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Dr. Frischer

Paging Dr. Frischer - Flu

Flu season typically peaks in January or February, and this year appears to be no exception. It seems that everybody’s talking about it. What does it look like […]

Paging Dr. Frischer - Mortality rates

We Americans are managing to live longer. How? During the last century, United States mortality rates (the number of deaths in a population) greatly improved. In 1900, the […]

Paging Dr. Frischer - Preparedness

Have you experienced a medical emergency? Were you prepared? It’s important to have a complete and up-to-date first-aid kit in our home, office, car, boat…wherever we spend our […]

Paging Dr. Frischer - Healthy Eating

A recent Gallup poll succeeded in shocking me. It found that healthful eating is at its lowest point since 2008. Considering the resurgence of quinoa, organic foods, specialty […]

Paging Dr. Frischer - Hansen's Disease

This disease is so ancient and impactful that it appears throughout the Bible. Evidence of it dates back to 4,000 BCE in ancient Egypt, and it was addressed […]

Paging Dr. Frischer - E-cigarettes

In 1965, 42% of American adults were smokers. Today, the figure is 19%. However, after decades of falling smoking rates, people are flocking to a new trend: electronic […]

Paging Dr. Frischer - Yougart

I was at the grocery store just the other day, looking for the same old yogurt I’ve been eating for years. I couldn’t believe the options now available. […]

Paging Dr. Frischer - Home Remedies

Every day my patients tell me about new home remedies. Thanks to my diverse practice, these treatments are multicultural and varied. Some have withstood the test of time […]

Paging Dr. Frischer - Calories

Whether your goal is to lose weight, gain weight, or maintain your current weight, you may have asked your doctor: “How many calories should I consume?” That sounds […]

Paging Dr. Frischer - Toothpaste

I recently saw an old TV ad for toothpaste and was amused when the actor applied a two-inch long strip of paste on his toothbrush. This struck me […]

Paging Dr. Frischer - Mouthwash

Many of us use mouthwash. Is it safe? Does it help? Is one really any different from another? Mouthwash is most commonly used as a breath freshener. However, […]

Paging Dr. Frischer - Nail fungus

Today, let’s discuss a non-fatal but highly annoying problem – I encounter it among my patients several times every day. It’s the disfiguring problem of onychomycosis, better known […]

Paging Dr. Frischer - Leeches

A dear friend has severe arthritis of her knee – but that’s not what today’s column is about. Desperate to avoid knee replacement surgery, and tired of relying […]

Paging Dr. Frischer - Medication Disposal

My last column discussed the meaning of expiration dates on our medicine. Once we’ve determined that a medicine is no longer effective, safe, or needed, what is the […]

Paging Dr. Frischer - Medication expiration dates

Rummaging through my cupboards, I stumbled upon my favorite topical steroid cream and noticed that it had stamped on it an expiration date…from the 1990′s! I kidded with […]

Paging Dr. Frischer - Chia

After writing about quinoa, I’d like to follow up with another food considered by some to be a superfood: Chia. Of course, most of us associate chia with […]

Paging Dr. Frischer - Quinoa

I was out to dinner just the other night with a group of food-savvy friends, and the subject of quinoa came up. One comment followed another: “Oh, I […]

Paging Dr. Frischer - Exercise

Most of my readers know that I am a huge fan of exercise. But what about those among us who are not? Are you over 50, with an […]

Paging Dr. Frischer - Eye Protection

Summer is nearly upon us, and that means even more Southern California sunshine. We’ve all heard plenty about protecting our skin…but what about our eyes? In a 2012 […]

Paging Dr. Frischer - Motion sicknesses

Readers who visit my office can’t help but notice boating magazines in my waiting room. I am an ocean boater who loves the gentle (and sometimes not so […]

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