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Robin Williams’ suicide and its relation to depression

On Monday, Robin Williams passed away of an apparent suicide. As we remember the many amazing ways in which he enriched media and culture with his comedy and […]

Kaiser in Downey ranked in top 20 among state hospitals

DOWNEY – Kaiser Permanente Downey Medical Center is rated among the top 20 in California and is 9th in the LA Metro area in nine specialty areas, including […]

Downey doctors develop new treatment for incontinence

DOWNEY – Physicians at Physicians’ Surgery Center of Downey were the first in the western United States to use mild electrical stimulation similar to that found in a […]

Paging Dr. Frischer – The Human Body

Let’s take some time to appreciate the incredible things our body does every second of every day…without needing any conscious direction.  The human body is an amazingly complex […]

The Affordable Care Act is a flawed program

The Obama Administration has made vast promises about the potential successes of the Affordable Care Act, but if the failed launch is any precursor of what is to […]

PIH Health honored for technology

DOWNEY – PIH Health was named a 2014 Most Wired award recipient by “Hospitals and Health Networks,” a monthly publication from the American Hospital Association. This is the […]

Paging Dr. Frischer – Head trauma & Concussions

Lately, we have seen a renewed focus on head trauma and concussions – especially in high school, college and professional sports. The most recent Center for Disease Control […]

1 in 10 adults will die from excessive drinking

Excessive alcohol use accounts for one in 10 deaths among working-age adults ages 20-64 years in the United States, according to a report from the Centers for Disease […]

Downey officials encourage pool safety

DOWNEY – In an effort to promote pool safety and help prevent child drownings this summer, the City of Downey has officially proclaimed July 14- July 20 as […]

Paging Dr. Frischer – Desk Jobs

For those of you who spend part or all of your day sitting at a desk, have you considered that you might be living a dangerous lifestyle? The […]

New anti-smoking campaign to air this summer

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is launching “hard-hitting ads” for its 2014 “Tips From Former Smokers” campaign. Beginning July 7, these ads will run nationwide for […]

Men: take stock of your health

June is Men’s Health Month, a reminder for men to do the things that they generally don’t do as well as women: getting screened for conditions that, detected […]

Paging Dr. Frischer - Yawn

What is Bigfoot? Is there life on other planets? Let’s tackle another age-old mystery: Why do we yawn, and why is it so darn contagious? The average yawn […]

Mosquito tests positive for West Nile virus

SANTA FE SPRINGS – Fires are not the only thing affecting public health this week. The Greater Los Angeles County Vector Control District (GLACVCD) has confirmed the first […]

Paging Dr. Frischer - Coconut water

A “new” beverage has started to show up everywhere – not only at my marathons and at health food stores, but also in practically every mainstream grocery store. […]

Kaiser hospital gets “A” grade

DOWNEY – Kaiser Permanente Downey Medical Center, as well as the other 13 Kaiser Permanente hospitals in Southern California, received an “A” on the Hospital Safety Score from […]

Downey Adult School’s Pharmacy Technician program

Students from Downey Adult School’s Pharmacy Technician program volunteered at a prescription drug take-back event April 26 at Long Beach Memorial Medical Center. The students helped collect 440 […]

Paging Dr. Frischer - Colonics

A long-time patient recently informed me that was going to have a colonic.  Lacking enough knowledge to offer advice, I simply told her to be cautious, use common […]

5K run at Rancho hospital Saturday

DOWNEY – Rancho Los Amigos National Rehabilitation Center is hosting its annual Roll Around the Ranch Health and Wellness Fair this Saturday, May 10, from 7:30 a.m. to […]

Some parents still decline measles vaccine

LOS ANGELES – The CDC estimates that vaccinations will prevent more than 21 million hospitalizations and 732,000 deaths among children born in the last 20 years, according to […]