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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

Introducing the New 2019 Straight No Chaser: Happy New Year!

Introduction Welcome to the new 2019 Straight, No Chaser: our seventh year! We hope you’ve enjoyed our over two thousand blogs and vlogs, and thank you to the millions of yo
By Jeffrey Sterling, MD January 1, 2019

Driving Under the Influence (DUI) & New Year’s Eve

Introduction This post is about driving under the influence (DUI) of alcohol and other illicit substances. Celebrating New Year’s Eve? As I am known to say, risks represent incid
By Jeffrey Sterling, MD December 31, 2018

Improving Health In The Black Family

Introduction This post addresses challenges and solutions to health in the Black Family. The African-American family is besieged with several challenges. I would suggest the most f
By Jeffrey Sterling, MD December 24, 2018

Your Hygiene and Risk for Illness

Introduction The Straight, No Chaser post looks at the relationship between your hygiene and illness. There are things you know, there are things you know but don’t really kn
By Jeffrey Sterling, MD December 23, 2018

Frequently Asked Questions About Lead Poisoning

Introduction Medically speaking, it really wasn’t long ago when dozens of cases of lead poisoning in Flint, Michigan occurred. Of course, this was a result of elevated levels
By Jeffrey Sterling, MD December 26, 2018

Colorectal Cancer Screening via Colonoscopy

Introduction This post is about the screening colonoscopy. Two previous Straight, No Chaser posts have highlighted recommended screening examinations for men and women between ages
By Jeffrey Sterling, MD January 24, 2019

Taking Vitamins and Mineral Supplements

Introduction This Straight, No Chaser discusses the use of vitamins and mineral supplements. If any of you are familiar with the hit comedy The Big Bang Theory on CBS, you may reca
By Jeffrey Sterling, MD December 19, 2018

Questions About Genetically Engineered Foods (GMOs)

Introduction This post discusses and answers frequently asked questions about genetically engineered foods (GMOs). Have you ever bred an animal, say a dog? Have you ever taken a vi
By Jeffrey Sterling, MD December 17, 2018

How to Avoid the Most Frequent Causes of Death

Introduction This Straight, No Chaser reviews the most frequent causes of death and how to avoid them. It is interesting and curious to hear everyone obsess over how esoteric and r
By Jeffrey Sterling, MD December 16, 2018
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