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Airs Thursday, September 3, 2020 at 6 p.m. Students are going back to school, whether in person or online. Tune in Thursday at 6 p.m. for Health Matters: Mental Health Edition. Host Shelley Visconte will address issues affecting children and parents, as the schoolyear starts, with guests Michelle Yetman, PhD, Clinical Psychologist and Clinical Assistant Professor at LSU Health Shreveport; Stephanie Curry, Speech-Language Pathologist, Clinical Instructor of Communication Disorders at LSU Health Shreveport, and Adam Blancher, PhD, Counseling Psychologist, Clinical Associate Professor at LSU Health Shreveport. Questions will be taken at 1-800-552-8502.

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Airs Thursday, August 6, 2020
Tune in for Health Matters, Thursday at 6 p.m. Our host, Dr. Sanford Katz, will be joined by Andrew Yurochko, PhD, Professor of Microbiology and Immunology and Carroll Feist Chair of Viral Oncology at LSU Health Shreveport, and Dr. John Vanchiere, Chief of LSU Health Shreveport Department of Pediatrics Infectious Diseases. We'll talk about testing and treatment for COVID-19 and about a vaccine trial happening right here locally. Questions will be taken at 1-800-552-8502.

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Airs Thursday, July 23, 2020, at 6 p.m. How do we help our children cope during the pandemic? Tune in Thursday at 6 p.m. for Health Matters: Mental Health Edition. Host Dr. Shelley Visconte will be joined by Licensed Clinical Social Worker Chelsey Vincent, Licensed Professional Counselor Jessica Oliver, and Licensed Clinical Social Worker and Licensed Clinical Social Worker Michelle Kohler to talk about how to help children adapt, how to answer questions without scaring or oversharing, homeschooling and more. Questions will be taken at 1-800-552-8502. to talk about how to help children adapt, how to answer questions without scaring or oversharing, homeschooling and more. Questions will be taken at 1-800-552-8502. 

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Airs Thursday, July 9, 2020, at 8 p.m. Tune in for Health Matters, Thursday at 6 p.m. With cases of COVID-19 again on the rise, Dr. G.E. Ghali, Chancellor of LSU Health Shreveport, will join Health Matters host Dr. Randall Brewer to provide updates and discuss the current situation. Questions will be taken at 1-800-552-8502.

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Airs Thursday, May 21, 2020, at 6 p.m. Our host Dr. Randall Brewer will be joined by Dr. Keith Scott, Professor of Pediatrics, Surgery & Medicine at LSU Health Shreveport, and Dr. Jennifer Singh, Assistant Professor of Internal Medicine at the Feist-Weiller Cancer Center and is Board Certified in Lifestyle as Medicine. Dr. Scott will let us know the latest on clinical trials for treatment of COVID-19 at LSUHS, and Dr. Singh will inform us about the mobile testing unit that is testing for coronavirus in some of our most at risk communities.

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Airs Thursday, May 14, 2020, at 6 p.m. Tune in for a special Health Matters, Thursday at 6 p.m. John M. Barry, Tulane University professor, historian, and award-winning author of “The Great Influenza: The Story of the Deadliest Pandemic in History,” will join host Dr. Randall Brewer to talk about the flu pandemic of 1918 and the current coronavirus pandemic. Barry’s writings have led him to be involved in public policy, and he has appeared as a guest on shows such as NBC's Meet the Press, ABC's World News, and NPR's All Things Considered.

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Airs Thursday, May 7, 2020, at 6 p.m. Airs Thursday, May 7, 2020, at 6 p.m. Tune in for Health Matters Thursday, May 7, 2020, at 6 p.m. Dr. Shelley Visconte will host a discussion on how the coronavirus pandemic is affecting mental health with guests Dr. Jennifer Russell and Ashley Rice PLPC with Goebel, Vigen and Associates. Questions will be taken at 1-800-552-8502.

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Testing, Research, & Whether or Not Louisiana is Ready to Open Up

Airs Thursday, April 30, 2020, at 6 p.m. Hosted by Dr. Randall Brewer, this Health Matters continues with the latest information and updates on the COVID-19 pandemic and how it is affecting our area. LSU Health Shreveport has been one of the medical centers on the forefront of tackling this disease through testing and research, and Dr. G.E. Ghali, Chancellor of LSU Health Shreveport, talks about these efforts and his thoughts on opening up our state and city.

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COVID-19 Updates, Testing and Research, and Veteran Mental Health and Cancer Care During Coronavirus Pandemic

Airs Thursday, April 23, 2020, at 6 p.m.  Our host Dr. Randall Brewer discusses COVID-19 and testing and research with Dr. Chris Kevil, PhD, Vice Chancellor for Research at LSU Health Shreveport, and Dr. Andrew Yurochko, PhD, Professor of Microbiology and Immunology at LSU Health Shreveport. Dr. Shawn McNeil, psychiatrist with Overton Brooks VA Medical Center, informs us on veterans’ mental health and how our local VA is providing access to mental health care during the pandemic. Dr. Sanford Katz, radiologist oncologist with Willis-Knighton Health System, talks about cancer patient care during this time.

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Telehealth, Access to Healthcare and Mental Health During Coronavirus Pandemic
Airs Thursday, April 16, 2020, at 6 p.m.
Dr. Randall Brewer hosts this Health Matters as we continue our coverage of the novel coronavirus by talking about two important related health topics: access to healthcare during social distancing and the effects of the virus on mental health. Our guest will be Dr. James C. Patterson II, Professor and Chair of Psychiatry and Behavioral Medicine, and Christus Schumpert Endowed Chair of Neurobiology, Professor of Pharmacology, Toxicology and Neuroscience at LSU Health Shreveport.

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