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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 […]

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 […]