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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 […]


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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 […]


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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 […]


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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 […]


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Paging Dr. Frischer - Botulinum

The most lethal toxin known to humans is botulinum. If injected into muscles or veins, or inhaled, it can be deadly. Do you find it surprising that a […]


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 […]


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 […]


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 […]


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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 […]