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 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!

Airs Thursday, December 18 at 6 p.m. On this repeat edition of Health Matters Psychologist Dr. Mark Vigen and  Licensed Counselor Shelly Visconte provide tips on surviving the holidays. Your questions were taken during the show. Join Red Radio for Health Matters, Thursday at 6 p.m. 

  Airs Thursday, December 17, at 6 p.m. Do you have those moments when you just can’t recall something that you know–like a name– at the moment and wonder if you’re having abnormal memory problems? Join hosts Dr. Mark Vigen, psychologist, and Shelley Visconte, licensed counselor, for Health Matters: Mental Health Edition, Thursday at 6 p.m. on Red River Radio. They will be joined by psychiatrist Dr. Marc Colon to talk about memory, how it works and problems that can occur. Calls will be taken during the show at 1-800-552-8502 or via Twitter @rrrpublic radio.

  Aired Thursday, December 10, at 6 p.m. Something as simple as breathing isn’t easy for those with COPD or other chronic respiratory illnesses. On this Health Matters Dr. Randall Brewer hosted a discussion on respiratory health. He’ll was joined by Dr. Himanchu Desai (Dehsigh) with Pulmonary and Critical Care Specialists in Shreveport; Karen Wells, Respiratory Therapist with Willis-Knighton Health System; and Jarrod Mitchell, Coordinator for Cardiac Rehabilitation for the Willis-Knighton Health System. Your calls were taken at 1-800-552-8502.

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