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, February 15, 2018, at 6 p.m. Early detection affects cancer treatment outcomes. Tune in Thursday at 6 p.m. for Health Matters. Our host, Dr. Patrick Lavo will be joined by Dr. Shawn Milligan, Dr. Jerry McLarty, and Jenny Green from Feist-Weiller Cancer Center to talk about the importance of early detection and the Feist-Weiller Family Health Day. Your questions will be taken during the show at 1-800-52-8502

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Airs Thursday, February 8, 2018 at 6 p.m. This season's flu epidemic has been particularly alarming. Tune in for Health Matters, Thursday at 6 p.m. Dr. Randall Brewer will be joined by infectious disease physicians Dr. Gerardo Negron and Dr. Raymond Coghlan to talk about the risks, treatment, and prevention of the flu. Your questions and comments will be taken during the show at 

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Airs Thursday, February 1, 2018 at 6 p.m. February is American Heart Month. Learn more about Heart Health on Health Matters, Thursday at 6 p.m. Our host Dr. Randall Brewer will be joined by Dr. Trey Baucum, cardiologist with Advanced Cardiovascular Specialists; Jarrod Mitchell Coordinator of Cardiac Rehab at WK Health and Fitness Centers; and registered dietician and certified health coach Julie Hartley. Questions will be taken during the show at 1-800-552-8502.

Airs Thursday, January 25, 2018, at 6 p.m. Tune in for Health Matters: Mental Health Edition, Thursday at 6 p.m. Host Dr. Shelley Visconte will be joined by Doreen McGaffey, Licensed Professional Counselor, to talk about the signs and treatments of chronic mental illness. Questions will be taken during the show at 1-800- 552-8502.

Airs Thursday, January 18, 2018, at 6 p.m. Tune in for Health Matters this Thursday at 6 p.m. Dr. Sanford Katz will host our show on Colorectal and GI conditions. Guests will include Dr. Andrew Werner, colorectal surgeon with Colon & Rectal Associates in Shreveport; Dr. John Bienvenu, gastroenterologist with WK Bossier Gastroenterology and Associate Fellowship Program Director at LSUHSC; and nutritionist Julie Hartley. Questions will be taken during the show at 1-800-552-8502.

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