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Airs Thursday, May 16, 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. Your questions will be taken at 1-800-552-8502.

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Airs Thursday, April 25, 2019, at 6 p.m. Domestic violence is a pervasive problem in the U.S., leading to physical injuries, mental health issues and death. Tune in for Health Matters: Mental Health Edition, Thursday at 6 p.m. Our host, Dr. Shelley Visconte, will be joined by Verni Howard, Executive Director of Providence House, and Valencia Jones, Provisionally Licensed Professional Counselor with Samaritan Counseling Center, and Donna Otwell with the Shreveport Bossier Rescue Mission, to talk about identifying and preventing domestic violence. Questions will be taken at 1-800-552-8502.

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Airs Thursday, April 4, 2019, at 6 p.m.
Tune in for Health Matters, Thursday at 6 p.m. Host Dr. Randall Brewer will talk about treating the patient as a whole person including lifestyle with Dr. Nicole Cotter of Integrative Medicine of Shreveport-Bossier, and Julie Hartley, Wellness Dietician and Health Coach with Willis-Knighton Health System.

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Airs Thursday, March 28, 2019, at 6 p.m. Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, or PTSD, is a condition we hear about in reference to returning soldiers, but it can be triggered by various types of trauma. Tune in for Health Matters, Thursday at 6 p.m. Our host, Dr. Shelley Visconte, will be joined by Dr. Shawn McNeil, psychiatrist with the Overton Brooks VA Medical Center, and Dr. Jennifer Russell, psychologist with Goebel and Vigen, to talk about the causes, symptoms and treatment of PTSD. Questions will be taken at 1-800-552-8502.

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Airs Thursday, February 21, 2019, at 6 p.m. Childhood cancer rates have been rising over the past few decades, but survival rates have also increased. Tune in for Health Matters Thursday at 6 p.m. Host Jesse Gilmore will be joined by Dr. Elizabeth Lindley Wadhwa, Assistant Clinical Professor of Pediatrics Hematology/Oncology, and Diana Townsend, Nurse Practitioner for Pediatric Oncology at Ochsner LSU Health System, to talk about pediatric cancers, treatments and research breakthroughs. Medical students Neesha Siriwardane and William Terracciano will tell us about the Geaux Bald for pediatric cancer event. Questions will be taken at 1-800-552-8502.

His studies found that cancerous tumors of the uterus and cervix could be discovered and diagnosed by examining cells found in vaginal secretions. His test, known as the 'Pap Test', is widely used for early cancer detection in women.
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Airs Thursday, February 7, 2019, at 6 p.m. Early detection leads to better outcomes in cancer care. Tune in for Health Matters, Thursday at 6 p.m. Dr. Sanford Katz will be joined by Dr. Paul Khater, Assistant Professor of Urology at LSU Health Shreveport; Dr. Jerry McLarty, Director of Cancer Prevention Programs at Feist-Weiller Cancer Center; and Jennifer Green Lance, Business Director of Partners in Wellness, to talk about cancer screenings and the 2019 Family Health Day at Feist-Weiller Cancer Center. Questions will be taken at 1-800-552-8502 during the show.

Airs Thursday, January 31, 2019, at 6 p.m. Health Matters: Mental Health Edition, 6 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 31. Health Matters host Dr. Shelley Visconte will be joined by Karen Rice, Licensed Professional and Bariatric Counselor and CEO of Bariatric Counseling Solutions, to talk about bariatric counseling, healthy weight management, eating disorders and more. Questions will be taken during the show at 1- 800-552-8502.

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Airs Thursday, January 10, 2019 at 6 p.m. We’ve kicked off 2019 and made our New Year’s resolutions, with hopes that this will be our best year yet. Tune in for Health Matters, Thursday at 6 p.m., when our host, Dr. Randall Brewer, will be joined by dietician Julie Hartley, fitness coach Libby Burkhalter, and Jarrod Mitchell with Willis Knighton Cardiac Rehabilitation, to help keep us on track. Questions will be taken at 1-800-552-8502.

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Airs Thursday, November 29, 2018, at 6 p.m. Tune in Thursday for Health Matters when Dr. Shelley Visconte will be joined by guests to talk about the joys and stresses of the holiday season. Questions,will be taken at 1-800-552-8502.

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Airs Thursday, November 1, 2018, at 6 p.m. Precision medicine and genomic sequencing are leading to better treatment options for cancer patients. Tune in for Health Matters, Thursday at 6 p.m. Dr. Sanford Katz will be joined by Dr. Mindie Kavanagh and Dr. Ellen Friday from Feist-Weiller Cancer Center at LSU Health Shreveport to talk about these new advances in fighting cancer. Questions will be taken at 1-800-552-8502.

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