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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

Straight, No Chaser: Healthy and Safe Swimming

Did you know this is National Healthy Safe and Swimming Week? Whether you’re an avid swimmer or only deal with it on a vacation, it’s important to be reminded how to be safe wh
By Jeffrey Sterling, MD May 27, 2018

Heat Illnesses Awareness (Heat Exhaustion, Heat Cramps, Heat Stroke)

Introduction Heat Awareness Day occurs the last Friday in May instead of the first weekend in July because prevention is better than cure. Once the rains calm down across America,
By Jeffrey Sterling, MD May 26, 2018

Straight, No Chaser: What To Do If You Suspect a Sexually Transmitted Disease (STD)

It’s been a long and productive sex week here at Straight, No Chaser. We’ve run the gamut of common sexually transmitted infections (STIs) and other genital conditions, and li
By Jeffrey Sterling, MD May 22, 2018

Cervical Cancer – The Sexually Transmitted Cancer

Introduction This post is about cervical cancer, its causes and a great opportunity for prevention. Let’s put this take home message up front: here’s a pretty good demo
By Jeffrey Sterling, MD May 21, 2018

Straight, No Chaser: Advanced Maternal Age

Times have changed. Marriages are increasingly career-focused, and couples more and more choose to have babies later in life. It is helpful that these decisions can now be aided by
By Jeffrey Sterling, MD May 14, 2018

The Straight, No Chaser Guide to Health Screenings for Women

This Straight, No Chaser looks at current health screening recommendations. Whether it’s an ounce of prevention or early detection, you’re much better off knowing what your hea
By Jeffrey Sterling, MD May 8, 2018

Straight, No Chaser Vlog: Stroke – How to Save a Life

The Straight, No Chaser vlog (video blog) series presents “health care basics” to keep you safe, healthy and out of the emergency room. Today’s topic is stroke (cerebr
By Jeffrey Sterling, MD May 6, 2018

Straight, No Chaser: Learning the Risks and Signs of Abusive Head Trauma

This part of the conversation is not about spanking. It’s not even about abuse. It’s about learning who is most likely to cause harm to your child, intended or not, and what pl
By Jeffrey Sterling, MD April 25, 2018

Straight, No Chaser: Abusive Head Trauma aka Shaken Baby Syndrome

The discussion regarding the line between parental discipline and child abuse has proven to be a passionate one. Without wading into opinions, let me elaborate and give a concrete
By Jeffrey Sterling, MD April 24, 2018

Recognizing Sexual Abuse in Children

Introduction This Straight, No Chaser post is about recognizing sexual abuse in children. The Scope of Sexual Abuse in Children Child. Sexual. Abuse. Those words shouldn’t go
By Jeffrey Sterling, MD April 21, 2018

Sexual Assault (Rape): What To Do If You’re a Victim

Introduction In this series on sexual assault (aka sexual violence, rape), I’m going to lean on best practices largely provided by the Center for Disease Control and Prevention
By Jeffrey Sterling, MD April 19, 2018

Straight, No Chaser: Public Health Has Saved More Lives Than Medical Care

When I tell most people I have a degree in public health, the typical response involves an assumption that public health involves caring exclusively for the indigent. I guess if yo
By Jeffrey Sterling, MD April 9, 2018

Your Questions on The Health Benefits of Red Wine

Introduction This Straight, No Chaser post answers your questions about the health benefits of red wine. So alcohol is good for me now (especially after all those other blog posts
By Jeffrey Sterling, MD April 8, 2018
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