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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

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

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

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

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

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
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