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Dr. Frischer

Paging Dr. Frischer - Botulinum

The most lethal toxin known to humans is botulinum. If injected into muscles or veins, or inhaled, it can be deadly. Do you find it surprising that a […]

Paging Dr. Frischer - High blood pressure

High blood pressure, also known as hypertension, affects roughly one third of all adults in the United States. It is a condition in which the force of the […]

Paging Dr. Frischer - Candy

Halloween has passed. If your home is like mine, there was an abundance of leftover candy. We all have our favorites! However, this is a medical column, not […]

Paging Dr. Frischer - Amnesia

Amnesia. It’s a popular theme in books and movies, but it’s actually extremely rare! Here is one example of this highly unusual condition: In 1985, 26-year-old Jody Roberts […]

Paging Dr. Frischer - Hot flashes

Hot flashes: the most common symptom of menopause. The experience may include a warm feeling spreading through the upper body and face, rapid heartbeats, sweating, a flushed appearance, […]

Paging Dr. Frischer - Baldness and thinning hair

Today’s issue is not life threatening, but is quite significant if it happens to you! Baldness and thinning hair is extremely common; by age 35 over two-thirds of […]

Paging Dr. Frischer - Hearing

I am well aware that I am no longer part of the younger generation. Years ago, my parents thought that the Beatles music was obnoxious “noise,” and I […]

Paging Dr. Frischer – The human body

Let’s take one more look at fascinating facts about the incredible human body. It never ceases to amaze me just how remarkable it is. Let’s start from the […]

Paging Dr. Frischer - Hair and Nails

In my last column, we focused on some fascinating facts about two extremely complex and critical organs: our heart and our brain.  Today, let’s address some fascinating facts […]

Paging Dr. Frischer – The Human Body

Let’s take some time to appreciate the incredible things our body does every second of every day…without needing any conscious direction.  The human body is an amazingly complex […]

Paging Dr. Frischer – Head trauma & Concussions

Lately, we have seen a renewed focus on head trauma and concussions – especially in high school, college and professional sports. The most recent Center for Disease Control […]

Paging Dr. Frischer – Desk Jobs

For those of you who spend part or all of your day sitting at a desk, have you considered that you might be living a dangerous lifestyle? The […]

Paging Dr. Frischer - Yawn

What is Bigfoot? Is there life on other planets? Let’s tackle another age-old mystery: Why do we yawn, and why is it so darn contagious? The average yawn […]

Paging Dr. Frischer - Coconut water

A “new” beverage has started to show up everywhere – not only at my marathons and at health food stores, but also in practically every mainstream grocery store. […]

Paging Dr. Frischer - Colonics

A long-time patient recently informed me that was going to have a colonic.  Lacking enough knowledge to offer advice, I simply told her to be cautious, use common […]

Paging Dr. Frischer - Cellphones

It’s time to revisit a controversial subject…cellphones and our health. I last wrote on this topic in 2007, and disagreement over cellphone safety continues. In recent years a […]

Paging Dr. Frischer - Medical facts and factoids

Let’s focus on ten more of those always fascinating medical facts and factoids.  Every day, my patients bring more to me.  Are they true or false? Is it […]

Paging Dr. Frischer - Cellulite

Today let’s look into a medical condition that is not harmful…except, perhaps, to the ego. It is by far most common among women. When looking in the mirror, […]

Paging Dr. Frischer - American Heart Month

February is American Heart Month (the same month as Valentines’ Day – makes sense!). Are you aware that heart disease continues to be the #1 killer in the […]

Paging Dr. Frischer - LOVE

Today our subject is…LOVE. It’s a mysterious concept, seeming spontaneous and ethereal. When I was younger, my understanding was that falling in love and spending the rest of […]

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