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.

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6:00pm

Thu August 6, 2015
Health Matters

Health Matters: Thyroid Disorders

Airs Thursday, August 6, at 6 p.m. Feeling tired, jittery or gaining weight? These could be symptoms of a thyroid disorder. Dr. Randall Brewer will be 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 will be taken at 1-800-552-8502.

6:00pm

Thu July 30, 2015
Health Matters

Health Matters: Violence and violent tendencies

Aired Thursday, July 30, at 6 p.m. What causes someone to have tendencies toward violent behavior? Dr. Todd Lobrano, psychologist, and Shelley Visconte, counselor and marriage and family therapist, hosted this Mental Health Matters program on violence. Louisiana Supreme Court Justice Scott Crichton was their guest along with Alan Golden, Director of the Public Defender’s Office in Caddo Parish. Your questions were taken at 1-800-552-8502.

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6:00pm

Thu July 23, 2015
Health Matters

Health Matters: Tumors of the Brain and Spinal Column

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Aired Thursday, July 23, at 6 p.m. This week on Health Matters, Dr. Randall Brewer hosted and his guests were Dr. Symeon Missios, Assistant Professor Department of Neurosurgery at LSU Health in Shreveport; radiation oncologist Dr. Ben Wilkinson with Willis-Knighton Cancer Center; and oncologist Dr. Chip McDonald , with Willis-Knighton Cancer Center. They discussed the latest information on tumors of the brain and spinal column. Your calls and questions were taken during the show at 1-800-552-8502. 

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6:00pm

Thu July 16, 2015
Health Matters

Health Matters: Gastrointestinal Health - repeat broadcast

Airs Thursday, July 16, at 6 p.m. This week on Health Matters we repeat a program on Gastrointestinal Health. Dr. Randall Brewer hosted a discussion with Dr. James Hobley, gastroenterologist with GI Specialists in Shreveport, and Dr. Joann Warrick, colorectal surgeon with GI Specialists. No calls will be taken during this repeat broadcast.

6:00pm

Thu July 2, 2015
Health Matters

Health Matters: Advancements in Cancer Treatments and Genetic Testing

Airs Thursday, July 2, at 6 p.m. Receiving a cancer diagnosis can be a frightening experience. Fortunately, great strides have been made in improving cancer treatments in recent years. Dr. Sanford Katz will host this edition of “Health Matters” on River Radio. Guests will be Dr. Anil Veluvolu, oncologist with Willis-Knighton Cancer Center, and Dr. Mary Lowery Norberg, molecular genetic specialist. We’ll talk about exciting recent advancements in cancer treatment and how genetic and molecular testing is helping doctors individualize care and improve outcomes. We will also be joined by a patient who will share her experience. Questions will be taken at 1-800-552-8502 or via Twitter @rrrpublicradio.

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