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 incidences of occurrences. Of all days during the year, today you must act to lower your risk of a fatal motor vehicle crash due to alcohol or … Continue reading Driving Under the Influence (DUI) & New Year’s Eve
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Introduction This Straight, No Chaser post is about eliminating alcohol from the body. We get questions from you all the time. In preparation for New Year’s Eve, here’s an example: “How can I eliminate alcohol from the body quicker if I get drunk?” It’s a frequent misconception that there are a ton of remedies you … Continue reading Eliminating Alcohol from the Body
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Introduction This point is about prevention and treatment of lead poisoning. What you need to know about protecting yourself from lead poisoning and its effects is reducible to awareness, baseline testing, prevention and treatment. We covered what you needed for awareness in the previous Straight, No Chaser. However your goal really should be prevention via … Continue reading Prevention and Treatment of Lead Poisoning
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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 of lead in the city’s drinking water supply. This followed inadequate preventive treatment of the water supply, which is a necessary step in the provision of public health. … Continue reading Frequently Asked Questions About Lead Poisoning
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Introduction – Merry Christmas! Shouldn’t we be pursuing life, liberty health and happiness? That’s why we’re hear. Straight, No Chaser isn’t a medical encyclopedia. It’s a tool to empower you to make choices that best suit your lifestyle – the intersection between health and happiness. Even though today is Christmas, remember we offer you the gift of … Continue reading The Intersection of Health and Happiness
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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 fundamental of these is access to and maintaining good health. Those of you who are regular readers of Straight, No Chaser at www.jeffreysterlingmd.com know of my work in identifying … Continue reading Improving Health In The Black Family
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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 know, and there are still other things that you think you know that you don’t know at all. When it comes to colds and influenza (both or … Continue reading Your Hygiene and Risk for Illness
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Introduction So I’m at dinner with a group of friends, and somehow the topic gets to lactose intolerance. For 15 minutes. They were really into it. At dinner! You know what it is. Everyone seemingly knows someone who has it, even if (hopefully) you aren’t reminded of it too often. Lactose intolerance is a state … Continue reading Lactose Intolerance – It’s Explosive!
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Introduction This Straight, No Chaser addresses the differing effects of medications in the elderly. The elderly are living longer and more productively. Part of being able to do so is by maintaining an understanding of how your actions affect you. As you’d believe, one common action of many of the elderly is taking medications. You … Continue reading Differing Effects of Medications in the Elderly
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Introduction This Straight, No Chaser discusses the health benefits of coffee. It’s so often that I talk about diseases and conditions that are harmful to you that it’s refreshing (no pun intended) to write about something that should be good for you. Today, I come to praise coffee, not to bury it—and I don’t … Continue reading The Health Benefits of Coffee
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