Health Matters

Health Matters, produced locally by Red River Radio, airs Thursdays at 6 p.m. The producer is Ranae Moran. Hosts of Health Matters include Dr. Randall Brewer, Dr. Sanford Katz, and Red River Radio General Manager Kermit Poling. Psychologist Dr. Mark Vigen and licensed counselor Shelley Visconte host the Mental Health Edition of Health Matters the last Thursday of each month. Health Matters features guest physicians and health care specialists joining our hosts to bring you up-to-date information on topics that affect your health.  Listeners are provided the opportunity to call in with questions or comments during the show at 1-800-552-8502 or tweet a question via Twitter @rrrpublicradio.

Health Matters is currently supported by a grant from the Community Foundation of Northwest Louisiana and The Gables at Spring Lake, Gamble Guest Care’s assisted living community. 

Health Matters Disclaimer:
Health Matters is a program for informational purposes only. Consult your physician or health care provider for all health concerns. The opinions expressed on Health Matters are those of the individual guests and callers and do not represent the views of Red River Radio or LSUS. Health Matters is part of Red River Radio's Community Connections series of outreach programs. Guests on Health Matters are not compensated and are selected by relevance to the topic.  No fees are charged for participation in Health Matters.

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.

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, September 29, at 6 p.m. Tune in for Health Matters: Mental Health Edition this 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, September 22, at 6 p.m. Dr. Sanford Katz will host our discussion on hearing and speech disorders with guests Dr. Maura Cosetti , of the Department of Otolaryngology at LSU Health, and Daisy Vyvial, Audiologist with University Health and LSU Medical School. Questions will be taken during the show at 1-800-552-8502.  Feet.jpg
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Airs Thursday, September 15, at 6 p.m. Dr. Randall Brewer will host this Health Matters on foot health. Guests will be Dr. Jerry Toups and Dr. Bryan Randolph with Foot Specialists of Shreveport, and Amy Sutton, RN and clinical liaison with STAT home health. This is a repeat program and no phone calls will be taken.