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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: Avoiding Summertime Sports Injuries

It’s not just kids that get injured in the summer having fun. Those of you weekend warriors, recreational and actual athletes are very much at risk also. Now, professional at
By Jeffrey Sterling, MD July 5, 2018

Straight, No Chaser: Do’s and Don’ts of Treating Electrical Injuries

In a previous Straight, No Chaser, we discussed the “what” of electrical injuries and lightning. In this post, we discuss the “what-to-do” and “what-not-to-do” if and
By Jeffrey Sterling, MD June 28, 2018

Straight, No Chaser: My Back and Neck Pain Has a Name – Herniated Disks

  It’s quite common for someone to come to me and say, “I have a herniated disk.” I used to ask how they knew, but I came to realize the answer to be unimportant. The pain a
By Jeffrey Sterling, MD February 26, 2018

Straight, No Chaser: Sciatica

My pain has a name, and it’s sciatica. There’s always a sense of relief in patients when a name is given to a medical sign or symptom. This Straight, No Chaser places sciati
By Jeffrey Sterling, MD February 25, 2018

Straight, No Chaser: Life Begins (To End) at 40 (Unless It Doesn’t) – The Musculoskeletal System

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 7, 2017

Straight, No Chaser: The Curse of the Weekend Warrior – Achilles Tendon Rupture

In high school I led the league in stolen bases, and in college my cohorts and I loved inventing ever more creative ways to dunk a basketball. Apparently, my calf muscles worked we
By Jeffrey Sterling, MD July 8, 2017

Straight, No Chaser: Avoiding Summertime Sports Injuries

It’s not just kids that get injured in the summer having fun. Those of you weekend warriors, recreational and actual athletes are very much at risk also. Now, professional at
By Jeffrey Sterling, MD July 5, 2017

Straight, No Chaser: Do’s and Don’ts of Treating Electrical Injuries

In a previous Straight, No Chaser, we discussed the “what” of electrical injuries and lightning. In this post, we discuss the “what-to-do” and “what-not-to-do” if and
By Jeffrey Sterling, MD June 26, 2017

Straight, No Chaser: My Back and Neck Pain Has a Name – Herniated Disks

  It’s quite common for someone to come to me and say, “I have a herniated disk.” I used to ask how they knew, but I came to realize the answer to be unimportant. The pain a
By Jeffrey Sterling, MD February 20, 2017

Straight, No Chaser: Sciatica

My pain has a name, and it’s sciatica. There’s always a sense of relief in patients when a name is given to a medical sign or symptom. This Straight, No Chaser places sciati
By Jeffrey Sterling, MD February 19, 2017

Straight, No Chaser: Low Back Pain

For many, low back pain begins with a slip and subsequently becomes a slippery slope that never seems to end. This Straight, No Chaser will help you understand why you’re
By Jeffrey Sterling, MD February 18, 2017

Straight, No Chaser: Life Begins (To End) at 40 (Unless It Doesn’t) – The Musculoskeletal System

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 6, 2016

Straight, No Chaser: The Curse of the Weekend Warrior – Achilles Tendon Rupture

In high school I led the league in stolen bases, and in college my cohorts and I loved inventing ever more creative ways to dunk a basketball. Apparently, my calf muscles worked we
By Jeffrey Sterling, MD July 8, 2016

Straight, No Chaser: Avoiding Summertime Sports Injuries

It’s not just kids that get injured in the summer having fun. Those of you weekend warriors, recreational and actual athletes are very much at risk also. Now, professional at
By Jeffrey Sterling, MD July 5, 2016

Straight, No Chaser: Do’s and Don’ts of Treating Electrical Injuries

In a previous Straight, No Chaser, we discussed the “what” of electrical injuries. In this post, we discuss the “what-to-do” and “what-not-to-do” if and when you find
By Jeffrey Sterling, MD June 18, 2016

Straight, No Chaser: My Back and Neck Pain Has a Name – Herniated Disks

  It’s quite common for someone to come to me and say, “I have a herniated disk.” I used to ask how they knew, but I came to realize the answer to be unimportant. The pain a
By Jeffrey Sterling, MD February 19, 2016

Straight, No Chaser: Sciatica

My pain has a name, and it’s sciatica. There’s always a sense of relief in patients when a name is given to a medical sign or symptom. This Straight, No Chaser places sciati
By Jeffrey Sterling, MD February 18, 2016

Straight, No Chaser: Low Back Pain

For many, low back pain begins with a slip and subsequently becomes a slippery slope that never seems to end. This Straight, No Chaser will help you understand why you’re
By Jeffrey Sterling, MD February 17, 2016

Straight, No Chaser: Avoiding Sports Injuries

Today is Super Bowl Sunday, a de facto American sports holiday! Last year, over 111 million Americans watched this exhibition of athleticism and violence. In fact, the last four S
By Jeffrey Sterling, MD February 7, 2016
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