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Straight No Chaser: The United States of Obesity – The Crossroads Between The Pursuit of Health and Happiness

Straight No Chaser: The United States of Obesity – The Crossroads Between The Pursuit of Health and Happiness.
By Jeffrey Sterling, MD September 4, 2013

Straight No Chaser: The United States of Obesity – The Crossroads Between The Pursuit of Health and Happiness

Obesity in the United States places many at a crossroad between self-esteem and health.  Often, larger frames are celebrated as more desirable.  Other times, they are celebrated
By Jeffrey Sterling, MD September 4, 2013

Straight, No Chaser: Here's How You Stop Smoking – Quick Tips to START Smoking Cessation

Don’t pick your birthday or NYE to stop. Do it now. Can’t do it now? Do it Monday. In fact, do it every Monday. It’s a fight. If you fall down, start it back up again. It’s
By Jeffrey Sterling, MD September 3, 2013

Straight, No Chaser: Smoking Cessation

You’ve all been asked what things you’d take with you on a desert island.  I’ll pose and answer the opposite question, but not on an island but regarding your life.  Gettin
By Jeffrey Sterling, MD September 3, 2013

Straight, No Chaser: High Blood Pressure

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, never knowing it was about to happ
By Jeffrey Sterling, MD September 2, 2013

Straight, No Chaser: How Many Calories Do You Need a Day?

Let’s put this post (at least the end of it) under the category of things you do but really don’t think about. How many calories should you take in per day to function
By Jeffrey Sterling, MD August 31, 2013

Straight, No Chaser: Staying Alive – A New, Ridiculously Simple Approach to CPR

Hopefully, this video is the hokiest thing I’ll ever post, but modern understanding of CPR is such that every single one of you should know exactly how to respond in the even
By Jeffrey Sterling, MD August 16, 2013

Straight, No Chaser Poll: Help Improve the Experience!

Thank you for taking the time to answer a few very simple questions.  Doing so will help me provide an even better blog for you.  Of course, I expect your answers to be Straight,
By Jeffrey Sterling, MD August 4, 2013

Straight, No Chaser: Back From the Dead (aka The One Piece of Medical Equipment I Wish You Had in Your House)

Have you ever heard of an AED (automated external defibrillator)? Well, you’re about to. We’ve promoted CPR (cardiopulmonary resuscitation) a ton over the years, but recent rec
By Jeffrey Sterling, MD July 17, 2013
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