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Airs Thursday, July 9, 2020, at 8 p.m. Tune in for Health Matters, Thursday at 6 p.m. With cases of COVID-19 again on the rise, Dr. G.E. Ghali, Chancellor of LSU Health Shreveport, will join Health Matters host Dr. Randall Brewer to provide updates and discuss the current situation. Questions will be taken at 1-800-552-8502.

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Airs Thursday, May 7, 2020, at 6 p.m. Airs Thursday, May 7, 2020, at 6 p.m. Tune in for Health Matters Thursday, May 7, 2020, at 6 p.m. Dr. Shelley Visconte will host a discussion on how the coronavirus pandemic is affecting mental health with guests Dr. Jennifer Russell and Ashley Rice PLPC with Goebel, Vigen and Associates. Questions will be taken at 1-800-552-8502.

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Testing, Research, & Whether or Not Louisiana is Ready to Open Up

Airs Thursday, April 30, 2020, at 6 p.m. Hosted by Dr. Randall Brewer, this Health Matters continues with the latest information and updates on the COVID-19 pandemic and how it is affecting our area. LSU Health Shreveport has been one of the medical centers on the forefront of tackling this disease through testing and research, and Dr. G.E. Ghali, Chancellor of LSU Health Shreveport, talks about these efforts and his thoughts on opening up our state and city.

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COVID-19 Updates, Testing and Research, and Veteran Mental Health and Cancer Care During Coronavirus Pandemic

Airs Thursday, April 23, 2020, at 6 p.m.  Our host Dr. Randall Brewer discusses COVID-19 and testing and research with Dr. Chris Kevil, PhD, Vice Chancellor for Research at LSU Health Shreveport, and Dr. Andrew Yurochko, PhD, Professor of Microbiology and Immunology at LSU Health Shreveport. Dr. Shawn McNeil, psychiatrist with Overton Brooks VA Medical Center, informs us on veterans’ mental health and how our local VA is providing access to mental health care during the pandemic. Dr. Sanford Katz, radiologist oncologist with Willis-Knighton Health System, talks about cancer patient care during this time.

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Telehealth, Access to Healthcare and Mental Health During Coronavirus Pandemic
Airs Thursday, April 16, 2020, at 6 p.m.
Dr. Randall Brewer hosts this Health Matters as we continue our coverage of the novel coronavirus by talking about two important related health topics: access to healthcare during social distancing and the effects of the virus on mental health. Our guest will be Dr. James C. Patterson II, Professor and Chair of Psychiatry and Behavioral Medicine, and Christus Schumpert Endowed Chair of Neurobiology, Professor of Pharmacology, Toxicology and Neuroscience at LSU Health Shreveport.

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Airs Thursday, April 9, 2020, at 6 p.m. Red River Radio continues coverage of COVID-19 on Health Matters, Thursday at 6 p.m. Dr. Randall Brewer will be joined by Dr. Andrew Yurochko, Professor and Carroll Feist Endowed Chair of Viral Oncology and Department Vice-Chair of Microbiology and Immunology; and Dr. Keith Scott,  Professor of Pediatrics, Surgery & Medicine, at LSU Health – Shreveport. We’ll find out more about the virus and an interesting new clinical trial studying nitric oxide as a possible treatment.