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, September 7, 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.

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Airs Thursday, August 31, 2017, at 6 p.m. We’ll explore this question on Health Matters: Mental Health Edition, Thursday at 6 p.m. Dr. Mark Vigen, psychologist, will host with co-host Shelley Visconte, licensed counselor. They will be joined by Danita Wynes and Sandra Breithaupt. This is a repeat broadcast and no call will be taken tonight.

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Airs Thursday, August 24, 2017, at 6 p.m. What causes Alzheimer’s Disease? What causes cancers to form? Can we make jet fuel and plastics out of germs? To get these answers, scientists are working hard to uncover the rule book that governs every aspect of every living thing on Earth, from the molecular scale to the entirety of Earth’s ecosystems. The Rules of Life profiles leading American scientists engaged in this quest and explores how their work might crack the code that holds keys to huge questions like:

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Airs Thursday, August 17, 2017, at 6 p.m. Tune in for Health Matters this Thursday at 6 p.m. when Dr. Sanford Katz hosts a program on advancements in cancer treatments. Guests will be Dr. Jake Wang, radiation oncologist, and Dr. Tyler Lash, medical oncologist, with the Willis-Knighton Cancer Center in Shreveport. Questions will be taken during the show at 800-552-8502.

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Airs Thursday, August 10, 2017, at 6 p.m. It’s summertime and nd summer activities can expose us to insects, some of which may bring health hazards. Join Dr. Randall Brewer for Health Matters this week when he'll be joined by guests, Dr. Beverly Burden, Associate Professor of Biological Sciences and entomologist at LSUS; and Dr. Joseph Bocchini, a pediatric infectious disease specialist and Chair of Pediatrics at LSU Health Shreveport. We’ll talk about mosquitos and other pesky insects and how to avoid insect borne illness and recognize symptoms.

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