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It’s Handwashing Awareness Week – You’re Doing It Wrong!

Introduction This Straight, No Chaser is for National Handwashing Awareness Week and its related activities. Yes, we need to have this conversation. I see you all day everyday. Th
By Jeffrey Sterling, MD December 2, 2019

25 Tips That WILL Increase Your Life Expectancy

Introduction Want to increase your life expectancy and live better longer? You may want to keep this post. I haven’t exactly found the Fountain of Youth, but I do know what activ
By Jeffrey Sterling, MD November 25, 2019

National Diabetes Month – Diabetes Awareness

Introduction November is National Diabetes Month. The National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI) has chosen to focus on the link between diabetes and cardiovascular disease
By Jeffrey Sterling, MD November 11, 2019

Domestic Violence Awareness Month

Introduction October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month, although it doesn’t take a break during other months. Are you concerned about domestic violence? Probably, you shou
By Jeffrey Sterling, MD October 14, 2019

Join Our 30-Day Plank Challenge!

Introduction This post introduces the Straight, No Chaser 30-Day Plank Challenge. The Straight, No Chaser challenges are always designed to find the simplest way to directly affect
By Jeffrey Sterling, MD September 30, 2019

Prostate Cancer Awareness for 2019

Introduction This post is for Prostate Cancer Awareness Month. We offer answers to a few questions and additional resources. The first is this video from the Center for Disease Con
By Jeffrey Sterling, MD September 16, 2019

September is Healthy Aging Month!

Introduction This post is about healthy aging! 10 Tips for Healthy Aging Here are some ideas, modified for this audience, originally put together by the editors of Healthy Aging®
By Jeffrey Sterling, MD September 2, 2019

Overview of the American Drug Overdose Epidemic

Introduction This Straight, No Chaser guide loses at the drug overdose epidemic in the United States. Drug overdose deaths continue to increase in the United States. Deaths from dr
By Jeffrey Sterling, MD August 19, 2019

Summer Conditions You Should Be Able to Address

Introduction This Straight, No Chaser post discusses a variety of conditions likely to be present in the summer. A previous post was a guide to avoiding summertime sports injuries.
By Jeffrey Sterling, MD July 15, 2019

Heat Awareness: Heat Exhaustion and Heat Stroke

Introduction Heat awareness is the topic of this Straight, No Chaser post. With climate change in full effect, “hotter than July” is becoming increasing less likely. Wh
By Jeffrey Sterling, MD July 1, 2019

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
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