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Airs Thursday, September 17, 2020, at 6 p.m. Recovery after COVID-19 can mean needing rehab for cardiac, pulmonary, neurological or cognitive conditions. Tune in for Health Matters, Thursday at 6 p.m. Dr. Patrick Lavo will be joined by Dr. Jonathan Eaton, Clinical Assistant Professor of Medicine; Dr. Suzanne Tinsley, Assistant Dean of Development for School of Allied Health Professions, Associate Professor of Physical Therapy, Board Certified Specialist in Neurologic Physical Therapy; and Dr. Tim Gilmore, Clinical Associate Professor of Cardiopulmonary Science, Program Director. Questions will be taken at 1-800-552-8502.

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Airs Thursday, September 3, 2020 at 6 p.m. Students are going back to school, whether in person or online. Tune in Thursday at 6 p.m. for Health Matters: Mental Health Edition. Host Shelley Visconte will address issues affecting children and parents, as the schoolyear starts, with guests Michelle Yetman, PhD, Clinical Psychologist and Clinical Assistant Professor at LSU Health Shreveport; Stephanie Curry, Speech-Language Pathologist, Clinical Instructor of Communication Disorders at LSU Health Shreveport, and Adam Blancher, PhD, Counseling Psychologist, Clinical Associate Professor at LSU Health Shreveport. Questions will be taken at 1-800-552-8502.

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Airs Thursday, August 20, 2020, at 6 p.m. Schools have reopened, and some students are attending in person, while others have chosen to study online. Tune in for Health Matters, Thursday at 6 p.m. Dr. Sanford Katz will be joined by Dr. T.L. Goree, Superintendent of Caddo Public Schools, Clay Corley, Superintendent of Desoto Parish Schools, Dr. Martha Whyte, Medical Director for the Region 7 Office of Public Health, and Trish Farnsworth-Smith, Operations Director for the LSUS Pandemic Action Team. We will talk about safety measures that are in place to protect students and faculty during the pandemic. Questions will be taken at 1-800-552-8502.

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Airs Thursday, August 6, 2020
Tune in for Health Matters, Thursday at 6 p.m. Our host, Dr. Sanford Katz, will be joined by Andrew Yurochko, PhD, Professor of Microbiology and Immunology and Carroll Feist Chair of Viral Oncology at LSU Health Shreveport, and Dr. John Vanchiere, Chief of LSU Health Shreveport Department of Pediatrics Infectious Diseases. We'll talk about testing and treatment for COVID-19 and about a vaccine trial happening right here locally. Questions will be taken at 1-800-552-8502.

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Airs Thursday, July 16, 202, at 6 p.m. Tune in for Health Matters, Thursday at 6 p.m. Health Matters host Dr. Randall Brewer will be joined by Dr. Joseph Bocchini,  infectious disease physician with Willis-Knighton Health System, and Dr. John Vanchiere, Vice-Chair for Pediatric Research and Chief of Pediatric Infectious Diseases with LSU Health Shreveport, to continue our updates on COVID-19. Questions will be taken at 1-800-552-8502.

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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, June 25, 2020, at 6 p.m. Amid the coronavirus pandemic and stay at home orders, alcohol sales surged. Tune in for Health Matters: Mental Health Edition, Thursday at 6 p.m. as host Dr. Shelley Visconte is joined by Dr. Nicholas Goeders, Professor and Head of Pharmacology, Toxicology and Neuroscience at LSU Health, and Kent Dean, Director of CADA School of Addiction and Behavioral Health, to talk about how the pandemic has affected alcohol and substance abuse addictions. Questions will be taken at 1-800-552-8502.

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Airs Thursday, June 18, 2018, at 6 p.m. Tune in Thursday at 6 p.m. for Health Matters: Mental Health Edition. Our host, Dr. Shelley Visconte, will be joined by Angela Pellerin, L.P.C., and Director of Counseling Services, LSUS Student Development; and Dr. Paula Atkins, Associate Vice Chancellor of Student Development and Dean of Students at LSUS, to talk about mental health issues during the current pandemic and some of the challenges faced by college students. Questions will be taken at 1-800-552-8502.

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Airs Thursday, June 11, 2020, at 6 p.m. Information about COVID-19 in the news and on social media can be confusing. Tune in for Health Matters, Thursday at 6 p.m. Dr. Randall Brewer will be joined by Dr. Andrew Yurochko, PhD, Professor of Microbiology and Immunology, and Dr. Jeremy Kamil, Associate Professor of Microbiology and Immunology, both with LSU Health Shreveport, to help us separate fact from fiction and also tell us if the virus is showing mutations. Questions will be taken at 1-800-552-8502.

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Airs Thursday, June 4, 2020, at 6 p.m. In our current time of a global pandemic and civil unrest, people are likely to be feeling more stress and anxiety. Tune in Thursday at 6 p.m. for Health Matters: Mental Health Edition. Our host Dr. Shelley Visconte will be joined by Clint Davis, Licensed Professional Counselor, and Natashia Fields, Licensed Professional Counselor, both with Clint Davis Counseling and Integrative Wellness, to talk about mental health during this time. Questions and comments will be taken at 1-800-552-8502.

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