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.

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Airs Thursday, March 30, 2017, at 6 p.m. We all get tired, but when generalized fatigue becomes a problem for six months or more, it may be Chronic Fatigue Syndrome. Tune in Thursday at 6 p.m. for Health Matters: Mental Health Edition. Dr. Mark Vigen, psychologist, and Dr. Shelly Visconte, licensed counselor, will host our conversation on Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, with guest Dr. Thomas Pressly. Questions will be taken during the show at 1-800-552-8502 or via Twitter @rrrpublicradio.

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Airs Thursday, March 23, 2017, at 6 p.m. Tune in for Health Matters this week as Dr. Randall Brewer hosts and will talk about kidney diseases and disorders . Joining him in the studio will be Dr. Elizabeth Harrell, uruologist; Dr. Gerardo Negron, infectious disease physician, and we’ll also have a nephrologist from LSUHSC. Questions will be taken at 1-800-552-8502.

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Airs Thursday, March 16, 2017, at 6 p.m. Tune in for Health Matters, Thursday at 6 p.m. Health Matters host Dr. Sanford Katz will be joined by Dr. Jessica Wilden, neurosurgeon, to talk about advancements in care for movement disorders. Questions,will be taken during the show at 1-800-552-8502.

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Airs Thursday, March 9, 2017, at 6 p.m. Repeat Broadcast. 
Dr. Randall Brewer hosted this discussion on joint problems and joint replacement surgery. His guests included orthopedic surgeons Dr. Shane Barton and Dr. Edward Morgan, with The Orthopedic Clinic in Shreveport, and Dr. Ellis Cooper, with Orthopedic Specialists of Louisiana. This is a repeat broadcast and no question will be taken.

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Airs Thursday, March 2, 2017, at 6 p.m.  Type-2 diabetes is taking on epidemic proportions around the world, and South Asia is at its epicentre – a visit to Sri Lanka shows a country where one in ten adults have the disease. Then we head to the Pacific Kingdom of Tonga, home to some of the most obese people on the planet. With around 90% of Tongans overweight or obese, and with rates of diabetes in adults approaching 40%, these isolated paradise islands are the unlikely setting for an acute health crisis.

 

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