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, December 3, at 6 p.m. It’s important to get a good night’s sleep. Lack of sleep can interfere with our daily activities or contribute to a variety of health or behavioral issues. Host Dr. Sanford Katz led a discussion on conditions related to sleep. Our guests were Dr. Michelle Yetman, Clinical Psychologist with the LSU Health School of Allied Health Professions’ Children’s Center; Dr. Nabil Moufarrej, Medical Director of the Neurology and Sleep Clinic in Shreveport; and Dr.

Airs Thursday, November 26 at 6 p.m. For this Health Matters, Dr. Randall Brewer hosts a pre-recorded edition of with guests Jennfer Utley, dietitian with Willis-Knighton Health System, and Libby Burkhalter, personal trainer and group exercise specialist. They will provide tips for diet, exercise, and healthy eating especially related to the holiday season. 

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Airs Thursday, November 19, at 6 p.m. Strokes can cause death or disability; however with early detection and rapid treatment, fewer Americans are dying from stroke than in years past. Join Dr. Randall Brewer for Health Matters, Thursday at 6 p.m. Dr. Ali Minagar, Professor and Chairman of the Department of Neurology at LSU Health in Shreveport; and Dr.

REPEAT Broadcast for Thursday, November 12, at 6 p.m First Aired Thursday, August 21 at 6 p.m. What is creativity and how can creativity affect mental health? We addressed these questions and more on this Health Matters with Psychiatrist and multi-media artist Dr. Pat Sewell, and Joe Bluhm , an award-winning illustrator, designer and caricaturist from Moonbot as our guests. Dr. Mark Vigen and Shelley Visconte hosted and took your calls and questions during the show. Repeat Broadcast

Health Matters: Dentistry and Oral Surgery

Nov 5, 2015

Airs Thursday, November 5, at 6 p.m. Dr. Sanford Katz will host this Health Matters on a variety of dentistry and oral surgery topics with guests Dr. Jason Lustig, oral surgeon at ArkLaTex Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery; Dr. Lauren Wallace pediatric dentist with Pediatric Dental Partners; and Dr. Jeff Silmon, orthodontist at Cosse and Silmon Orthodontics. Calls will be taken during the show at 1-800-552-8502.

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