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  • Thursday, April 28, 2022, at 6 p.m. April is Autism Acceptance Month. On this episode of Health Matters: Mental Health Edition, Dr. Shawn McNeil, Assistant Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Medicine at LSU Health Shreveport, hosts a discussion on recognizing autism in children and therapies and treatments to support children with autism. Guests include Mike McGill, speech-language pathologist and Assistant Director of Children's Center at LSU Health Shreveport, Dr. Adam Blancher, counseling psychologist with Children’s Center at LSU Health Shreveport, and Becca Durr, speech-language pathologist with Children’s Center at LSU Health Shreveport. Questions will be taken at 1-800-552-8502.
  • Health Matters, Thursday, March 31 at 6 p.m. One-third of U..S adults do not get the recommended amount of sleep. On this Health Matters, Dr. Patrick Lavo will be joined by Dr. Sheila Asghar, Clinical Assistant Professor of Pediatrics and Neurology at LSU Health Shreveport, to talk about the importance of sleep and sleep disorders experienced by adults and children. Questions will be taken at 1-800-552-8502 during the show.
  • Health Matters, March 3, 2022. Ranae Moran hosts this episode of Health Matters to talk about kidney health. One in seven American adults are estimated to have chronic kidney disease, and most may not know that their kidneys are in decline. To tell us more about issues affecting the kidneys and why we should pay attention to our kidney health, Moran is joined by Dr. Srijan Tandukar, transplant nephrologist with the John C. McDonald Regional Transplant Center at Willis Knighton in Shreveport, and Dr. Thomas Siskron, urologist at Signature Urology with Willis Knighton Health System and Assistant Professor of Urology at LSU Health Shreveport.
  • Health Matters, Feb. 17, 2022. Dr. Randall Brewer hosts this episode of Health Matters on how orthopaedic surgeries and the orthopaedic residency program at LSU Health Shreveport adapted during the pandemic, and how some of their practices have been implemented nationwide. Guests include Dr. Shane Barton, Professor and Chair of the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery and Assistant Dean for Faculty Development at LSU Health and Dr. Patrick Massey, Associate Clinical Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery and Director of Clinical Research at LSU Health Shreveport, two of the physicians whose publication led to guidelines being adopted by The American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons.
  • Thursday, Dec. 9, 2021, at 6 p.m. Our host, Dr. Lacey Moffatt, psychologist, is joined by Tina Feldt, Director of Counseling and Disability Services at Centenary College of Louisiana, to talk about the effects of stress and techniques to manage stress, including practicing mindfulness.
  • Health Matters, 6 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 18, 2021. Lung cancer is the leading cause of cancer death in both men and women. On this Health Matters we talk with Dr. Robert Holladay, Professor of Clinical Internal Medicine and Program Director for the Interventional Pulmonology Fellowship Program at LSU Health Shreveport, about the etiology of lung cancer and the latest treatments. We are also joined by Jarrod Mitchell, Cardiac Rehab Coordinator at Willis-Knighton Health System, to talk about smoking cessation.
  • Airs Thursday, September 23, 2021, at 6 p.m. REPEAT - Information about COVID-19 and COVID vaccines is all over the Internet, and it can be hard to…
  • Airs Thursday, September 9, 2021, at 6 p.m. September is Sickle Cell Disease Awareness Month. On this episode of Health Matters, Dr. Patrick Lavo talks…
  • Airs Thursday, September 2, 2021, at 11 a.m. In 2020, 5.8 million people were living with Alzheimer’s disease. Tune in for Health Matters, Thursday at 6…
  • Airs Thursday, August 26, 2021, at 6 p.m. Information about COVID-19 and COVID vaccines is all over the Internet, and it can be hard to separate fact from…