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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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Airs Thursday, May 21, 2020, at 6 p.m. Our host Dr. Randall Brewer will be joined by Dr. Keith Scott, Professor of Pediatrics, Surgery & Medicine at LSU Health Shreveport, and Dr. Jennifer Singh, Assistant Professor of Internal Medicine at the Feist-Weiller Cancer Center and is Board Certified in Lifestyle as Medicine. Dr. Scott will let us know the latest on clinical trials for treatment of COVID-19 at LSUHS, and Dr. Singh will inform us about the mobile testing unit that is testing for coronavirus in some of our most at risk communities.

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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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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.

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Airs Thursday, April 2, 2020, at 6 p.m. Tune in for Health Matters Thursday at 6 p.m., when we will continue our special coverage on COVID-19. Our host, Dr. Randall Brewer will be joined by Dr. Puja Nambiar, Infectious Disease Specialist and Assistant Professor at Ochsner LSU Health in Shreveport along with Dr. Chris Kevil, Vice Chancellor for Research at LSU Health.

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