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Airs Thursday, May 17, 2018, at 6 p.m. Cataract surgery may help you live longer, or so a recent study says. Tune in for Health Matters, Thursday at 6 p.m. Dr. Patrick Lavo will host Dr. Jeffrey Lusk, ophthalmologist with Lusk Eye Specialists, to talk about cataracts and other conditions that can affect our eyesight. Questions will be taken at 800-552-8502.

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Airs Thursday, May 10, 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.

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Airs Thursday, April 19, 2018. This week’s Health Matters is all about the pets, from allergies to mosquito related illness and more. So have your pet questions ready and tune in, Thursday at 6 p.m. Dr. Sanford Katz will host Dr. April Mackey from Towne South Animal Hospital. Questions will be taken at 1-800-552-8502.

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Airs Thursday, March 22, 2018, at 6 p.m. It’s officially spring, and cars are covered in the yellow, powdery pollen which produces runny noses and red, itchy eyes. Allergies are nothing to sneeze at. Tune in Thursday at 6 p.m. for Health Matters as Dr. Sanford Katz hosts Dr. Lori A. Lemonnier, LSU Health Assistant Professor–Rhinology and Skull Base Surgery, and Dr. Caroline Caperton, with WK Allergy, Asthma and Immunology Center, to talk about allergy triggers and treatments. Questions will be taken at 1-800-552-8502 during the show.

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Airs Thursday, February 22, 2018, at 6 p.m. Tune in for Health Matters: Mental Health Edition, Thursday t 6 p.m. Dr. Shelley Visconte will host our discussion on Chronic Mental Illness and the Criminal Justice System. Guests will be Attorney Elton Richey, and forensic psychiatry fellows from University Health Dr. Vinay Kothapalli and Dr. Erica Parker. Questions will be taken during the show at 1-800-552-8502.

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Airs Thursday, February 15, 2018, at 6 p.m. Early detection affects cancer treatment outcomes. Tune in Thursday at 6 p.m. for Health Matters. Our host, Dr. Patrick Lavo will be joined by Dr. Shawn Milligan, Dr. Jerry McLarty, and Jenny Green from Feist-Weiller Cancer Center to talk about the importance of early detection and the Feist-Weiller Family Health Day. Your questions will be taken during the show at 1-800-52-8502

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Airs Thursday, February 8, 2018 at 6 p.m. This season's flu epidemic has been particularly alarming. Tune in for Health Matters, Thursday at 6 p.m. Dr. Randall Brewer will be joined by infectious disease physicians Dr. Gerardo Negron and Dr. Raymond Coghlan to talk about the risks, treatment, and prevention of the flu. Your questions and comments will be taken during the show at 

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Airs Thursday, February 1, 2018 at 6 p.m. February is American Heart Month. Learn more about Heart Health on Health Matters, Thursday at 6 p.m. Our host Dr. Randall Brewer will be joined by Dr. Trey Baucum, cardiologist with Advanced Cardiovascular Specialists; Jarrod Mitchell Coordinator of Cardiac Rehab at WK Health and Fitness Centers; and registered dietician and certified health coach Julie Hartley. Questions will be taken during the show at 1-800-552-8502.

Airs Thursday, January 25, 2018, at 6 p.m. Tune in for Health Matters: Mental Health Edition, Thursday at 6 p.m. Host Dr. Shelley Visconte will be joined by Doreen McGaffey, Licensed Professional Counselor, to talk about the signs and treatments of chronic mental illness. Questions will be taken during the show at 1-800- 552-8502.

Airs Thursday, January 18, 2018, at 6 p.m. Tune in for Health Matters this Thursday at 6 p.m. Dr. Sanford Katz will host our show on Colorectal and GI conditions. Guests will include Dr. Andrew Werner, colorectal surgeon with Colon & Rectal Associates in Shreveport; Dr. John Bienvenu, gastroenterologist with WK Bossier Gastroenterology and Associate Fellowship Program Director at LSUHSC; and nutritionist Julie Hartley. Questions will be taken during the show at 1-800-552-8502.

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