Health Matters

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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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Airs Thursday, October 25, 2018. Drug or alcohol addiction doesn’t just affect the addict; it also takes its toll on family members and friends. Tune in Thursday at 6 p.m. for “Health Matters: Mental Health Edition.” Dr. Shelley Visconte will be joined by the Council on Alcoholism and Drug Addiction’s Project Coordinator Stacy Eppers and Director of Development Susan Reeks for “Addiction: A Family Affair.” Questions will be taken during the show at 800-552-8502

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Airs Thursday, September 20, 2018, at 6 p.m. Around one third of U.S. adults reportedly aren't getting enough sleep. Tune in Thursday at 6 p.m. for Health Matters. Dr. Patrick Lavo will talk about sleep wellness with Dr. Oleg Chernyshev, Assistant Professor of Neurology, Director of Sleep Medicine Program and Sleep Medicine Fellowship, and StrokeNet Principal Investigator for the Center for Brain Health at LSU Health Shreveport. Questions will be taken at 1-800-552-8502.

Airs Thursday, September 13, 2018, at 6 p.m. The high-profile deaths of fashion designer Kate Spade and celebrity chef Anthony Bourdain have brought the issue of suicide into the national spotlight. Suicide is the eleventh-leading cause of death in Louisiana and third among 15 to 34-year-old residents. Sixteen percent of Louisiana’s 677 suicides in 2016 were military veterans. So, how is Louisiana addressing its suicide problem? What signs should friends and family members look for to prevent someone from taking their own life?

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Airs Thursday, August 23, 2018, at 6 p.m. Selecting a weight loss plan to follow can be a mind-boggling experience, Keto, Mediterranean, low carb… how do you choose? Tune in for Health Matters, Thursday at 6 p.m. Dr. Sanford Katz will be joined by Dr. Kenneth Sanders, Dr. Laura Kimball-Ravari, Dr. Jennifer Singh, and nutritionist Julie Hartley to help us sort out the pros and cons of some of the most popular diet trends. Questions will be taken at 800-552-8502.

About our guests:

Dr. Kenneth Sanders is a Board Certified facial plastic and reconstructive surgeon at Kenneth Sanders Facial Plastic Surgery. .Recently, he’s gotten involved in Keto supplements. Dr. Laura Kimball-Rivari in an endocrinologist with Willis-Knighton Health Systems. She has a special interest in diabetes management and osteoporosis. Dr. Jennifer Singh  is the LSU Health Shreveport School of Allied Health Professions Physician Assistant Program Medical Director, and Director of Integrative and Lifestyle Medicine Services at Feist-Weiller Cancer Center. .Lifestyle Medicine is an emerging medical specialization focused on treating the whole person.  Julie Hartley is a Registered Dietitian/Nutritionist, Certified Health Coach and Exercise/Yoga instructor, who leads workshops on Functional Nutrition and Wellness for Willis Knighton Health Systems. 

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Airs Thursday, August 2, 2018, at 6 p.m. Every 40 seconds someone in the U.S. has a stroke, and here in the Ark-La-Tex, we are in what’s known as the “strokebelt.” Tune in for Health Matters, Thursday at 6 p.m. Dr. Randall Brewer will host our show on brain health and stroke risk. Guests will be Dr. Elizabeth Disbrow, Director at the Center for Brain Health at LSU Health; along with Dr. Kevin Lin and Dr. Oleg Chernyshev, also from the Center for Brain Health at LSU Health Shreveport. Repeat Broadcast - No Calls Taken

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Airs Thursday, July 19, 2018, at 6 p.m. Tune in for Health Matters this Thursday at 6 p.m. when Dr. Randall Brewer will be joined by Dr. Kara Babaian, Assistant Professor of Urology at LSU Health Shreveport, to talk about men’s health and other urologic concerns. Your questions will be taken during the show at 1-800-552-8502.

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Airs Thursday, June 28, 2018, at 6 p.m. Tune in for Health Matters Mental Health Edition, Thursday at 6 p.m. Dr. Shelley Visconte will host the clinical staff of New Day Recovery in Shreveport to talk about chemical and behavioral addiction. Questions will be taken at 1-800-552-8502.

Airs Thursday, June 21, 2018, at 6 p.m. America is hooked on opioids by one count, there are currently more opioid prescriptions than people in the southeastern United States. This week were taking a deep dive into the causes of the opioid crisis. Author Sam Quinones chronicles how the sophisticated marketing of prescription opioids and an enterprising group of heroin traffickers combined to create the epidemic that's now a leading cause of American deaths.

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Airs Thursday, May 31, 2018, at 6 p.m. Tune in for Health Matters: Mental Health Edition, when Dr. Shelley Visconte hosts a show on the effects of family trauma. She will be joined by Dr. Dudley Chewning, Licensed Professional Counselor and Marriage and Family Therapist with the Counseling Center of Northwest Louisiana, and Clay Walker, Caddo Parish Director of Juvenile Services. Questions will be taken at 1-80-552-8502.

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