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Straight, No Chaser: The Doctor/Patient Sexually Transmitted Disease (STD) Talk

As an emergency physician, my first consideration is to eliminate life threats.  Along the way, I cure disease and provide a ton of information.  With all of these efforts, I pro
By Jeffrey Sterling, MD September 21, 2013

Straight, No Chaser: The Tragedy of Septic Shock

There are bad days and then there are really bad days. In many ways, the occurrence of septic shock is a culmination of a lot of bad things that can happen to you. Septic shock is
By Jeffrey Sterling, MD September 15, 2013

Straight, No Chaser: Inappropriate Antibiotic Use

Here’s a great concern regarding strep throat and the previous post that leads to a much more important topic (I’ll take the liberty of paraphrasing.): What about the c
By Jeffrey Sterling, MD September 14, 2013

Straight, No Chaser: MRSA, the Big, Bad Staph Infection

One of the things that’s changed a lot from when I first started practicing medicine is people show up every day to the emergency room for mosquito and spider bites.  The lo
By Jeffrey Sterling, MD September 8, 2013

Straight, No Chaser: Emergency Room Adventures – The Risk of Rabies

You can’t make this stuff up.   It’s another busy night in the ER, and back-to-back patients come in, not related but dealing with the same issue.  One’s a child bitten
By Jeffrey Sterling, MD August 13, 2013

Straight, No Chaser: Who Let The Dogs Out? Animal Bites

Human Shark Week wouldn’t be complete without reviewing something getting bitten. Bow-Wow Ows Dogs bite almost 5 million people yearly, resulting in 800,000 visits to a healthcar
By Jeffrey Sterling, MD July 31, 2013
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