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, June 8, 2017, at 6 p.m. (Repeat Broadcast - No Calls Taken)Tune in for Health Matters: Mental Health Edition this Thursday 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, June 1, 2017, at 6 p.m. Tune in for Health Matters this Thursday when Dr. Sandford Katz hosts a discussion on Senior Health. Guests will be Dr. Robert Savory with Family Medicine and Geriatric Center, part of Willis-Knighton Health Systems; Tamara Crane, Director of Bossier Council on Aging; and Holly Sanders, Senior Wellness Coordinator at The Oaks of Louisiana. Questions will be taken during the show at 1-800-552-8502.

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Airs Thursday, May 25, 2017, at 6 p.m. Music enriches our lives. It can calm us, inspire us, and even affect brain development. On the this Mental Health Edition of Health Matters, host Dr. Mark Vigen, psychologist, and special cohost Dr. Todd Lobrano, psychologist, will discuss music and how it can enhance our lives and development. Guests will be Dr. Anil Nanda, Neurosurgeon and Professor and Chairman of the Department of Neurosurgery at University Neurosurgery–LSU Health, and Krista Fanning, music teacher at Caddo Middle Magnet and Grammy Foundation Music Educator award finalist. Questions will be taken during the show at 1-800-552-8502 or via Twitter @rrrpublicradio.

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Airs Thursday, May 18, 2017, at 6 p.m. The school year is coming to a close, and the kids will be out for summer. Tune in for Health Matters, Thursday at 6 p.m. Dr. Randall Brewer will address the importance of helping kids safely participate in summertime activities. Our guests will be Lt. Richard Corbett, Director of Sheriff’s Safety Town; Dr. Wanda Thomas, pediatrician with LSU Health; and Dr. Christina Notarianni, Associate Professor, Chief of Pediatric Neurosurgery at LSU Health.

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Airs Thursday, May 11, 2017, at 6 p.m. Tune in for Health Matters, Thursday at 6 p.m. Our host Dr. Sanford Katz will be joined by WK Eye Institute Ophthalmologist Dr. Christopher Shelby along with Dr Arthur Kavanaugh, retina specialist with the Department of Ophthalmology at LSU Health, to talk about eye health. (Repeat Broadcast - No Calls Tonight)

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