Health Matters

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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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Airs Thursday, March 26, 2020, at 8 p.m. Tune in this Thursday for Health Matters. Dr. Joseph Bocchini, infectious disease physician with Willis-Knighton Health System, will update us on COVID-19. Dr. Randall Brewer will be our host, and Dr. Shelley Visconte will join to talk about how the coronavirus pandemic is affecting mental health.

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Airs Thursday, March 5, 2020, at 6 p.m. Plastic surgery can be elective for cosmetic purposes or necessary after illness. Tune in for Health Matters, Thursday at 6 p.m. Host Dr. Sanford Katz will be joined by plastic surgeons Dr. Forrest Wall and Dr. Paige Bundrick to talk about corrective and aesthetic procedures and facial reconstruction. This is a repeat broadcast and no phone calls will be taken tonight.

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Airs Thursday, February 13, 2020 at 6 p.m. February is Heart Health Month. Tune in for Health Matters, Thursday at 6 p.m. Host Dr. Randall Brewer will talk about conditions of the heart with Dr. Ralph Baucum III, cardiologist with Advanced Cardiology Specialists; Jarrod Mitchell, Cardiac Rehab Coordinator with Willis-Knighton Health System; and Julie Hartley, Registered Dietitian with Willis-Knighton Health System. Questions will be taken at 1-800-552-8502.

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Airs Thursday, December 5, 2019, at 6 p.m. Tune in Thursday at 6 p.m. for Health Matters. Our host, Dr. Sanford Katz, will be joined by Dr. Caroline Caperton, allergist and immunologist with Willis-Knighton Health System, and Dr. Kamal Masri, pulmonologist and critical care physician , with Willis-Knighton Health System, to talk about diseases which affect the lungs. Questions will be taken a 1-800-552-8502.

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Airs Thursday, November 21, 2019, at 6 p.m. Hepatitis C is now a possibly curable disease with advancements in treatment. We will talk about this and other liver diseases on Health Matters, Thursday at 6 p.m. Our host Dr. Randall Brewer will be joined by Dr. Raymond Coghlan, Clinical Associate Professor of Infectious Disease at LSU Health Shreveport, and Dr. Hrishikesh Samant, Clinical Assistant Professor of Gastroenterology at LSU Health Shreveport and Site Director of Hepatology at John C. McDonald Regional Transplant Center. Calls will be taken at 1-800-552-8502.

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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, November 7, 2019, at 6 p.m. Alzheimer's is the leading cause of dementia in the U.S with 5.8 million people living with the disease. Numbers are expected to rise. Tune in Thursday at 6 p.m. for Health Matters. Our host, Dr. Patrick Lavo, will be joined by Dr.

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Airs Thursday, October 31, 2019, at 6 p.m. Tune in Thursday at 6 p.m. for Health Matters: Mental Health Edition. Dr. Shelley Visconte hosts this pre-recorded discussion on addiction and recovery with Kit Gamble and team members from the Lincoln Nova Vital Recovery Center in Ruston, La.

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Airs Thursday, October 3, 2019, at 6 p.m. Headache, nausea, and sensitivity to light and sound can all be symptoms of migraine. Tune in Thursday for Health Matters to learn about migraines and other headaches. Our host, Dr. Sanford Katz, will be joined by headache specialist Dr. Debra Davis, pain specialist Dr. Randall Brewer and neurosurgeon Dr. Jessica Wilden. This is a repeat broadcast and no phone calls will be taken..

Neurologist Dr. Debra Davis is Professor of Clinical Neurology specializing in headaches at LSU Health Shreveport. Neurologist Dr. Randall Brewer specializes in pain management at River Cities Interventional Pain Specialists, associated with the Willis-Knighton Physician Network; and Dr. Jessica Wilden, neurosurgeon, is the Director of Tri-State Neurosurgery, associated with the Willis-Knighton Physician Network.

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