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Airs Thursday, June 25, 2020, at 6 p.m. Amid the coronavirus pandemic and stay at home orders, alcohol sales surged. Tune in for Health Matters: Mental Health Edition, Thursday at 6 p.m. as host Dr. Shelley Visconte is joined by Dr. Nicholas Goeders, Professor and Head of Pharmacology, Toxicology and Neuroscience at LSU Health, and Kent Dean, Director of CADA School of Addiction and Behavioral Health, to talk about how the pandemic has affected alcohol and substance abuse addictions. Questions will be taken at 1-800-552-8502.

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Airs Thursday, April 26, 2018 at 6 p.m. April is Autism Awareness Month. Tune in Thursday, at 6 p.m. for Health Matters: Mental Health Edition. Our host Dr. Shelley Visconte, psychologist, will be joined by Dr. Michelle Yetman, clinical psychologist and Assistant Professor at LSU Health. Dr. Yetman will talk about autism spectrum disorders and share some new information from recent studies. Questions will be taken at 1-800-552-8502.

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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, 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.

Airs Thursday, December 4, at 6 p.m. This week on Health Matters Dr. Randall Brewer will host and welcomes special guests Dr. Brett Koder from Ark-La-Tex Ear, Nose and Throat and Dr. Steven Bienvenu, Associate Professor of Pediatrics at LSU Health. They will examine childhood upper respiratory illnesses and will take your questions at 800-552-8502. Join us for Health Matters, Thursday night at 6p p.m. on Red River Radio.

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Airs Thursday, November 10, at 6 p.m. Fall and winter are flu season, with peak flu activity usually occurring between December through March. Dr. Randall Brewer will host this Health Matters on flu and flu vaccines. He’ll be joined by Dr. Joseph Bocchini, Pediatric Infectious Disease Specialist at LSU Health; Dr. Gerardo Negron,  Infectious Disease Specialist with Willis-Knighton Health System; and Dr. Himanshu Desai with Pulmonary and Critical Care Specialists in Shreveport . Questions will be taken at 1-800-552-8502.

Airs Thursday, October 20, at 6 p.m. This week on Health Matters Dr. Randall Brewer will host and welcomes special guests Dr. Brett Koder from Ark-La-Tex Ear, Nose and Throat and Dr. Steven Bienvenu, Associate Professor of Pediatrics at LSU Health. They will examine childhood upper respiratory illnesses. This is a repeat broadcast an no phone calls will be taken.

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Airs Thursday, July 14, 2016, at 6 p.m.  According to the CDC, an estimated 20 million new cases of sexually transmitted diseases occur each year in the U.S. Dr. Randall Brewer will be joined by Dr. Joseph Bocchini, Pediatric Infectious Disease Specialist at LSU Health; Dr. Danielle Baker  Cooper, with the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology at LSU Health;  and Dr. Gerardo Negron,  Infectious Disease Specialist with Willis-Knighton Health System, to talk about the types of STDs, risks and treatments. Calls will be taken at 1-800-552-8502 or via Twitter @rrrpublicradio. 

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  Airs Thursday, June 30, at 6 p.m. Dr. Sanford Katz will host this discussion on head and neck cancers. Dr. Cherie Nathan, LSU Health ENT Chairman, and Dr. Hazem El-Osta, medical oncologist with LSU Health, will be our guests to talk about diagnosing head and neck cancers and the latest treatments. Your questions will be taken at 800-552-8502 or via Twitter @rrrpublicradio.

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Airs Thursday, April 7, at 6 p.m. When anesthesia is required for a procedure, a patient may have questions and concerns. Tune in for Health Matters, Thursday at 6 p.m. Host Dr. Randall Brewer will be joined by Dr. Charles Fox III, Professor and Chairman of the Department of Anesthesiology; Dr. Debbie Chandler, Associate Professor Anesthesiology and Director of Perioperative Services; and Dr. Shilpa Patil, Assistant Professor Anesthesiology and Residency Director; all with LSU Health in Shreveport. They will talk about types of anesthesia, its administration and safety.

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