 25, 2018

The Other Side of 40 – Cerebrovascular System Health (Your Brain)

Introduction This Straight, No Chaser post is about cerebrovascular system health after age 40. Last but not least, in the last part of this series, let’s talk about your brain.
By Jeffrey Sterling, MD September 20, 2018

The Other Side of 40 – The Genital System: Changes, Challenges, Solutions

Introduction The third part of this series is about genital system changes after age 40. There’s a lot here both for the ladies and the gentlemen, but everyone should want to kno
By Jeffrey Sterling, MD September 18, 2018

Straight, No Chaser: The Other Side of 40 – The Musculoskeletal System – Changes, Challenges, Solutions

The second part of this series on how your body changes with age is about your muscles. This section combined with the previous skin section explains why you wrinkle. As before,
By Jeffrey Sterling, MD September 17, 2018

Straight, No Chaser: The Other Side of 40 -The Skin – Changes, Challenges, Solutions

September is Healthy Aging Month. A big part of healthy aging is prior healthy living, particularly as you reach the age at which your unhealthy habits begin to catch up with you o
By Jeffrey Sterling, MD September 16, 2018

Straight, No Chaser: Lowering Your Risk for Infection

There are things you know, there are things you know but don’t really know, and there are still other things that you think you know that you don’t know at all. When it
By Jeffrey Sterling, MD September 11, 2018

Straight, No Chaser: Suicide – Crisis on Campus

I  had the privilege of spending time at my alma mater addressing issues on behalf of students and mental health services. Among many other things discussed, I was shocked by the
By Jeffrey Sterling, MD September 10, 2018

Straight, No Chaser: Questions About Abscesses (Boils)

Whether you call them boils, pus pockets or abscesses, they hurt. Abscesses are infections that localize and collect pus beneath the skin. Although previous Straight, No Chaser pos
By Jeffrey Sterling, MD September 8, 2018

Straight, No Chaser: Recommendations for Early Detection of Prostate Cancer

Every so often, controversies regarding medical treatment recommendations get in the news and seemingly only serve to confuse the public. Every blog, article or research paper is a
By Jeffrey Sterling, MD September 7, 2018

Straight, No Chaser: Facts About Prostate Cancer – 2018 Update

Men (and those who care for men – meaning everyone) should be knowledgeable about prostate cancer. I don’t mean physician-level knowledgeable, but there are just a few fac
By Jeffrey Sterling, MD September 6, 2018

Straight, No Chaser: Tips for Treating & Preventing Gas

So… you have problems with gas. What are you to do? Well, given that gas production is a natural occurrence, it’s not like you’re going to eliminate having gas (no pun intend
By Jeffrey Sterling, MD September 4, 2018

From the SterlingMedicalAdvice.com Health Library: “My Doctor Said I Was a High-Risk Asthmatic. What Does That Mean?”

If you have an asthmatic in your life, it’s important to know that asthmatics die.  The risk of death is higher in certain asthmatics. If you or your loved one is in this su
By Jeffrey Sterling, MD August 31, 2018

Straight, No Chaser: The Health Risks of Urban vs. Rural Living

What’s your flavor, city vs country living? Regardless as to wear you live your life, each decision comes with defined risks to your health, and yes, these effects go beyond
By Jeffrey Sterling, MD August 29, 2018

Straight, No Chaser: Golf Injuries

As we watch Tiger Woods’ body continuing to crumble before our eyes, it’s a good time to review golf injuries. Not just because of him but for the average weekend warri
By Jeffrey Sterling, MD August 25, 2018

Straight, No Chaser: Your Teens Are Healthier Than You!

Your teens are healthier than you. From the department of good health news – on some very important measures, somehow it seems as if our youth have actually received and read
By Jeffrey Sterling, MD August 24, 2018

Straight, No Chaser: The Tortured Mind of a Genius

Thinking back to the suicide of Robin Williams brings to mind a saying I’ve heard for years: “Genius lives on the other side of the fence from insanity.” This has been demon
By Jeffrey Sterling, MD August 22, 2018

Dementia – When Brain Health Goes Bad

Introduction This post discusses dementia. In case you didn’t pick up on it, the posts regarding brain health served two purposes. First of all, we want you to give yourself the
By Jeffrey Sterling, MD August 20, 2018

Straight, No Chaser: Natural Colon Cleansing (Colonics) as a Means of Detox

C’mon. Be honest. You knew we’d end up here (no pun intended). Isn’t colonic cleansing one of those things that makes you wonder who the Greek guy was who first thought of
By Jeffrey Sterling, MD August 18, 2018

Straight, No Chaser: Quick Tips to Detoxify Yourself Naturally

Here are 3-4 Quick Tips for each of the organs involved in naturally detoxifying you; I’ve limited what I’m giving you to do in the effort to make this manageable for y
By Jeffrey Sterling, MD August 16, 2018
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