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. 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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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.

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.