Health Matters

Aired Thursday, October 10 at 6 p.m. This week on Health Matters, Shreveport psychiatrist Dr. Gary Booker, Debbie Hayes of the Alzheimer’s Association in North Louisiana, and Christine Wright, an occupational therapist with LSU Health Shreveport, were our guests to discuss how Alzheimer’s affects patients and families and we took your calls and questions.

Aired Thursday, September 26 at 6 p.m. Early treatment of mental health disorders can help save individuals, families and possibly even the community from distress. In this Health Matters Laura Brucia Hamm, executive director for the Center for Families and Therapist Dr. Richard Price were our guests and took your questions about breaking the stigma associated with mental health disorders, early warning signs and access to mental health care. Their counseling service can be found here.

Aired Thursday, September 5 at 6 p.m. A special edition of Health Matters on Obesity Management,  guest hosted by Dr. Randall Brewer.   He was joined by three experts:  Dr. Anthony Stuart with Tri-State Internal Medicine, along with dietician Linda Delacerde and counselor Jan Burns, both with Willis Knighton Health System. They took your calls and answer your questions about Obesity Management.

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Aired Thursday, August 22 at 6:00 p.m. Migraine headaches can be debilitating, causing sufferers to feel like they are losing days out of their lives. If you suffer from migraine headaches or know someone who does, then listen here to our latest next Health Matters as Debra Elliott Davis, M.D., Associate Professor of Clinical Neurology at LSU Health Sciences  Center in Shreveport joined Kermit Poling to talk about migraine headaches and take your calls.

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Aired Thursday, July 25 at 6 p.m. Since the first Aids cases were diagnosed in the U.S. in the 80s, many advancements have been made in the screening and treatment of HIV. What are these advancements? Infectious Disease Physician Dr. Gerardo Negron, Brett Malone, Executive Director of the Philadelphia Center in Shreveport, and Robert Darrow joined us for Health Matters to provide the latest information and take your questions during the show.

Aired Thursday, July 11 at 6 p.m. Do you experience low back pain? Listen here to Health Matters as Dr. Randall Brewer of River Cities Interventional Pain Specialists shares information about the causes and treatment of low back pain. He took your questions during the show. (Click post to listen again)

Airs Thursday, May 23 at 6 p.m. May is Healthy Vision Month. Join us this Thursday at 6 p.m. for Health Matters. Dr. James E. Lusk of Lusk Eye Specialists in Shreveport, will be our guest to discuss Eye Health and take your questions at 1-800-552-8502.

Aired Thursday, May 9 at 6 p.m.  Listen again to Health Matters as Kermit Poling welcomes Katie Garcia, Clinical Director of the Center for Families in Shreveport. They discussed anxiety disorders and increased anxiety in a changing world.  

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