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PIH gala raises $540,000

DOWNEY – The 31st annual PIH Health Foundation Gala was held April 25 at the Hyatt Regency Huntington Beach Resort & Spa. This year’s sold out event, themed […]

Paging Dr. Frischer - Appendicitis

Did you know that modern medical science hasn’t determined exactly what the appendix does? What we do know for certain is that it is a 3-½ inch tube […]

Study: Most U.S. adults not being screened for cancer

Many adults in the U.S. are not getting the recommended screening tests for colorectal, breast and cervical cancers, according to data published in the latest Centers for Disease […]

Nicole Green speaks during the 54th Honors Convocation at Cal State L.A. Photo courtesy Cal State L.A.
Public health lab director is keynote speaker

DOWNEY – Nicole Green, laboratory director for the Los Angeles County Public Health Laboratory based in Downey, returned to campus Friday to deliver the keynote speech at Cal […]

Paging Dr. Frischer - Allergies

Shortly after a long run up a dry dirt trail in our beautiful Santa Monica Mountains last weekend, I started sneezing repeatedly. The sneezing didn’t subside for a […]

E-cigarettes gaining in popularity among kids

Current e-cigarette use among middle and high school students tripled from 2013 to 2014, according to data published by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the […]

Gala to raise funds for PIH center

WHITTIER – Whittier residents Rich and Annette Atwood have made the lead donation to name PIH Health’s Spiritual Care Services in honor of the late James P. Fitzgerald […]

Paging Dr. Frischer – Chewing Gum

Today, let’s address a common activity that affects a whopping 59% of all Americans. The USA ranks third in the world (behind Iran and Saudi Arabia) in our […]

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.