Health Matters

Health Matters is a call in series featuring local Health Care Specialists discussing current understanding and treatment of health issues. The topic on the series range from pain management to cancer diagnosis and treatment options to depression and substance abuse. Kermit Poling is the host for these discussions and your calls and questions are an important part of each program.

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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6:00pm

Thu May 7, 2015
Health Matters

Health Matters: GERD and other upper GI disorders

Aired Thursday, May 7, at 6 p.m. Red River Radio's Health Matters with host Dr. Randall Brewer. Guests were Dr. James Hobley, gastroenterologist with GIS, and Dr. Roger Kim, Head of Minimally-Invasive Surgery, Feist-Weiller Cancer Center.  Topics will include GERD and other upper GI disorders.

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6:00pm

Thu April 30, 2015
Health Matters

Health Matters: Breaking the chain - Addiction to Porn and Adolescents

Aired Thursday, April 30, at 6 p.m. On this Mental Health edition of Health Matters, hosts Mark Vigen and Shelley Visconte were joined by guests Betty Marak, Assistant Federal Public Defender, and Dr. Pam McPherson, psychiatrist, for this discussion on pornography and its effects on adolescents.

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6:00pm

Thu April 23, 2015
Health Matters

Health Matters: Aging, Menopause, Andropause, and Hormones

Airs Thursday, April 23, at 6 p.m.  Join Dr. Randall Brewer for Health Matters on Red River Radio, and a discussion on aging related hormone issues in women and men, including "menopause" and “andropause.” Our guests will be Dr. James Barrow, Clinical Assistant Professor, Department of OB/GYN, LSU Health Shreveport; Tammi Herkey, APRN, Menopause & Hormone Specialty Center in Shreveport; and Urologist Dr. Loren Smith, with Urology at Pierremont, part of the WK Health System. Your calls will be taken at 1-800-552-8502.

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6:00pm

Thu April 16, 2015
Health Matters

Health Matters: Parkinson’s Disease - Repeat Broadcast

Repeat Broadcast - Aired Thursday, April 16 p.m. Dr. Randall Brewer hosted a conversation on Parkinson’s Disease and other movement disorders. His guests were Dr. Meghan Harris, neurologist with the Highland Clinic, and Dr. Jessica Wilden, Assistant Professor and Director of Stereotactic & Functional Neurosurgery LSU School of Medicine in Shreveport.

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6:00pm

Thu April 9, 2015
Health Matters

Health Matters: Creativity and Mental Health

REPEAT Broadcast for Thursday, April 9, 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    


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