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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 […]


PIH Health named one of nation’s top 100 hospitals

WHITTIER – PIH Health was recently named one of the nation’s 100 top hospitals for the second consecutive year by Truven Health Analytics, a leading provider of information […]


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Paging Dr. Frischer - Cellphones

It’s time to revisit a controversial subject…cellphones and our health. I last wrote on this topic in 2007, and disagreement over cellphone safety continues. In recent years a […]


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Birth: in defense of delayed cord cutting

Waiting to cut the umbilical cord can result in a healthier baby, research shows.


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Grateful hospital patient donates Hot Wheels collection

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


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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 […]


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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 […]


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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 […]


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, […]


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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 […]


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 […]


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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 […]


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 […]


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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 […]


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 […]