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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.

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6:00pm

Thu September 25, 2014
Health Matters

Health Matters: Suicide Awareness & Prevention

Robin Williams
Eva Rinaldi

Airs Thursday, September 25 at 6 p.m.  Robin Williams’ recent tragic death has brought the topic of suicide to the forefront once again. Join us this Thursday at 6 p.m. for Health Matters. Psychologist Dr. Mark Vigen, Psychiatrist Dr. Pamela McPherson and Licensed Professional Counselor Shelly Visconte will discuss the signs and interventions associated with suicide. Your calls will be taken at 1-800-552-8502.

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6:00pm

Thu September 18, 2014
Health Matters

Health Matters: Prostate Cancer

Airs Thursday, September 18 at 6 p.m This week on Health Matter's Dr. Sanford Katz, a Radiation Oncologist with Willis-Knighton Cancer Center, will host a program on Prostate Cancer. He will be joined by Dr. Loren Smith, a urologist with Willis-Knighton Pierremont Urology; Dr. Anil Veluvolu with Hematology/Oncology Associates; and Dr. Ben Wilkinson, a radiation oncologist with Willis-Knighton Cancer Center. They will take your calls and questions at 800-552-8502. Join us for Health Matters and a discussion on Prostate Cancer this Thursday night at 6 p.m. on Red River Radio.

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6:00pm

Thu August 21, 2014
Health Matters

Health Matters: Creativity and Mental Health

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 at 1-800-552-8502.

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6:00pm

Thu August 7, 2014
Health Matters

Health Matters: ADHD

Aired Thursday, August 7 at 6 p.m. Dr. Randall Brewer hosted this episode of Health Matters on ADHD. Children can be very active and sometimes inattentive, but what is normal and what is a cause for concern?  Psychologist Dr. Bruce McCormick and Jenny Barrow, an occupational therapist with Willis-Knighton Health System joined Dr. Brewer to explore Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD). They also took your questions during the show.

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6:00pm

Thu July 24, 2014
Health Matters

Health Matters: Happiness

Ranae Moran

Aired Thursday, July 24 at 6 p.m. What is happiness? Can we learn to be happy? What are the practices of happy people? On this Mental Health edition of Health Matters psychologists Dr. Mark Vigen and Shelley Visconte along with Wayne Smith, Assistant Chief for the Shreveport Police Department Support Division; and Louis Johnson, Chief of Training for the Shreveport Fire Department joined the discussion with information and advice on how to achieve happiness. This show will kick off a regular series addition of “Mental Health Matters” to our “Health Matters” lineup, with psychologists from Goebel and Vigen hosting. As always we took your calls at 800-552-8502.

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