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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 […]


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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 […]


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 […]


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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 […]


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 […]


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 […]


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 […]


For your health, learn to say 'no'

Men expect more than women when it comes to “having it all,” according to a new study by Citi and LinkedIn titled, “Today’s Professional Woman Report.” More men […]


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 […]


Skin care beauty tips

To maintain youth – and even reverse damage from aging – skin care expert Ron Cummings offers these tips: * Monitor your alcohol intake. Alcohol causes skin to […]


Paging Dr. Frischer - Healthy Eating

A recent Gallup poll succeeded in shocking me. It found that healthful eating is at its lowest point since 2008. Considering the resurgence of quinoa, organic foods, specialty […]


Posture - missing link in the beauty-health connection

To some extent, beauty is in the eye of the beholder, but the things we consider beautiful usually share certain characteristics, with symmetry and vitality being chief among […]


Alzheimer's Association offers holiday tips

The holidays are a time full of celebration, joy and special occasions with family and friends. For people living with Alzheimer’s disease the season can present special challenges. […]