Health Matters

Health Matters, produced locally by Red River Radio, airs Thursdays at 6 p.m. The producer is Ranae Moran. Hosts of Health Matters include Dr. Randall Brewer, Dr. Sanford Katz, and Red River Radio General Manager Kermit Poling. Psychologist Dr. Mark Vigen and licensed counselor Shelley Visconte host the Mental Health Edition of Health Matters the last Thursday of each month. Health Matters features guest physicians and health care specialists joining our hosts to bring you up-to-date information on topics that affect your health.  Listeners are provided the opportunity to call in with questions or comments during the show at 1-800-552-8502 or tweet a question via Twitter @rrrpublicradio.

Health Matters is currently supported by a grant from the Community Foundation of Northwest Louisiana and The Gables at Spring Lake, Gamble Guest Care’s assisted living community. 

Health Matters Disclaimer:
Health Matters is a program for informational purposes only. Consult your physician or health care provider for all health concerns. The opinions expressed on Health Matters are those of the individual guests and callers and do not represent the views of Red River Radio or LSUS. Health Matters is part of Red River Radio's Community Connections series of outreach programs. Guests on Health Matters are not compensated and are selected by relevance to the topic.  No fees are charged for participation in Health Matters.
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Airs Thursday, August 16, 2018, at 6 p.m. More young people are playing sports than ever before, which can be both healthy and fun, but sports also carry risks for injuries.  Dr. Sanford Katz hosted this Health Matters discussion on the prevention of sports injuries and how they’re treated when they do occur. He was joined by Dr. Shane Barton, Chairman and Associate Professor, Department of Orthopaedic Surgery at LSU Health; Dr.

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Airs Thursday, August 9, 2018, at 6 p.m. It's back-to-school time.  Tune in Thursday at 6 p.m. for Health Matters. Dr. Patrick Lavo will be joined by Dr. John A. Vanchiere, Vice-Chair for Pediatric Research and Chief of Pediatric Infectious Disease at LSU Health; and Dr. Jennifer Singh, LSU Health Shreveport School of Allied Health Professions Physician Assistant Program Medical Director; and Director of Integrative and Lifestyle Medicine Services at Feist-Weiller Cancer Center and Board Certified in Lifestyle Medicine. They will talk about getting the kids prepared for school and lifestyle tips to make school time easier for parents and kids.
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Airs Thursday, August 2, 2018, at 6 p.m. Every 40 seconds someone in the U.S. has a stroke, and here in the Ark-La-Tex, we are in what’s known as the “strokebelt.” Tune in for Health Matters, Thursday at 6 p.m. Dr. Randall Brewer will host our show on brain health and stroke risk. Guests will be Dr. Elizabeth Disbrow, Director at the Center for Brain Health at LSU Health; along with Dr. Kevin Lin and Dr. Oleg Chernyshev, also from the Center for Brain Health at LSU Health Shreveport. Repeat Broadcast - No Calls Taken

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Airs Thursday, July 23, 2018, at 6 p.m. Tune in for Health Matters: Mental Health Edition, Thursday at 6 p.m. Dr. Shelley Visconte will talk about sex addiction with guest Clint Davis, Licensed Professional Counselor and Certified Sex Addiction Therapist. Questions will be taken during the show at 1-800-552-8502.

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Airs Thursday, July 19, 2018, at 6 p.m. Tune in for Health Matters this Thursday at 6 p.m. when Dr. Randall Brewer will be joined by Dr. Kara Babaian, Assistant Professor of Urology at LSU Health Shreveport, to talk about men’s health and other urologic concerns. Your questions will be taken during the show at 1-800-552-8502.