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Airs Thursday, January 11, 2018, at 6 p.m. Perhaps you want to change your look in 2018. Tune in for Health Matters, Thursday at 6 p.m. Our host Dr. Patrick Lavo will be joined by Dr. Paige Bundrick, Assistant Professor of Otolaryngology, specializing in facial plastics and reconstructive surgery at LSU Health. We’ll hear from Dr. Bundrick on a variety of facial rejuvenation procedures , facial and nasal reconstructive procedures, and more. Questions will be taken at 1-800-552-8502.

Airs Thursday, January 4, 2018, at 6 p.m. Tune in for Health Matters, Thursday at 6 p.m., when Dr. Randall Brewer will host our conversation on "Changing Ourselves for the Better in 2018." Guests will include Jarrod Mitchell, Clinic Coordinator for the Willis-Knighton Tobacco Treatment Clinic; Dr. Jennifer Russell, Clinical Psychologist; and fitness expert Libby Burkhalter of Libfit. Questions will be taken during the show at 1-800-552-8502.

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Airs Thursday, December 21, 2017. LSU Health in Shreveport now has a Center for Voice, Airway and Swallowing, the only one of its kind in the region. Tune in for Health Matters, Thursday at 6 p.m. when Dr. John Patrick Lavo will be joined by Laryngologist Dr. Paul Weinberger to talk about Voice Disorders, Dysphagia, and Complex Airway Disorders. (Repeat Broadcast - no calls will be taken)

Airs Thursday, November 23, 2017, at 6 p.m. It’s an hour-long show of fun, unusual, and intriguing ways for people to get through the holiday season if you are dealing with depression. With family visits, consumer demands, brutal weather, dark skies, and other factors, this is the time of year that tries a depressive’s nerves the most, especially when you’re constantly being told how wonderful things are and how you should be happy. We will gather entertaining, moving, useful, and, yes, hilarious stories from both our celebrity guests and listeners about the unusual tips and tricks they use to get through the holidays.

Airs Thursday, November 9, 2017, at 6 p.m. Dr. Sanford Katz will host our discussion on lung cancer. Guests include Dr. Shawn Milligan, pulmonologist with Feist-Weiller Cancer Center at LSU Health; Dr. Glen Mills, medical oncologist with Feist-Weiller Cancer Center at LSU Health; and Dr. Jake Wang, radiation oncologist with Willis-Knighton Cancer Center. Questions will be taken during the show at 1-800-552-8502 or via Twitter @rrrpublicradio.

Airs Thursday, November 2, 2017, at 6 p.m. Baton Rouge and New Orleans consistently rank among the top three cities nationwide for the highest HIV and AIDS rates per capita. And in rural Louisiana, the number of new HIV infections has risen slightly with infected individuals more likely to escalate to an AIDS diagnosis. So, how many people are living with HIV/AIDS in Louisiana and what resources are available to assist them? Why has the state seen an overall decline in new HIV diagnosis but an increase in its rural areas?

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Airs Thursday, October 26, 2017, at 6 p.m. Tune in Thursday for Health Matters: Mental Health Edition. Dr. Mark Vigen and Dr. Shelley Visconte will host a conversation on addiction to methamphetamines, also known as meth. We will also learn how children can be affected by their parent’s addiction. Guests will be Kent Dean, Licensed Addiction Counselor and CADA Clinical Development Director, and Children’s Advocacy Attorney Nancy Cooper. Questions will be taken during the show at 1-800-552-8502.

Airs Thursday, October 12, 2017, at 6 p.m. February is Senior Independence Month. Tune in for Health Matters: Mental Health Edition, Thursday at 6 p.m. as Dr. Mark Vigen, psychologist,and Dr. Shelley Visconte, counselor and marriage and family therapist, will host a discussion on living independently as a senior adult. Guests will include Mary Alice Rountree, Executive Director for the Caddo Council on Aging; Bridget Lymon, the Caddo Council on Aging’s Disability Resource Center Manager; and Susan Stewart from the Louisiana Assistive Technology Network. (This is a repeat broadcast and no calls will be taken.)

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Airs Thursday, September 21, 2017, at 6 p.m. According to the CDC, 1.7 million people in the U.S. suffer from traumatic brain injury annually. Tune in for Health Matters, Thursday at 6 p.m. as Dr. Patrick Lavo hosts this discussion on traumatic brain injury. Guests will be Dr. Christina Notarianni, Associate Professor of Neurosurgery at LSU Health; Dr. Elizabeth Disbrow, Associate Professor of Neurology at LSU Health; and Dr. John Owings, Professor of Surgery and Chief of Trauma and Critical Care at LSU Health.

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Airs Thursday, September 7, 2017, at 6 p.m. Music enriches our lives. It can calm us, inspire us, and even affect brain development. On the this Mental Health Edition of Health Matters, host Dr. Mark Vigen, psychologist, and special cohost Dr. Todd Lobrano, psychologist, will discuss music and how it can enhance our lives and development. Guests will be Dr.

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