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Wear a Mask: The New Normal

The answer really has been in front of our faces all along (no pun intended). I’ve long appreciated the wisdom of foreigners at airports walking around with their masks. It’s r
By Jeffrey Sterling, MD April 2, 2020

Ten Simple Steps to Lower Your Risk of Acquiring COVID-19

Introduction It’s time for health self-empowerment in the fight to lower your risk of acquiring COVID-19. Here are ten specific recommendations to give you and yours the best cha
By Jeffrey Sterling, MD April 1, 2020

Coping with COVID-19

Introduction How are you coping with COVID-19? This disease has produced and is producing more cases in the U.S. than any other country in the world. Therefore, it’s time to appr
By Jeffrey Sterling, MD March 30, 2020

Why Isn’t There a Coronavirus Vaccine?

Introduction Creating a coronavirus vaccine seems like such a simple thing, doesn’t it? However, creating any vaccine is among the most complicated and arduous endeavors in medic
By Jeffrey Sterling, MD March 29, 2020

COVID-19 Update, Actions and Next Steps

Introduction This Straight, No Chaser addresses the latest on COVID-19 and discusses actions and next steps. Number of Cases The United States is now contracting 40% of the new cas
By Jeffrey Sterling, MD March 25, 2020

Actual Criteria for Coronavirus Testing

Introduction Do you have any idea about the actual criteria for coronavirus testing? Even if you don’t want to know, if you’re talking or visiting a physician, you shou
By Jeffrey Sterling, MD March 22, 2020

The Coronavirus Good News Post

Introduction Would you believe me if told you there was Coronavirus good news? Even in the first of what is likely to be weeks of a shutdown of activity for many places across the
By Jeffrey Sterling, MD March 21, 2020

Coronavirus Myths, Part I

Introduction Yes, Coronavirus myths are a thing. Coronavirus is not an all-powerful entity that spells the end of mankind. We just have to be diligent in attacking this pandemic. T
By Jeffrey Sterling, MD March 19, 2020

Combating Coronavirus: In Support of a Mobilized National Response

Introduction This Straight, No Chaser discusses combating Coronavirus in the midst of the current pandemic. Here’s the question of the day: What’s the best public health re
By Jeffrey Sterling, MD March 16, 2020

Avoiding Accidents

Introduction Do you ever think about avoiding accidents? We don’t like to believe it, but so many of our ills are self-inflicted. Part of being self-empowered as relates to h
By Jeffrey Sterling, MD March 9, 2020

Self-Help Through Activity and Exercise

Introduction Today’s topic is self-help through activity and exercise! Let’s start with your take home points: Lesson one is on activity and exercise. Remember, these a
By Jeffrey Sterling, MD February 24, 2020

Healthy Eating is Healthy Living

Introduction Healthy eating is about as fundamental a proposition as you get on your journey to taking control of your own health. This Straight, No Chaser offers you tips that rep
By Jeffrey Sterling, MD February 17, 2020

Ten Questions to Ask Your Physician

Introduction Today’s message is simple: Ask Your Physician! Straight, No Chaser continues this empowerment series with this simple direction. Think about it. When exactly was
By Jeffrey Sterling, MD February 10, 2020

Cost Effective Self Care

Introduction Cost effective self care is probably something you’ve never verbalized. However, it’s more likely something that’s constantly on your mind, whether c
By Jeffrey Sterling, MD January 27, 2020

Your Health Screening Guide

Introduction Health screening is a critical part of your self care. This is the third in the Straight, No Chaser series on self-empowerment. Therefore, today’s message should
By Jeffrey Sterling, MD January 20, 2020

How to Find Health Insurance

Introduction Do you have health insurance? Even if you do, do you still feel like you pay a lot for your medical expenses? Here’s the point: do you know what the #1 cost of perso
By Jeffrey Sterling, MD January 13, 2020

Avoiding the Most Frequent Causes of Death

Introduction This Straight, No Chaser is all about avoiding the most frequent causes of death because… life! It is interesting and curious to hear everyone obsess over how es
By Jeffrey Sterling, MD December 9, 2019

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
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