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.

Health Matters Disclaimer:
Health Matters is a program for informational purposes only. Consult your physician or health care provider for all health concerns. 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, September 4, at 6 p.m.   Dr. Randall Brewer will host this edition of Health Matters. Spina bifida, scoliosis, clubfoot and other orthopaedic disorders are commonly treated in children. Guests from Shriners Hospital in Shreveport including Dr. John Fox, pediatric orthopaedic surgeon; Leslie Armstrong, physical therapist; and Alyse Wells, occupational therapist; will join Dr. Brewer for this Health Matters to talk about pediatric orthopaedic disorders. Questions will be taken at 1-800-552-8502.

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Aired Thursday, August 26, at 6 p.m. Dr. Todd Lebrano, psychologist, and Shelley Visconte, counselor and marriage and family therapist, hosted this Mental Health Edition of Health Matters. They were joined by guests to discuss Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD). Calls were taken during the show at 1-800-552-8502.

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  Airs Thursday, August 20, at 6 p.m. Kermit Poling will host this edition of Health Matters. Kermit will be joined by and Dr. Tamara Richards, both Assistant Professors of OB/GYN at LSU Health Shreveport, to talk about pregnancy and related issues and post-delivery. Calls will be taken during the show at 1-800-552-8502. 

  Airs Thursday, August 13, at 6 p.m. Summertime is an important time of year to protect your skin from skin cancer and premature aging. Dr. Sanford Katz hosts this Health Matters. Dr. Kenneth Sanders, facial plastic and reconstructive surgeon with Knight and Sanders Plastic Surgery, and Dr. Sarah Glorioso, dermatologist with Ark-La-Tex Dermatology, will be our guests to discuss skin care and skin cancer. Your questions are welcome at 1-800-552-8502 or via Twitter @rrrpublicradio.

Aired Thursday, August 6, at 6 p.m. Feeling tired, jittery or gaining weight? These could be symptoms of a thyroid disorder. Dr. Randall Brewer was joined by Dr. Cherie Ann Nathan, Professor and Chair Department of Ear Nose and Throat Surgery at LSU Health, and Endocrinologist Dr. Laura Kimball Rivari, with Willis-Knighton Health System, to talk about thyroid disorders. Questions were taken at 1-800-552-8502.

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