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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 […]

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 […]