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Free immunizations Wednesday

DOWNEY – Families with no medical insurance can receive free immunizations for their children Wednesday, Dec. 3, from 3-6:30 p.m. at Alameda Elementary. Children ages 4-18 can receive […]


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Paging Dr. Frischer - High blood pressure

High blood pressure, also known as hypertension, affects roughly one third of all adults in the United States. It is a condition in which the force of the […]


How to stay healthy during the holidays

It’s a sad statistical fact: The holidays, from Christmas to New Year’s, are a treacherous time when it comes to our health. “There’s a spike in heart attacks […]


PIH Health Hospital named ‘top performer’ for treatment

WHITTIER – PIH Health Hospital – Whittier has been recognized as a 2013 Top Performer on Key Quality Measures by The Joint Commission, the leading accreditor of healthcare […]


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Paging Dr. Frischer - Candy

Halloween has passed. If your home is like mine, there was an abundance of leftover candy. We all have our favorites! However, this is a medical column, not […]


Downey woman fights against chronic pain

DOWNEY – Downey resident Sarah Osuna recently returned from the National Fibromyalgia & Chronic Pain Association’s “Leaders Against Pain” in Salt Lake City where she learned from leading […]


Free Alzheimer’s training

DOWNEY – A free workshop to discuss Alzheimer’s and other dementias will be held Thursday, Nov. 20, at 5 p.m. at the Downey offices of Home Instead Senior […]


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Dr. Alan Frischer received Mayor’s Healthy Heart Award

Dr. Alan Frischer was recognized with the Mayor’s Healthy Heart Award at Tuesday’s City Council meeting, an award presented by Mayor Fernando Vasquez to outstanding healthcare professionals. The […]


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PIH Health Hospital health event

Event attendee Carla Flores, age 9, and Senior Vice President and Chief Medical Officer Rosalio J Lopez MD MBA operate on a “patient” during a friendly game similar […]


Weigh 2015 Medicare Part D, Advantage Plan choices carefully

Not examining Medicare options could be a costly mistake, financial expert says.


Heroin overdoses on the rise, CDC says

Heroin deaths increased sharply in many states, according to a report of death certificate data from 28 states published by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in […]


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Paging Dr. Frischer - Amnesia

Amnesia. It’s a popular theme in books and movies, but it’s actually extremely rare! Here is one example of this highly unusual condition: In 1985, 26-year-old Jody Roberts […]


PIH named one of nation’s best hospitals for cardiac surgery

DOWNEY – PIH Health announced Tuesday that it has been recognized as one of America’s 50 Best Hospitals for Cardiac Surgery and one of America’s 100 Best Hospitals […]


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Paging Dr. Frischer - Hot flashes

Hot flashes: the most common symptom of menopause. The experience may include a warm feeling spreading through the upper body and face, rapid heartbeats, sweating, a flushed appearance, […]


PIH Health and partners launch Vivity

WHITTIER – PIH Health has joined Anthem Blue Cross and six other top hospital systems to offer Anthem Blue Cross Vivity, an integrated health system in Los Angeles […]


CareMore opening Pico Rivera clinic

PICO RIVERA – To increase access to much-needed medical care in the Pico Rivera community, especially for persons with disabilities and older adults with chronic health conditions, CareMore […]


CDC: Millions of children not getting recommended preventive care

Millions of infants, children and adolescents in the United States did not receive key clinical preventive services, according to a report published by the Centers for Disease Control […]


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Paging Dr. Frischer - Baldness and thinning hair

Today’s issue is not life threatening, but is quite significant if it happens to you! Baldness and thinning hair is extremely common; by age 35 over two-thirds of […]


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 […]