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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 Empowering Weight Loss Strategies

Introduction When you’ve tried, what have been your weight loss strategies? Excuse me for being Straight, No Chaser, but here it goes! Unless you have one of a few medical co
By Jeffrey Sterling, MD March 2, 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

Stress Management is Health Self-Empowerment!

Introduction Doesn’t it seem logical that if you want to be fully empowered you need adequate coping and stress-management skills? This is the fourth of the Straight, No Chas
By Jeffrey Sterling, MD February 3, 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

Wishing You Health and Happiness for the Holidays!

Straight, No Chaser has been offering you health and happiness for seven years. It isn’t a medical encyclopedia. It’s meant to empower you to make choices that best su
By Jeffrey Sterling, MD December 25, 2019

Health Self-Empowerment: 2020 Vision!

Introduction Straight, No Chaser is committed to health self-empowerment. In this new year, we’re going to help you have 2020 vision. Over the next ten weeks, we will systema
By Jeffrey Sterling, MD January 6, 2020

Holiday Season Health Considerations

Holiday Season Health Considerations Are holiday season health considerations a thing? Yes! We want the holidays to be a time of happiness and health. Part of that involves being p
By Jeffrey Sterling, MD December 16, 2019