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, November 10, at 6 p.m. Fall and winter are flu season, with peak flu activity usually occurring between December through March. Dr. Randall Brewer will host this Health Matters on flu and flu vaccines. He’ll be joined by Dr. Joseph Bocchini, Pediatric Infectious Disease Specialist at LSU Health; Dr. Gerardo Negron, Infectious Disease Specialist with Willis-Knighton Health System; and Dr. Himanshu Desai with Pulmonary and Critical Care Specialists in Shreveport . Questions will...

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Airs Thursday, November 3, at 6 p.m. Join Dr. Sanford Katz for Health Matters, Thursday at 6 p.m. On this Health Matters we will talk about physical therapy with guests from the WK Rehabilitation Institute, including Chris Mangin, Director of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation; Renee' McCuller, Chief Nursing Officer over Inpatient Rehabilitation and Behavioral Medicine; and Amy Sudduth, Assistant Director over Outpatient Rehabilitation. Questions will be taken during Health Matters at 1-800...

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Airs Thursday, October 27, at 6 p.m. Anger is a natural emotion, but left unchecked, it can affect mental and physical health. Dr. Mark Vigen, psychologist, will host Health Matters: Mental Health Edition, Thursday at 6 p.m., alongside Dr. Shelley Visconte, licensed counselor and marriage and family therapist, to talk about understanding and managing anger. Licensed Professional Counselor Greg Guerin will be our guest along with two guests from Active Recovery: Amanda Veuleman, Care...

Airs Thursday, October 20, at 6 p.m. This week on Health Matters Dr. Randall Brewer will host and welcomes special guests Dr. Brett Koder from Ark-La-Tex Ear, Nose and Throat and Dr. Steven Bienvenu, Associate Professor of Pediatrics at LSU Health. They will examine childhood upper respiratory illnesses. This is a repeat broadcast an no phone calls will be taken.

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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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