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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 […]


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 […]