Health Matters

Health Matters is a call in series featuring local Health Care Specialists discussing current understanding and treatment of health issues. The topic on the series range from pain management to cancer diagnosis and treatment options to depression and substance abuse. Kermit Poling is the host for these discussions and your calls and questions are an important part of each program.

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6:00pm

Thu May 28, 2015
Health Matters

Health Matters: Happiness (repeat broadcast)

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Airs Thursday, May 28 at 6 p.m. (Repeat Broadcast) What is happiness? Can we learn to be happy? What are the practices of happy people? On the next Health Matters psychologists Dr. Mark Vigen and Shelley Visconte along with Wayne Smith, Assistant Chief for the Shreveport Police Department Support Division; and Louis Johnson, Chief of Training for the Shreveport Fire Department will join us on Thursday, July 24, at 6 p.m. with information and advice on how to achieve happiness. This show will kick off a regular series addition of “Mental Health Matters” to our “Health Matters” lineup, with psychologists from Goebel and Vigen hosting. (Repeat - No phone calls will be taken)

6:00pm

Thu May 21, 2015
Health Matters

Health Matters: Romance

Airs Thursday, May 21, at 6 p.m. What is romance and how can you have more romance in your life? Join hosts Dr. Mark Vigen, psychologist, and Shelley Visconte, licensed marriage and family counselor, for Health Matters: Mental Health Edition. Kimberly Lang, romance writer and USA Today best-selling author, will be our guest. Your calls will be taken at 1-800-552-8502.

6:00pm

Thu May 14, 2015
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Health Matters: Medical Controversies and Health Fads

Airs Thursday, May 14, at 6 p.m. Are you considering whether or not to vaccinate your child, start a new diet, or perhaps take an over-the-counter supplement?  This week on Health Matters, Dr. Sanford Katz will be joined by gastroenterologist Dr. Paul Jordan; Dr. Joseph Bocchini, Chair of Pediatrics at LSU Health Shreveport; and nutritionist Grey Rogers. They will discuss medical controversies and health fads. 

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6:00pm

Thu May 7, 2015
Health Matters

Health Matters: GERD and other upper GI disorders

Aired Thursday, May 7, at 6 p.m. Red River Radio's Health Matters with host Dr. Randall Brewer. Guests were Dr. James Hobley, gastroenterologist with GIS, and Dr. Roger Kim, Head of Minimally-Invasive Surgery, Feist-Weiller Cancer Center.  Topics will include GERD and other upper GI disorders.

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6:00pm

Thu April 30, 2015
Health Matters

Health Matters: Breaking the chain - Addiction to Porn and Adolescents

Aired Thursday, April 30, at 6 p.m. On this Mental Health edition of Health Matters, hosts Mark Vigen and Shelley Visconte were joined by guests Betty Marak, Assistant Federal Public Defender, and Dr. Pam McPherson, psychiatrist, for this discussion on pornography and its effects on adolescents.

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