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Paging Dr. Frischer - End of life

End of life. When we, or a loved one, are approaching this difficult time, how do we decide when to take advantage of everything medical science has to […]

People living longer with cancer

Two out of 3 people diagnosed with cancer survive five years or more, according to a CDC study published in last week’s Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report. The […]

Healthy Downey 5K now taking sign-ups

DOWNEY – Pre-registration is now being taken for the third annual Healthy Downey 5K Run/Walk, taking place April 18 at Rancho Los Amigos National Rehabilitation Center. Last day […]

Report: lack of housing in L.A. County impacts health

The Los Angeles County Department of Public Health (Public Health) reports that 1.2 million LA County residents lack affordable housing, which may impact their health. The new report, […]

Traffic collisions are leading cause of death for truck drivers

Our nation depends on truck drivers to deliver goods and services safely and efficiently. Yet, crashes involving large trucks continue to take a toll on truck drivers, their […]

Paging Dr. Frischer - Fatigue

Fatigue is one of the most common complaints I get from my patients, but I actually look forward to hearing it brought up! The cause might be physical, […]

Paging Dr. Frischer - Muscle cramps

Muscle cramps! You may have heard a cramp referred to as a charley horse or a muscle spasm. I discuss them with my patients frequently, and you have […]

Despite risks, opioid painkillers growing in popularity among young women

More than a third of reproductive-aged women enrolled in Medicaid, and more than a quarter of those with private insurance, filled a prescription for an opioid pain medication […]

Student makes radical discovery that could cut cancer treatment costs

Whittier native earns worldwide acclaim for inventing how to “unboil” an egg.

STUDY: 58 million Americans still exposed to secondhand smoke

Although secondhand smoke (SHS) exposure in the United States dropped by half between 1999 to 2000 and 2011 to 2012, one in four nonsmokers — 58 million people […]

Paging Dr. Frischer - the DASH (Dietary Approaches to Stop Hypertension) diet

U.S. News and World Report recently announced their winner for the best overall diet for 2015: the DASH (Dietary Approaches to Stop Hypertension) diet. Their panel of experts […]

Proposed bill would allow terminally ill to try experimental drugs

Waiting period for FDA to approve new drugs is costing lives, says assemblyman.

Study: Flu shot offers less protection but still effective

A report published in the Jan. 16 Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report (MMWR) estimates that getting a flu vaccine this season reduced a person’s risk of having to […]

Paging Dr. Frischer - Cysts

I recently had a request to write a column on cysts. My first thought was that there is no way that an article on cysts could possibly be […]

Free seminar on glaucoma

CERRITOS – A doctor from Pioneer Medical Group will lead a discussion on glaucoma Wednesday, Jan. 28, at 1 p.m. at the Cerritos Senior Center. Glaucoma affects peripheral […]

CDC: Alcohol poisoning kills 6 people every day

More than 2,200 people die from alcohol poisoning each year in the United States – an average of six deaths each day – according to a new Vital […]

Paging Dr. Frischer – Insect cuisine

Does the cure for world hunger lie in insect cuisine? This may not sound appealing, yet today, as many as two billion people eat insects on a regular […]

Paging Dr. Frischer - Aneurysms

Our heart beats about 100,000 times every day. That comes to about three billion times in a lifetime. It will pump about 800 million pints of blood – […]

CDC: Ebola remains an epidemic

After more than a year of Ebola transmission in Guinea and more than 7 months of transmission in Liberia and Sierra Leone, there is still much to be […]

Number of adult smokers reaches all-time low

The cigarette smoking rate among adults in the U.S. dropped from 20.9 percent in 2005 to 17.8 percent in 2013, according to new data published by the Centers […]