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Paging Dr. Frischer - Appendicitis

Did you know that modern medical science hasn’t determined exactly what the appendix does? What we do know for certain is that it is a 3-½ inch tube […]


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Paging Dr. Frischer - Allergies

Shortly after a long run up a dry dirt trail in our beautiful Santa Monica Mountains last weekend, I started sneezing repeatedly. The sneezing didn’t subside for a […]


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Paging Dr. Frischer – Chewing Gum

Today, let’s address a common activity that affects a whopping 59% of all Americans. The USA ranks third in the world (behind Iran and Saudi Arabia) in our […]


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Paging Dr. Frischer - End of life

End of life. When we, or a loved one, are approaching this difficult time, how do we decide when to take advantage of everything medical science has to […]


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Paging Dr. Frischer - Fatigue

Fatigue is one of the most common complaints I get from my patients, but I actually look forward to hearing it brought up! The cause might be physical, […]


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Paging Dr. Frischer - Muscle cramps

Muscle cramps! You may have heard a cramp referred to as a charley horse or a muscle spasm. I discuss them with my patients frequently, and you have […]


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Paging Dr. Frischer - the DASH (Dietary Approaches to Stop Hypertension) diet

U.S. News and World Report recently announced their winner for the best overall diet for 2015: the DASH (Dietary Approaches to Stop Hypertension) diet. Their panel of experts […]


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Paging Dr. Frischer - Cysts

I recently had a request to write a column on cysts. My first thought was that there is no way that an article on cysts could possibly be […]


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Paging Dr. Frischer – Insect cuisine

Does the cure for world hunger lie in insect cuisine? This may not sound appealing, yet today, as many as two billion people eat insects on a regular […]


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Paging Dr. Frischer - Aneurysms

Our heart beats about 100,000 times every day. That comes to about three billion times in a lifetime. It will pump about 800 million pints of blood – […]


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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 […]


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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 […]


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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 […]


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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 […]


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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, […]


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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 […]


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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 […]


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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 […]


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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 […]