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Straight, No Chaser: Asthma Basics – (Part 2 of 2)

As we move into discussing asthma treatment, remember that asthmatics die at an alarming rate.  I mentioned yesterday (and it bears repeating) that death rates have increased over
By Jeffrey Sterling, MD September 2, 2018

Straight, No Chaser: Your Questions on Treatment of Fire Related Injuries

Questions, you’ve got questions (Why are you so shy about posting them?).  Here we go.  Today, your focus is on the aftermath and treatment of fire related injury. 1)   W
By Jeffrey Sterling, MD August 28, 2018

Straight, No Chaser: Toxin and Detoxification Series Summary

I want to thank you for all the positive responses to the series of posts on toxins and detoxification. You have shared many personal stories and asked many great questions. I gues
By Jeffrey Sterling, MD August 19, 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: A Look at Detox Diets

Everyone who talks to me about detox is motivated and sincere about making an improvement in his or her health.  Therefore, it’s important that they be shown respect and encoura
By Jeffrey Sterling, MD August 17, 2018

Straight, No Chaser: Your Questions About Human Bites

The votes are in, and it appears that Jaws (from James Bond fame) found the previous post, well… biting.  Here’s your questions and answers about human bites: 1)  
By Jeffrey Sterling, MD July 15, 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: The Treatment of Erectile Dysfunction

Well, here’s what many of you’ve been awaiting.  Assuming the preventative efforts I mentioned didn’t work for you, there are several different treatment approac
By Jeffrey Sterling, MD June 24, 2018

Straight, No Chaser: So… You Skipped Your Period? Let’s Discuss Secondary Amenorrhea

It happens all the time, but one thing that makes both men and women anxious is a missed menstrual period. Everyone’s always worried about being pregnant (and you should be). Wh
By Jeffrey Sterling, MD May 16, 2018

Straight, No Chaser: Lowering Your Risk of Being Sexually Assaulted

Rape occurs in many different situations. Although the stereotype involves a stranger pulling a victim into a dark, isolated place, more common situations involve being assaulted
By Jeffrey Sterling, MD April 20, 2018

Straight, No Chaser: Quick Tips – Learn the ABCDEs of Hiccups

Three question sets on hiccups of all things Why do I get hiccups? You get hiccups because everyone gets them.  You get them because basically you’ve agitated your main breathin
By Jeffrey Sterling, MD February 10, 2018

Straight, No Chaser: Should I Take a Daily Aspirin?

So… I’m stuck on a desert island, and I’m allowed to take two medications. I’m pretty sure aspirin is going to be one of them. This begs the question “Who should take a d
By Jeffrey Sterling, MD February 9, 2018

Straight, No Chaser: End of Life Decision Making

Having this conversation when death is staring you or a loved one in the face is not the most ideal situation. Do you have a living will? Do you know what advance directives are?
By Jeffrey Sterling, MD November 29, 2017

Straight, No Chaser: Treatment of Acid Reflux (Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease)

If you experience heartburn two times a week or more, you may have gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD). Because there are significant differences in the severity of GERD, you s
By Jeffrey Sterling, MD November 26, 2017

Straight, No Chaser: Breast Cancer Treatment Options

The next to last post in this series on breast cancer is on management. Of course, there is no universal treatment of ‘breast cancer’; everything is based on the specif
By Jeffrey Sterling, MD October 17, 2017

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 September 4, 2017

Straight, No Chaser: Should I Take a Daily Aspirin?

So… I’m stuck on a desert island, and I’m allowed to take two medications. I’m pretty sure aspirin is going to be one of them. This begs the question “Who should take a d
By Jeffrey Sterling, MD September 2, 2017

Straight, No Chaser: Toxin and Detoxification Series Summary

I want to thank you for all the positive responses to the series of posts on toxins and detoxification. You have shared many personal stories and asked many great questions. I gues
By Jeffrey Sterling, MD August 20, 2017

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 19, 2017

Straight, No Chaser: A Look at Detox Diets

Everyone who talks to me about detox is motivated and sincere about making an improvement in his or her health.  Therefore, it’s important that they be shown respect and encoura
By Jeffrey Sterling, MD August 18, 2017
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