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, February 25, at 6 p.m. Join us for Health Matters, Thursday at 6 p.m. Dr. Todd Lobrano and Shelley Visconte will host this Health Matters: Mental Health Edition in which we will be discussing mental health issues affecting military personnel. Guests will be Dr. Marc Patience, Staff Psychologist for the United States Air Force, and Licensed Professional Counselor Mandy Griggs. Questions will be taken at 1-800-552-8502 or via Twitter @rrrpublicradio.

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Airs Thursday, February 18, at 6 p.m. Tune in for Health Matters when Dr. Randall Brewer hosts a discussion on cardiac health with guests Dr. Robert Martin, cardiologist with Pierremont Cardiology in Shreveport, and Sherry Free, Team Leader of Cardiac Rehab at Christus Health Shreveport-Bossier, Your questions will be taken during the show at 800-552-8502 or via Twitter@rrrpublicradio.

Airs Thursday, February 11, at 6 p.m.  Join host Dr. Sanford Katz for Health Matters, Thursday at 6 p.m. Dr. Randall Brewer with River Cities Interventional Pain Specialists; Dr. Joyce Feagin, Medical Oncolgist with Willis-Knighton Cancer Center; and Toni Camp, co-owner of Regional Hospice Care Group of Northwest Louisiana will join Dr. Katz to talk about hospice care. Questions will be taken during the show at 800-552-8502 or via Twitter @rrrpublicradio.

Airs Thursday, February 4, at 6 p.m. Join host Dr. Randall Brewer for Health Matters, Thursday at 6 p.m. Dr. O’Neal Cooper, Orthopedic Surgeon with Orthopedic Specialists of Louisiana; and Michelle Allison, Certified Hand Therapist and Occupational Therapist with Orthopedic Specialists of Louisiana, will be our guests to discuss disorders of the hands and upper extremities. Your questions will be taken during the show at 1-800-552-8502 or via Twitter @rrrpublic radio.

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.

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