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 August 21, 2014
Health Matters

Health Matters: Creativity and Mental Health

Aired Thursday, August 21 at 6 p.m. What is creativity and how can creativity affect mental health? We addressed these questions and more on this Health Matters with Psychiatrist and multi-media artist Dr. Pat Sewell, and Joe Bluhm , an award-winning illustrator, designer and caricaturist from Moonbot as our guests. Dr. Mark Vigen and Shelley Visconte hosted and took your calls and questions during the show at 1-800-552-8502.

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6:00pm

Thu August 7, 2014
Health Matters

Health Matters: ADHD

Aired Thursday, August 7 at 6 p.m. Dr. Randall Brewer hosted this episode of Health Matters on ADHD. Children can be very active and sometimes inattentive, but what is normal and what is a cause for concern?  Psychologist Dr. Bruce McCormick and Jenny Barrow, an occupational therapist with Willis-Knighton Health System joined Dr. Brewer to explore Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD). They also took your questions during the show.

Health Matters - ADHD - August 7, 2014

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6:00pm

Thu July 24, 2014
Health Matters

Health Matters: Happiness

Ranae Moran

Aired Thursday, July 24 at 6 p.m. What is happiness? Can we learn to be happy? What are the practices of happy people? On this Mental Health edition of 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 joined the discussion 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. As always we took your calls at 800-552-8502.

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6:00pm

Thu July 3, 2014
Cultural, Community, Information

Health Matters: Keeping Children Safe

Aired Thursday, July 3 at 6 p.m. From bikes to skateboards to swimming or motor vehicles, kids’ activities can come with some safety hazards. So how do we ensure our kids stay safe from harm? On this week's Health Matters we were joined by Dr. Christina Notarianni, Assistant Professor and Chief of Pediatric Neurosurgury at LSU School of Medicine in Shreveport for this discussion on Keeping Children Safe. As always, we also took your questions. As always, your questions will also be taken at 800-552-8502.

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6:00pm

Thu June 26, 2014
Health Matters

Health Matters: Adolescent Addictions

Aired Thursday, June 26 at 6 p.m. On this Health Matters from Red River Radio we examined addiction and our youth. From drug addiction to self-mutilation, many families struggle with adolescent addictions. What are the signs parents should look for and where do they turn for diagnosis and treatment? We spoke with Dr. Jennifer Hodges Crowder, Program Director at CADA Adolescent Treatment Center, and Dr. Lee Stevens, Medical Director of the CADA Adolescent Treatment Center about these issues and answered your questions. Kermit Poling hosted.

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