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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Airs Thursday, December 22, at 6 p.m. Every year, 230,000 women are told they have breast cancer and 40,000 will die. In this hour - long look at this disease, Oncologist Ken Miller explores its treatment, its history as a public policy issue, and its direct impact on women.

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Airs Thursday, December 8, at 6 p.m. Cytomegalovirus infects 20,000 to 40,000 infants each year, far more than Zika, and can cause permanent disabilities, but it’s something we do not hear much about. This week Dr. Randall Brewer, host of Health Matters, will be joined by Dr. Andrew D. Yurochko, Professor, Dept. of Microbiology & Immunology at LSU Health Shreveport, to talk about CMV research. He’ll also be joined by Dr.

Airs Thursday, December 4, at 6 p.m. This week on Health Matters Dr. Randall Brewer will host and welcomes special guests Dr. Brett Koder from Ark-La-Tex Ear, Nose and Throat and Dr. Steven Bienvenu, Associate Professor of Pediatrics at LSU Health. They will examine childhood upper respiratory illnesses and will take your questions at 800-552-8502. Join us for Health Matters, Thursday night at 6p p.m. on Red River Radio.

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Airs Thursday, December 1, at 6 p.m. Tune in for Health Matters, Thursday at 6 p.m. Our host Dr. Sanford Katz will be joined by WK Eye Institute Ophthalmologists Dr. Christopher Shelby and Dr. Wyche Coleman along with Dr Arthur Kavanaugh, retina specialist with the Department of Ophthalmology at LSU Health,  to talk about eye health. Questions will be taken at 1-800-552-8502.

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Airs Thursday, November 24, at 6 p.m.  (Pre-recorded show)It’s the holiday season, a time to celebrate with family, friends and lots of great food. How do we navigate the holidays without packing on the pounds? Dr. Randall Brewer hosts Health Matters Thursday at 6 p.m. with guests Libby Burkhalter,  personal fitness and diet expert, and Julie Hartley, dietician with Willis-Knighton, to talk about making healthy choices.

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