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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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Airs Thursday, September 26, 2019, at 6 p.m. Health Matters: Mental Health Edition. When is restlessness or inability to pay attention a disorder? Our host, Dr. Shelley Visconte, psychologist, counselor, and marriage and family therapist, will talk about ADHD with Licensed Professional Counselors Kathryn Costello and Devin Faircloth and graduate student ChiChi Zhang.

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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.

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Airs Thursday, September 12, 2019, at 6 p.m. Vaccination is considered one of the 20th century's biggest public health successes. But in Western Europe, Japan, Kenya and Indonesia, concerns about vaccines have resulted in outbreaks of disease. The Evidence debates new research which reveals global attitudes to vaccination.

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Airs Thursday, September 5, 2019, at 6 p.m. School time can bring many challenges for students as well as parents. Tune in for Health Matters: Mental Health Edition, Thursday at 6 p.m. Dr. Shelley Visconte will talk about how to help your child have a successful school year. Guests include Dr. Bart Wagner, Child and Adolescent Psychiatrist; Dr. Sonya Poole, Licensed Professional Counselor and Early Intervention Services Facilitator; and Ms. Worlita Williams, Licensed Clinical Social Worker and Certified School Social Worker Specialist. Questions will be taken at 1-800-552-8502.

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Airs Thursday, August 1, 2019, at 6 p.m. This week’s Health Matters is all about pets. Tune in Thursday at 6 p.m. for Health Matters. Dr. Sanford Katz will be joined by Dr. April Mackey, veterinarian at Towne South Animal Hospital, to talk about summertime pet care and answer your pet health questions. Call in during the show at 1-800-552-8502 or ask a question via Twitter @rrrpublicradio.

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Airs Thursday, July 25, 2019, at 6 p.m. Anxiety is the most common mental health issue in the U.S. Tune in for Health Matters: Mental Health Edition, Thursday at 6 p.m. Our host, Dr. Shelley Visconte, will be joined by Licensed Professional Counselors Elsie Dittman and Courtney Espenan to talk about causes and treatments of anxiety disorders. 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, July 11, 2019, at 6 p.m. Summer may mean “fun in the sun,” but it also means it’s time to look at your skincare routine. Tune in for Health Matters, Thursday at 6 p.m. Dr. Randall Brewer will host this show on protecting your skin from the effects of the sun and treatments for damage that is already done. Guests will be facial plastic surgeon Dr. Ken Sanders; radiation oncologist Dr. Sanford Katz, with Willis-Knighton Cancer Center; and dermatologist Dr. Josephine Futrell, with Ark-La-Tex Dermatology. Questions will be taken during the show at 1-800-552-8502.

 

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Airs Thursday, June 27, 2019, at 6 p.m. Studies have been showing that major depression is on the rise across all age groups. Tune in for Health Matters: Mental Health Edition, Thursday at 6 p.m. Health Matters host Dr. Shelley Visconte will talk about depression with Licensed Professional Counselors Andrea O’Neal and Kathryn Costello. Questions will be taken during the show at 1-800-552-8502.

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