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Straight, No Chaser: The Roof Is On Fire – The Trauma of Residential Fires

As Trauma Week winds down on Straight, No Chaser, we work our way back home, which sadly is the site of most traumatic injuries.  In fact, about 85% of all U.S. fire deaths occur
By Jeffrey Sterling, MD August 27, 2018

Straight, No Chaser: National Minority Organ Donor Awareness Month

August is National Minority Donor Awareness Month, which brings attention to the more than 118,000 people nationwide waiting for lifesaving organ transplants. Of the these men, wom
By Jeffrey Sterling, MD August 26, 2018

Straight, No Chaser: Toxin and Detoxification Series Summary

I want to thank you for all the positive responses to the series of posts on toxins and detoxification. You have shared many personal stories and asked many great questions. I gues
By Jeffrey Sterling, MD August 19, 2018

Straight, No Chaser: A Look at Detox Diets

Introduction In this post we take a look at detox diets. Everyone who talks to me about detox is motivated and sincere about making an improvement in his or her health.  Therefore
By Jeffrey Sterling, MD August 17, 2018

Straight, No Chaser: Quick Tips to Detoxify Yourself Naturally

Here are 3-4 Quick Tips for each of the organs involved in naturally detoxifying you; I’ve limited what I’m giving you to do in the effort to make this manageable for y
By Jeffrey Sterling, MD August 16, 2018

Straight, No Chaser: Our World is Filled with Toxins

You can’t escape all toxins, but you can certainly minimize your exposure to them.  A handy way to classify them involves reminding you of the organ systems that help us detoxif
By Jeffrey Sterling, MD August 15, 2018

Straight, No Chaser: Natural Methods of Detoxification

It seems that at least once a week I get asked to comment on colonics, detox diets, juice fasts, etc.  It seems to me that these are all rather extreme places to start.  How abou
By Jeffrey Sterling, MD August 14, 2018

Straight, No Chaser: Contact Dermatitis, Diaper Rash, Poison Ivy and the Like

Let’s pick up where we left off. In our discussion of eczema and psoriasis, we described the common theme of underlying inflammation manifesting in rashes of different appea
By Jeffrey Sterling, MD August 4, 2018

Straight, No Chaser: When that Eye Problem Could Be an Eye Emergency

Now you may look at the topic and think, “Well, isn’t that obvious?” I’m here to tell you that as many people who come to the emergency room for seemingly minor things, the
By Jeffrey Sterling, MD August 1, 2018

Straight, No Chaser: Sealed with a (Wrong Type of) Kiss – Zoonotic Diseases

It’s interesting how we take animals for granted. Many of us touch and handle them, play with them. Some people keep their pets in their faces, allowing them to kiss and lick the
By Jeffrey Sterling, MD July 21, 2018

Straight, No Chaser: Avoiding Mosquito-Bourne Diseases

Sometimes things occur so frequently that you become sensitized to the real danger they present. This thought occurred to me when I saw Bill Gates talking about efforts to elimin
By Jeffrey Sterling, MD July 19, 2018

Straight, No Chaser: Your Guide to Fighting Childhood Obesity (Works for Adults, Too!)

Would you start your child on a fad diet? Of course not. Combating obesity means consistently applying principles that bear fruit (and include fruits over time). So you have an ove
By Jeffrey Sterling, MD July 2, 2018

Straight, No Chaser: Electrical Injuries and Lightning Strikes

As I watch lightning lighting up the sky, it makes me wonder if anyone out there is unlucky enough to be getting struck. The annual probability of being struck by lightning is app
By Jeffrey Sterling, MD June 27, 2018

The Straight, No Chaser Guide to Health Screenings for Men

At some particular point  you will start to inventory all the things for which you’re thankful. In the event health or your family comes to mind, you might be interested in pres
By Jeffrey Sterling, MD June 26, 2018

Straight, No Chaser: The Cancer Prevention Workbook

We continue with simple principles to avoid various forms of cancer, but in today’s Straight, No Chaser, we add some detail about the what’s and whys of the conversation. T
By Jeffrey Sterling, MD June 16, 2018

Straight, No Chaser: Quick Tips for the Diabetic in Your Life

Per your requests, we occasionally feature quick tips for healthy living. Here’s an important example. If you have diabetics in your life, here are three things they should d
By Jeffrey Sterling, MD November 8, 2018

Straight, No Chaser: The Cancer Prevention Checklist

I’m going to present this information two separate ways: today a checklist, as simple as possible; and tomorrow with the same information explained briefly but with detail. You l
By Jeffrey Sterling, MD June 15, 2018

Traveler’s Diarrhea

Introduction This Straight No Chaser discusses traveler’s diarrhea. This is the time of year in the U.S. when you wished you were somewhere else. (Hawaii, Africa, Australia o
By Jeffrey Sterling, MD June 13, 2018

Straight, No Chaser: Spotlight on Health Concerns When Traveling – Vaccines and Illnesses

Traveling is exciting, but it presents multiple challenges to your health. To best meet these challenges, preparation is everything. Before you travel and every time you travel, yo
By Jeffrey Sterling, MD June 12, 2018

Straight, No Chaser: Do You Have Moles?

  Odds are you do, but we’re not talking about the animal variety. It’s Melanoma/Skin Cancer Detection and Prevention Month, and so if you do have moles, you should
By Jeffrey Sterling, MD May 31, 2018
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