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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Airs Thursday, April 7, at 6 p.m. When anesthesia is required for a procedure, a patient may have questions and concerns. Tune in for Health Matters, Thursday at 6 p.m. Host Dr. Randall Brewer will be joined by Dr. Charles Fox III, Professor and Chairman of the Department of Anesthesiology; Dr. Debbie Chandler, Associate Professor Anesthesiology and Director of Perioperative Services; and Dr. Shilpa Patil, Assistant Professor Anesthesiology and Residency Director; all with LSU Health in Shreveport. They will talk about types of anesthesia, its administration and safety.

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Parental Notice: This show involves adult themes and may not be suitable for children.

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  Airs Thursday, March 24, at 6 p.m. The latest technique for performing CPR is increasing survival rates. We’ll discuss this and other emergency and safety topics on Health Matters, this Thursday at 6 p.m. on Red River Radio. Host Dr. Randall Brewer will be joined by Dr. Robert Freedman with Freedman Memorial Cardiology in Alexandria, La.; David Melancon with Start a Heart Cenla; and Richard Corbett, Director of the Sheriff’s Safety Town in Shreveport.

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Airs Thursday, March 17, at 6 p.m. Spring begins this weekend and the pollen is already in the air; allergy sufferers know this all too well. Tune in Thursday at 6 p.m. for Health Matters. Dr. Sanford Katz will host this discussion on allergies, along with guests Dr. David Kaufman, Allergist and Immunologist with BreatheAmerica Shreveport; and Dr. Lori A. Lemonnier, LSUHSC Assistant Professor; Rhinology. Questions will be taken during the show at 1-800-552-8502 or via Twitter @rrrpublicradio. 

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Aired Thursday, February 25, at 6 p.m. Join us for Health Matters, Thursday at 6 p.m. Dr. Todd Lobrano and Shelley Visconte will host this Health Matters: Mental Health Edition in which we will be discussing mental health issues affecting military personnel. Guests will be Dr. Marc Patience, Staff Psychologist for the United States Air Force, and Licensed Professional Counselor Mandy Griggs. Questions will be taken at 1-800-552-8502 or via Twitter @rrrpublicradio.

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