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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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Airs Thursday, August 31, 2017, at 6 p.m. We’ll explore this question on Health Matters: Mental Health Edition, Thursday at 6 p.m. Dr. Mark Vigen, psychologist, will host with co-host Shelley Visconte, licensed counselor. They will be joined by Danita Wynes and Sandra Breithaupt. This is a repeat broadcast and no call will be taken tonight.

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Airs Thursday, August 17, 2017, at 6 p.m. Tune in for Health Matters this Thursday at 6 p.m. when Dr. Sanford Katz hosts a program on advancements in cancer treatments. Guests will be Dr. Jake Wang, radiation oncologist, and Dr. Tyler Lash, medical oncologist, with the Willis-Knighton Cancer Center in Shreveport. Questions will be taken during the show at 800-552-8502.

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Airs Thursday, August 10, 2017, at 6 p.m. It’s summertime and nd summer activities can expose us to insects, some of which may bring health hazards. Join Dr. Randall Brewer for Health Matters this week when he'll be joined by guests, Dr. Beverly Burden, Associate Professor of Biological Sciences and entomologist at LSUS; and Dr. Joseph Bocchini, a pediatric infectious disease specialist and Chair of Pediatrics at LSU Health Shreveport. We’ll talk about mosquitos and other pesky insects and how to avoid insect borne illness and recognize symptoms.

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Airs Thursday, July 27, 2017, at 6 p.m. Host Dr. Mark Vigen, psychologist, and co-host Dr. Shelley Visconte, will talk about the benefits and downfalls of homeschooling. They will be joined by Asheley LeFors, Founder and Director of the SBC Homeschool Coalition, and Joshua Tolbert, counseling graduate student and former home schooler. Questions will be taken at 1-800-552-8502.

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Airs Thursday, July 13, 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. Calls will be taken during the show at 1-800-552-8502

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Airs Thursday, July 6, 2017, at 6 p.m. This week on Health Matters host Dr. Sanford Katz will talk about pet health with veterinarian April Mackey of Towne South Animal Hospital. We’ll take your pet health questions at 1-800-552-8502.

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Airs Thursday, June 22, 2017, at 6 p.m. It’s summer in the south and it’s hot. The heat brings the need for added precautions. Tune in for Health Matters, Thursday at 6 p.m. Dr. Randall Brewer will host this discussion on heat related illness and how to protect yourself and your family. Guests will include Holly Liles, Injury Prevention Coordinator for LSU Health; Mary Alice Rountree, Executive Director of Caddo Council on Aging; and an athletic trainer who will talk about precautions for training in the heat. Repeat Broadcast - No calls will be taken.

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Airs Thursday, June 8, 2017, at 6 p.m. (Repeat Broadcast - No Calls Taken)Tune in for Health Matters: Mental Health Edition this Thursday evening at 6 p.m. Neurosurgeon Dr. Anil Nanda, with University Neurosurgery, and Debbie Hayes, Alzheimer’s Association North Louisiana Associate Director will join psychologists Dr. Mark Vigen and Shelley Visconte to discuss Alzheimer’s. Questions will be taken at 1-800-552-8502. 

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Airs Thursday, May 25, 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. Anil Nanda, Neurosurgeon and Professor and Chairman of the Department of Neurosurgery at University Neurosurgery–LSU Health, and Krista Fanning, music teacher at Caddo Middle Magnet and Grammy Foundation Music Educator award finalist. Questions will be taken during the show at 1-800-552-8502 or via Twitter @rrrpublicradio.

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