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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Aired Thursday, July 25 at 6 p.m. Since the first Aids cases were diagnosed in the U.S. in the 80s, many advancements have been made in the screening and treatment of HIV. What are these advancements? Infectious Disease Physician Dr. Gerardo Negron, Brett Malone, Executive Director of the Philadelphia Center in Shreveport, and Robert Darrow joined us for Health Matters to provide the latest information and take your questions during the show.

Aired Thursday, July 11 at 6 p.m. Do you experience low back pain? Listen here to Health Matters as Dr. Randall Brewer of River Cities Interventional Pain Specialists shares information about the causes and treatment of low back pain. He took your questions during the show. (Click post to listen again)

Aired Thursday, May 9 at 6 p.m.  Listen again to Health Matters as Kermit Poling welcomes Katie Garcia, Clinical Director of the Center for Families in Shreveport. They discussed anxiety disorders and increased anxiety in a changing world.  

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Dr. Sunny Hussain joins Kermit Poling to discuss 'GERD' in Infants. GERD is Gastroesophageal reflux disease and they will look into the causes and solutions to this problem in children.

Dr. Randall Brewer from River Cities Interventional Pain Specialists joins Host Kermit Poling to discuss Migraine Headaches and various symptoms and treatments to manage the pain.

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