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Airs Thursday, May 18, 2017, at 6 p.m. The school year is coming to a close, and the kids will be out for summer. Tune in for Health Matters, Thursday at 6 p.m. Dr. Randall Brewer will address the importance of helping kids safely participate in summertime activities. Our guests will be Lt. Richard Corbett, Director of Sheriff’s Safety Town; Dr. Wanda Thomas, pediatrician with LSU Health; and Dr. Christina Notarianni, Associate Professor, Chief of Pediatric Neurosurgery at LSU Health.

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Airs Thursday, May 11, 2017, at 6 p.m. Tune in for Health Matters, Thursday at 6 p.m. Our host Dr. Sanford Katz will be joined by WK Eye Institute Ophthalmologist Dr. Christopher Shelby along with Dr Arthur Kavanaugh, retina specialist with the Department of Ophthalmology at LSU Health, to talk about eye health. (Repeat Broadcast - No Calls Tonight)

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Airs Thursday, April 27, 2017 at 6 p.m. Red River Radio will host a panel on sexual assault during Health Matters, Thursday, April 27, at 6 p.m. in the Red River Radio performance hall at 8675 Youree Drive in Shreveport.

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Airs Thursday, April 20, 2017 at 6 p.m. Tune in for Health Matters: Mental Health Edition as Dr. Mark Vigen, psychologist, and Dr. Shelley Visconte, licensed counselor, will host this show on Alcoholism and Recovery. Our guest will be Judge Charles G. Tutt, from the Caddo Parish First Judicial District Court, and Sean Gregory, Associate Pastor of First Bossier over Recovery and Single Adults and a board member of the Council on Alcoholism and Drug Abuse. Sean is also the North Central Louisiana State Representative for Celebrate Recovery.

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Airs Thursday, March 30, 2017, at 6 p.m. We all get tired, but when generalized fatigue becomes a problem for six months or more, it may be Chronic Fatigue Syndrome. Tune in Thursday at 6 p.m. for Health Matters: Mental Health Edition. Dr. Mark Vigen, psychologist, and Dr. Shelly Visconte, licensed counselor, will host our conversation on Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, with guest Dr. Thomas Pressly. Questions will be taken during the show at 1-800-552-8502 or via Twitter @rrrpublicradio.

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Airs Thursday, March 16, 2017, at 6 p.m. Tune in for Health Matters, Thursday at 6 p.m. Health Matters host Dr. Sanford Katz will be joined by Dr. Jessica Wilden, neurosurgeon, to talk about advancements in care for movement disorders. Questions,will be taken during the show at 1-800-552-8502.

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Airs Thursday, March 9, 2017, at 6 p.m. Repeat Broadcast. 
Dr. Randall Brewer hosted this discussion on joint problems and joint replacement surgery. His guests included orthopedic surgeons Dr. Shane Barton and Dr. Edward Morgan, with The Orthopedic Clinic in Shreveport, and Dr. Ellis Cooper, with Orthopedic Specialists of Louisiana. This is a repeat broadcast and no question will be taken.

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Airs Thursday, February 23, 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.

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Airs Thursday, February 16, 2017, at 6 p.m. Dr. Sanford Katz is joined in the studio by Dr. Michelle Yetman, clinical psychologist and Clinical Assistant Professor at the School of Allied Health at LSU Health Science Center in Shreveport, and Dr. Pam McPherson, psychiatrist, specializing in child and adolescent psychiatry, to talk about Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder also known as ADHD. Your questions will be taken during the show at 1-800-552-8502.

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Airs Thursday, February 9, 2017, at 6 p.m. Many people make New Year’s resolutions to eat healthier and get more physically fit, but may not have a good plan in place to stay on track. Tune in for Health Matters, Thursday at 6 p.m. Dr. Randall Brewer will be joined by Libby Burkhalter, fitness expert and owner of Libbfit Personal Training, and Shelly Redmond, culinary dietician and author of Skinny Louisiana in the Kitchen. They’ll provide fitness and healthy eating tips. Your questions will be taken at 1-800-552-8502 during the show.

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