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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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]