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Grateful hospital patient donates Hot Wheels collection

Fritz Filz donates nearly 500 Hot Wheels after hospital saves his life.

Paging Dr. Frischer - Medical facts and factoids

Let’s focus on ten more of those always fascinating medical facts and factoids.  Every day, my patients bring more to me.  Are they true or false? Is it […]

Mayor Fernando Vasquez and PIH Health

Mayor Fernando Vasquez hosted administrators from PIH Health this week. PIH officials said they plan to invest $22 million into the Downey hospital.   “As the largest industry […]

Paging Dr. Frischer - Cellulite

Today let’s look into a medical condition that is not harmful…except, perhaps, to the ego. It is by far most common among women. When looking in the mirror, […]

St. Francis opens STEMI center for heart attack patients

DOWNEY − St. Francis Medical Center (SFMC) announced the opening of its new STEMI Receiving Center at a press conference on March 4. This new service, which began […]

Healthcare reform workshop

DOWNEY – The Point Insurance Services is hosting a free healthcare reform workshop Saturday, March 29, at the Woman’s Club of Downey. Insurance specialists will discuss the Affordable […]

Paging Dr. Frischer - American Heart Month

February is American Heart Month (the same month as Valentines’ Day – makes sense!). Are you aware that heart disease continues to be the #1 killer in the […]

Bags under your eyes could be serious

For a malady that’s as common to aging as waning vision, festoons – also called “malar mounds” — aren’t well understood by the public, says Adam J. Scheiner, […]

Covered CA enroller in Downey

DOWNEY – Now through March 27, a certified Covered California enroller will be at the district office of Assemblywoman Cristina Garcia every Thursday. Garcia has partnered with South […]

Paging Dr. Frischer - LOVE

Today our subject is…LOVE. It’s a mysterious concept, seeming spontaneous and ethereal. When I was younger, my understanding was that falling in love and spending the rest of […]

Health officials: not too late for a flu shot

SACRAMENTO – State health officials say it is not too late to get vaccinated against the flu, even as California sees an increase in flu activity. While influenza […]

Paging Dr. Frischer - Flu

Flu season typically peaks in January or February, and this year appears to be no exception. It seems that everybody’s talking about it. What does it look like […]

Report: 5.6M children could die prematurely due to smoking

Surgeon General report warns that children will die unless current smoking rate drops.

PIH Health named 'distinguished hospital'

DOWNEY – PIH Health has received the Distinguished Hospital Award for Clinical Excellence for the fourth consecutive year according to Healthgrades, a leading online resource for comprehensive information […]

Paging Dr. Frischer - Mortality rates

We Americans are managing to live longer. How? During the last century, United States mortality rates (the number of deaths in a population) greatly improved. In 1900, the […]

Stay Gallery launches wellness program

DOWNEY – Stay Gallery is now offering a mind and body wellness program, “Stay Fit,” that provides alternative forms of exercise such as meditation and yoga. Stay Fit […]

Study: doctors avoid talking about alcohol

Only one in six adults — and only one in four binge drinkers — say a health professional has ever discussed alcohol use with them even though drinking […]

In 2014, take a stand against obesity

What’s your New Year’s Resolution? Hitting the gym more? Cutting carbs? There’s an easier way to get healthy in 2014, and it doesn’t require gallons of sweat or […]

Weight loss during the holidays not impossible

It’s hard to stick to a low-calorie diet day after day to lose weight, but new research shows you don’t have to, says Dr. Susie Rockway, a veteran […]

Paging Dr. Frischer - Preparedness

Have you experienced a medical emergency? Were you prepared? It’s important to have a complete and up-to-date first-aid kit in our home, office, car, boat…wherever we spend our […]