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.

Airs Thursday, January 4, 2018, at 6 p.m. Tune in for Health Matters, Thursday at 6 p.m., when Dr. Randall Brewer will host our conversation on "Changing Ourselves for the Better in 2018." Guests will include Jarrod Mitchell, Clinic Coordinator for the Willis-Knighton Tobacco Treatment Clinic; Dr. Jennifer Russell, Clinical Psychologist; and fitness expert Libby Burkhalter of Libfit. Questions will be taken during the show at 1-800-552-8502.

Airs Thursday, December 28, 2017, at 6 p.m. With a New Year approaching, now is the best time to commit to practicing a healthier lifestyle. But, what is the best approach to shedding pounds in a state where cuisine is part of its culture? Which diet is the most effective for losing weight? What weight loss surgeries are available and how safe are they? And what role does exercise play in the health equation? Join us for Louisiana Public Square as we brings together experts and personal success stories on an encore presentation of “Healthy New Year!”

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Airs Thursday, December 21, 2017. LSU Health in Shreveport now has a Center for Voice, Airway and Swallowing, the only one of its kind in the region. Tune in for Health Matters, Thursday at 6 p.m. when Dr. John Patrick Lavo will be joined by Laryngologist Dr. Paul Weinberger to talk about Voice Disorders, Dysphagia, and Complex Airway Disorders. (Repeat Broadcast - no calls will be taken)

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Airs Thursday, December 14, 2017, at 6 p.m. The holidays can be a season of joy, but they can also come along with stress, depression and high expectations. Tune in Thursday for Health Matters at 6 p.m. Dr. Shelley Visconte will host our discussion on “Coping Strategies for the Holidays and Beyond.” She will be joined by Dr. Michelle Yetman, Assistant Professor and Clinical Psychologist at LSU Health in Shreveport. Questions and comments will be taken at 1-800-52-8502.

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Airs Thursday, November 30, 2017, at 6 p.m. Tune in for Health Matters: Mental Health Edition, this Thursday at 6 p.m. Dr. Shelley Visconte, licensed psychologist, counselor, and marriage and family therapist, will be your host to explore holistic mental health. Guests will include fitness guru and owner of DC Bodies DaNeill Reyenga and Health Kinesiologist, Emotion Code Practitioner, and Energy Healer Denise Kilonsky. Your questions and comments will be taken at 1-800-552-8502.

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