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Supporting someone with cancer

Shy about asking, “What’s the etiquette for supporting my loved one, friend or  colleague in their battle against cancer?” many people simply avoid the question altogether – and […]


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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 […]


Study: number of kids experimenting with e-cigarettes tripled since 2011

More than a quarter of a million youth who had never smoked a cigarette used electronic cigarettes in 2013, according to a CDC study published in the journal […]


The problem with energy drinks and kids

Anxiety, hypertension, elevated heart rates, interrupted sleep patterns and headaches are just some of the side effects commonly associated with energy drinks, and those problems are more pronounced […]


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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 […]


Children eating more fruit, but still not enough

Children in the U.S. ate 67% more whole fruit from 2003-2010, but the amount of vegetables they ate remained unchanged, according to the latest Vital Signs report by […]


Robin Williams’ suicide and its relation to depression

On Monday, Robin Williams passed away of an apparent suicide. As we remember the many amazing ways in which he enriched media and culture with his comedy and […]


Kaiser in Downey ranked in top 20 among state hospitals

DOWNEY – Kaiser Permanente Downey Medical Center is rated among the top 20 in California and is 9th in the LA Metro area in nine specialty areas, including […]


Downey doctors develop new treatment for incontinence

DOWNEY – Physicians at Physicians’ Surgery Center of Downey were the first in the western United States to use mild electrical stimulation similar to that found in a […]


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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 […]


The Affordable Care Act is a flawed program

The Obama Administration has made vast promises about the potential successes of the Affordable Care Act, but if the failed launch is any precursor of what is to […]


PIH Health honored for technology

DOWNEY – PIH Health was named a 2014 Most Wired award recipient by “Hospitals and Health Networks,” a monthly publication from the American Hospital Association. This is the […]


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Paging Dr. Frischer – Head trauma & Concussions

Lately, we have seen a renewed focus on head trauma and concussions – especially in high school, college and professional sports. The most recent Center for Disease Control […]


1 in 10 adults will die from excessive drinking

Excessive alcohol use accounts for one in 10 deaths among working-age adults ages 20-64 years in the United States, according to a report from the Centers for Disease […]


Downey officials encourage pool safety

DOWNEY – In an effort to promote pool safety and help prevent child drownings this summer, the City of Downey has officially proclaimed July 14- July 20 as […]


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Paging Dr. Frischer – Desk Jobs

For those of you who spend part or all of your day sitting at a desk, have you considered that you might be living a dangerous lifestyle? The […]


New anti-smoking campaign to air this summer

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is launching “hard-hitting ads” for its 2014 “Tips From Former Smokers” campaign. Beginning July 7, these ads will run nationwide for […]


Men: take stock of your health

June is Men’s Health Month, a reminder for men to do the things that they generally don’t do as well as women: getting screened for conditions that, detected […]


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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 […]