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 28, at 6 p.m. Children are creative with vivid imaginations. How do we carry that creativity into adulthood, and how can creativity affect our mental health? Join host Dr. Mark Vigen and co-host Shelley Visconte for this Health Matters: Mental Health Edition, Thursday at 6 p.m. Our guests will be Anne Gremillion, owner of Gremillion and Pou Marketing, and Logan Sledge, Assistant Professor of Theatre at Centenary College. Your questions will be taken during the show at 1-800-552-802 or via Twitter @rrrpublicradio.

  Airs Thursday, January 21, at 6 p.m. Tune in for Health Maters, Thursday at 6 p.m. Dr. Randall Brewer will host this Health Matters to talk about epilepsy, types of seizures, and the latest treatments. He will be joined in the studio by Dr. Rosario Reil-Romero, Professor of Clinical Neurology and Pediatrics and Vice Chairman of the Department of Neurology, LSU School of Medicine in Shreveport; and Dr. Jessica Wilden, Assistant Professor Director of Stereotactic and Functional Neurosurgery, LSU School of Medicine in Shreveport; and Dr.

Airs Thursday, January 14, at 6 p.m. It is often said that the eyes are the windows to the soul. They are definitely our windows to view the world around us, so it’s important to protect our eyesight. Kermit Poling hosts this Health Matters with guests Dr. Chanping Liang, Associate Professor of Ophthalmology/Glaucoma Specialist at LSU Health, and Dr. Amar Patel, from the LSU Health Shreveport Ophthalmology Department, to talk about glaucoma and other conditions that affect vision. Questions will be taken at 1-800-552-8502 or via Twitter @rrrpublicradio.

Airs Thursday, January 10, at 6 p.m. Chronic pain can make even small tasks difficult. Host Dr. Sanford Katz will be joined by guests Dr. Randall Brewer, Neurologist, Dr. Steven Abney, Clinical Psychologist, both with River Cities Interventional Pain Specialists, and Dr. Lee Rielly, Physical Therapist and Program Director at Willis Knighton Spine Institute. They will discuss what it’s like to live with chronic pain and what treatments are available. Questions will be taken at 1-800-552-8502 or via Twitter @rrrpublicradio.

Airs Thursday, December 31, at 6 p.m. Faster than Joe Biden deciding whether to run for President! More powerful than the wind it takes to finally blow off Donald Trump’s hair! It’s the Capitol Steps annual year in review special, “Politics Takes a Holiday!” All your favorite candidates will be there, and some will be emailing about it for years afterwards on their private server. Join Hillary, Bernie, the Donald, Jeb, Marco, Carly, and more Republican candidates than you can shake a stick at!

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