Dr. Patrick Lavo

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Airs Thursday, November 14, 2019, at 6 p.m. The holiday season is a time when it can be difficult to make healthy eating choices. Tune in Thursday at 6 p.m. for Health Matters. Our host, Dr. Patrick Lavo, will be joined by Julie Hartley, wellness dietitian and health coach with Willis-Knighton Health System, and Libby Burkhalter, fitness expert and owner of Libbfit, to give us tips to help navigate the Thanksgiving and Christmas buffets and to achieve fitness goals throughout the busy season. Calls will be taken at 1-800-552-8502.

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Airs Thursday, September 19, 2019, at 6 p.m. Tune in for Health Matters, Thursday at 6 p.m. Our host, Dr. Patrick Lavo, will discuss head trauma with Dr. Jennifer Kosty, Assistant Professor and Director of Skull Base Research Department of Neurosurgery at LSU Health Shreveport, and Jonathan Ford, Sports Director at the YMCA of Northwest Louisiana. Questions will be taken at 1-800-552-8502.

Airs Thursday, July 18, 2018, at 6 p.m. Keep safe and healthy while enjoying summer activities. Tune in for Health Matters, Thursday at 6 p.m. Dr. Patrick Lavo will host our talk on summer safety with guests Lt. Richard Corbett, Director of Sheriff’s Safety Town; Dr. Steven Bienvenu, Clinical Associate Professor of Pediatrics with LSU Health Shreveport; Raymond Lee, Executive Director of the BHP Billiton YMCA; and Shelley McMillian, CEO of Rock Solid. Questions will be taken during the show at 1-800-552-8502 or via Twitter @rrrpublicradio.

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Airs Thursday, April 18, 2019, at 6 p.m. Louisiana tops the list–for several sexually transmitted diseases. April is STD Awareness Month and the theme is Start the Conversation about STDs. Red River Radio will start the conversation about the growing rates of STDS on Health Matters, Thursday at 6 p.m. Our host Dr. Patrick Lavo will be joined by members of the Louisiana Department of Health Office of Public Health including: Iberia C.

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Airs Thursday, November 8, 2018, at 6 p.m. Measles outbreaks, a polio-like virus, the flu–what’s a parent to do? Tune in for Health Matters, Thursday at 6 p.m. Dr. Patrick Lavo will be joined by Dr. John A. Vanchiere, Associate Professor and Chief of Pediatric Infectious Disease at LSU Health Shreveport, to talk about these pediatric health issues and more. Questions will be taken at 1-800-552-8502 during the show.

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Airs Thursday, September 20, 2018, at 6 p.m. Around one third of U.S. adults reportedly aren't getting enough sleep. Tune in Thursday at 6 p.m. for Health Matters. Dr. Patrick Lavo will talk about sleep wellness with Dr. Oleg Chernyshev, Assistant Professor of Neurology, Director of Sleep Medicine Program and Sleep Medicine Fellowship, and StrokeNet Principal Investigator for the Center for Brain Health at LSU Health Shreveport. Questions will be taken at 1-800-552-8502.

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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, May 24, 2018, at 6 p.m. Perhaps you want to change your look in 2018. Tune in for Health Matters, Thursday at 6 p.m. Our host Dr. Patrick Lavo will be joined by Dr. Paige Bundrick, Assistant Professor of Otolaryngology, specializing in facial plastics and reconstructive surgery at LSU Health. We’ll hear from Dr. Bundrick on a variety of facial rejuvenation procedures , facial and nasal reconstructive procedures, and more. This is a Repeat Broadcast and no calls will be taken.

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Airs Thursday, May 17, 2018, at 6 p.m. Cataract surgery may help you live longer, or so a recent study says. Tune in for Health Matters, Thursday at 6 p.m. Dr. Patrick Lavo will host Dr. Jeffrey Lusk, ophthalmologist with Lusk Eye Specialists, to talk about cataracts and other conditions that can affect our eyesight. Questions will be taken at 800-552-8502.

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Airs Thursday, February 15, 2018, at 6 p.m. Early detection affects cancer treatment outcomes. Tune in Thursday at 6 p.m. for Health Matters. Our host, Dr. Patrick Lavo will be joined by Dr. Shawn Milligan, Dr. Jerry McLarty, and Jenny Green from Feist-Weiller Cancer Center to talk about the importance of early detection and the Feist-Weiller Family Health Day. Your questions will be taken during the show at 1-800-52-8502

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