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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 […]

Paging Dr. Frischer - Snoring

After enduring a partner’s nighttime noises, do you find yourself asking, “Why do we snore?” Snoring can become a quality of life issue, interfering with not only the […]

Paging Dr. Frischer - Foodbourne Illnesses

Every year, roughly one in six Americans get sick from the food they eat, and approximately 3,000 die as a result. According to the Center for Disease Control […]

Paging Dr. Frischer - Prostatitis

Today’s topic will be of particular interest to my male readers. Your prostate gland is walnut-sized and located directly below the bladder. It produces fluid (semen) that nourishes […]

Paging Dr. Frischer - Alkaline water

Recently I was asked about the benefits of drinking alkaline water. Alkaline (ionized) water can be made by home water ionizers, and is available at some markets. Is […]

Paging Dr. Frischer - Flu season

Everybody’s talking about the current flu epidemic. Although winter always brings with it the flu season, it appears that this year’s is hitting us early and hard. A […]

Paging Dr. Frischer - Statins

By now, most of us have heard of the class of drugs known as statins, medications prescribed for those with high levels of cholesterol. About 35 million Americans […]

Paging Dr. Frischer - Plants

I love to spend time in my garden; I take great pleasure planting things and watching them grow. (This year we harvested a massive crop of pomegranates!) Sometimes […]

Paging Dr. Frischer - Spices and Herbs

It’s the holiday season! Many of us spend many December hours in the kitchen preparing holiday favorites. As we cook, we add our favorite spices and herbs. Seasonings […]

Paging Dr. Frischer - Low Testosterone

The condition that we will explore today often remains undiagnosed. The Food and Drug Administration estimates that up to five million American men have it, and only five […]

Paging Dr. Frischer - Aging

We are indeed growing older. Perhaps wrinkles and gray hairs are appearing. Maybe it’s new aches and pains, or extra pounds. The process of aging necessarily causes changes; […]

Paging Dr. Frischer - Stem Cells

Today’s subject is key to the future of medicine. Stem cell research is being conducted worldwide, and is frequently in the headlines. Earlier this month, in fact, the […]

Paging Dr. Frischer - Singultus

When did you last have singultus? We all get it. It can be highly annoying, especially when it comes at the most inconvenient times! Hiccups (or hiccoughs, same […]

Paging Dr. Frischer - Cravings

You just sent your partner to the store for a triple-fudge sundae and a large bag of chips. As you are ripping open the bag of chips, you […]

Paging Dr. Frischer - Hyperbaric Chamber

Recently, I visited the Two Harbors area of Catalina Island – our family calls it Paradise. USC has a marine biology center there, where graduate students from all […]

Paging Dr. Frischer - Edema

Along with the warm weather and school vacations, summertime does bring on its own unique health issues. Have you noticed that when you take off your socks at […]