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June is PTSD Awareness Month

Introduction June is PSTD Awareness Month. Let’s get aware! We have become dangerously close to normalizing the amount of stress with which we live as individuals in a societ
By Jeffrey Sterling, MD June 24, 2019

Men’s Health Awareness Month

Introduction We like to use Fathers’ Day to launch Men’s Health Awareness. Join us, and continue the love and support you offered the men in your life! Take a moment to think t
By Jeffrey Sterling, MD June 17, 2019

National Safety Month – Are You Protected?

Introduction June is National Safety Month. Did you know that injuries are the leading cause of death for Americans ages 1 to 44? There are many things you can do to stay safe and
By Jeffrey Sterling, MD June 10, 2019

Managing a Healthy Work-Life Balance

Introduction Managing a Healthy Work-Life Balance Straight, No Chaser welcomes Laurie Larson to our contributor panel to discuss creating and maintaining your work-life balance. Th
By Jeffrey Sterling, MD May 23, 2019

National Asthma Awareness Month

Introduction It’s National Asthma and Allergy Awareness Month! Let’s get up to speed with some information provided by the American Lung Association. Asthma Awareness M
By Jeffrey Sterling, MD May 20, 2019

It’s National Women’s Health Week. Get Healthy!

Introduction It’s National Women’s Health Week! The life expectancy data already tell the story: women are better at health than men. Still, National Women’s Health W
By Jeffrey Sterling, MD May 13, 2019

Your Monthly Healthcare in a Minute Business Update

Introduction Welcome to “Healthcare in a Minute” – a new monthly Straight, No Chaser feature that focuses on the business of medicine. We welcome prominent health
By Jeffrey Sterling, MD May 10, 2019

April is STD Awareness Month

Introduction Yes, April is STD Awareness Month, but you need knowledge that will keep you protected year round. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), t
By Jeffrey Sterling, MD April 29, 2019

National Minority Health Month – Get Active!

Introduction April is National Minority Health Month. In this Straight, No Chaser post, we discuss what you can do to get active and stay healthy. Thank you to the Center for Dise
By Jeffrey Sterling, MD April 22, 2019

Child Abuse Prevention and Awareness

Introduction April is Child Abuse Prevention Month (and Neglect Prevention Month). Therefore, Straight, No Chaser, with the guidance of the Centers for Disease Control and Preventi
By Jeffrey Sterling, MD April 15, 2019

Sexual Assault Awareness and Prevention Guide

Introduction It’s Sexual Assault Awareness and Prevention Month. For as much as we don’t like having the conversation, we need to have the conversation. This Straight,
By Jeffrey Sterling, MD April 8, 2019

It’s Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month

Introduction For colorectal cancer awareness month, we go behind the frequent calls for you to get screened. Let’s review the data and remind you why the disease itself is so
By Jeffrey Sterling, MD March 18, 2019

Your Guide to Sleep and Sleep Disorders

Introduction It’s National Sleep Awareness Week, and this Straight, No Chaser is all about sleep and sleep disorders. It’s amazing how many of us suffer through disrupt
By Jeffrey Sterling, MD March 4, 2019

Eating Disorders Awareness and Screening Week

Introduction It’s Eating Disorders Awareness and Screening Week. We want you to take just a few moments and think about the possibility that someone you care for could be aff
By Jeffrey Sterling, MD February 25, 2019

American Heart Month – Your Guide to Heart Health

Introduction February is American Heart Month! Heart disease is the leading cause of death for both men and women. Every year, one in four deaths is caused by heart disease. To pre
By Jeffrey Sterling, MD February 18, 2019

In The News: What “Medicare For All” Means and Might Look Like

Introduction In the news is a proclamation from no fewer than three prominent candidates for President that they would seek to implement “Medicare For All” as America’s h
By Jeffrey Sterling, MD January 30, 2019

A Dream of Equal Access to Health Care

Introduction On the day of observation of the life and legacy of Martin Luther King, Jr., we discuss applying his dream to equal access of health care. On this national day of cele
By Jeffrey Sterling, MD January 21, 2019

National Drug and Alcohol Facts Week

Introduction It’s National Drug and Alcohol Facts Week. Accordingly, this Straight, No Chaser post provides information you need to know! Let’s start with this simple
By Jeffrey Sterling, MD January 21, 2019

Cervical Health Awareness Month

Introduction January is Cervical Health Awareness Month. To that end, The Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) boldly proclaims “No woman should die of cervical cancer
By Jeffrey Sterling, MD January 14, 2019

The 72 Hours Life Approach to Implementing New Year’s Resolutions

Introduction It’s the beginning of the year and time for implementing your New Year’s Resolutions! You’ve probably been reflective and have done inventory on major parts
By Jeffrey Sterling, MD January 3, 2019
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