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Airs Thursday, September 27, 2018, at 6 p.m. Dyslexia is a learning disorder affecting reading skills in both children and adults. Tune in for Health Matters: Mental Health Edition, Thursday at 6 p.m. Dr. Shelley Visconte will be joined by Kim Slack and dyslexia practitioner Dawn Coker, both with A Kid’s Choice Educational Services Foundation. Questions will be taken during the show at 1-800-552-8502.

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Airs Thursday, September 20, 2018, at 6 p.m. Around one third of U.S. adults reportedly aren't getting enough sleep. Tune in Thursday at 6 p.m. for Health Matters. Dr. Patrick Lavo will talk about sleep wellness with Dr. Oleg Chernyshev, Assistant Professor of Neurology, Director of Sleep Medicine Program and Sleep Medicine Fellowship, and StrokeNet Principal Investigator for the Center for Brain Health at LSU Health Shreveport. Questions will be taken at 1-800-552-8502.

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Airs Thursday, August 30, 2018, at 6 p.m. School time can bring many challenges for students as well as parents. Tune in for Health Matters: Mental Health Edition, Thursday at 6 p.m. Dr. Shelley Visconte will talk about how to help your child have a successful school year. Guests include Dr. Bart Wagner, Child and Adolescent Psychiatrist; Dr. Sonya Poole, Licensed Professional Counselor and Early Intervention Services Facilitator; and Ms. Worlita Williams, Licensed Clinical Social Worker and Certified School Social Worker Specialist. Questions will be taken at 1-800-552-8502.

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Airs Thursday, August 23, 2018, at 6 p.m. Selecting a weight loss plan to follow can be a mind-boggling experience, Keto, Mediterranean, low carb… how do you choose? Tune in for Health Matters, Thursday at 6 p.m. Dr. Sanford Katz will be joined by Dr. Kenneth Sanders, Dr. Laura Kimball-Ravari, Dr. Jennifer Singh, and nutritionist Julie Hartley to help us sort out the pros and cons of some of the most popular diet trends. Questions will be taken at 800-552-8502.

About our guests:

Dr. Kenneth Sanders is a Board Certified facial plastic and reconstructive surgeon at Kenneth Sanders Facial Plastic Surgery. .Recently, he’s gotten involved in Keto supplements. Dr. Laura Kimball-Rivari in an endocrinologist with Willis-Knighton Health Systems. She has a special interest in diabetes management and osteoporosis. Dr. Jennifer Singh  is the LSU Health Shreveport School of Allied Health Professions Physician Assistant Program Medical Director, and Director of Integrative and Lifestyle Medicine Services at Feist-Weiller Cancer Center. .Lifestyle Medicine is an emerging medical specialization focused on treating the whole person.  Julie Hartley is a Registered Dietitian/Nutritionist, Certified Health Coach and Exercise/Yoga instructor, who leads workshops on Functional Nutrition and Wellness for Willis Knighton Health Systems. 

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Airs Thursday, August 16, 2018, at 6 p.m. More young people are playing sports than ever before, which can be both healthy and fun, but sports also carry risks for injuries.  Dr. Sanford Katz hosted this Health Matters discussion on the prevention of sports injuries and how they’re treated when they do occur. He was joined by Dr. Shane Barton, Chairman and Associate Professor, Department of Orthopaedic Surgery at LSU Health; Dr.

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