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, September 29, at 6 p.m. Tune in for Health Matters: Mental Health Edition this evening at 6 p.m. Neurosurgeon Dr. Anil Nanda, with University Neurosurgery, and Debbie Hayes, Alzheimer’s Association North Louisiana Associate Director will join psychologists Dr. Mark Vigen and Shelley Visconte to discuss Alzheimer’s. Questions will be taken at 1-800-552-8502.

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Airs Thursday, September 22, at 6 p.m. Dr. Sanford Katz will host our discussion on hearing and speech disorders with guests Dr. Maura Cosetti , of the Department of Otolaryngology at LSU Health, and Daisy Vyvial, Audiologist with University Health and LSU Medical School. Questions will be taken during the show at 1-800-552-8502.

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Airs Thursday, September 15, at 6 p.m. Dr. Randall Brewer will host this Health Matters on foot health. Guests will be Dr. Jerry Toups and Dr. Bryan Randolph with Foot Specialists of Shreveport, and Amy Sutton, RN and clinical liaison with STAT home health. This is a repeat program and no phone calls will be taken. 

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Airs Thursday, September 8, at 6p.m. From pills to new forms of IUDs to surgery, many options exist when selecting a form of birth control. Dr. Kristy Waltman and Dr. John Haynes, with Pierremont OB/GYN Specialists in Shreveport, join Dr. Sanford Katz on Health Matters to provide information about forms of birth control and side effects. Questions will be taken at 1-800-552-8502 or via Twitter @rrrpublicradio.

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Airs Thursday, Sepetmber 1, at 6 p.m. Dr. Randall Brewer will host this discussion on joint problems and joint replacement surgery. Guests include orthopedic surgeons Dr. Shane Barton and Dr. Edward Morgan, with The Orthopedic Clinic in Shreveport, and Dr. Ellis Cooper, with Orthopedic Specialists of Louisiana. Questions will be taken at 1-800-552-8502 or via Twitter @rrrpublicradio.

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