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Health Matters is a call in series featuring local Health Care Specialists discussing current understanding and treatment of health issues. The topic on the series range from pain management to cancer diagnosis and treatment options to depression and substance abuse. Kermit Poling is the host for these discussions and your calls and questions are an important part of each program.

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6:00pm

Thu January 9, 2014
Health Matters

Health Matters: Cancer

Aired Thursday, January 9 at 6 p.m.
The Latest in Cancer Treatments was the subject for this Health Matters.
Dr. Randy Brewer will host and welcomes guest specialists Dr. Sandford Katz, a Radiation Oncologist;  Dr. Anil Velovelu, a specialist in Hematology and Oncology; and Dr. Destin Black, a Gynecologic Oncologist. All are with Willis-Knighton Medical Center.  They joined Dr. Randy Brewer to discuss the latest treatments for cancer and answered your calls & questions. 


6:00pm

Thu November 14, 2013
Health Matters

Health Matters: Smoking Cessation & Tobacco Related Illnesses

Aired Thursday, November 14 at 6 p.m.
Caution: Cigarette Smoking may be hazardous to your health.
That message was introduced in 1966 on Cigarette packages. Today, nearly 50 years later we read.
Surgeon General's Warning: Smoking causes lung cancer, heart disease, emphysema, and may complicate pregnancy. On this edition of Health matter we discuss smoking cessation and tobacco related illnesses. Dr. Randy Brewer will be your host and is joined by Dr. Sanford Katz, a radiation oncologist with the Willis Knighton Cancer Center, Dr. Himanshu Desai who is a partner with Pulmonary and Critical Care Specialists in Shreveport, and Dr. Jarrod Mitchell, coordinator of the Willis Knighton Cardiac Rehabilitation Program. They examined the health risks of smoking and various smoking cessation programs.

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6:00pm

Thu October 10, 2013
Cultural, Community, Information

Health Matters: Alzheimers

Aired Thursday, October 10 at 6 p.m. This week on Health Matters, Shreveport psychiatrist Dr. Gary Booker, Debbie Hayes of the Alzheimer’s Association in North Louisiana, and Christine Wright, an occupational therapist with LSU Health Shreveport, were our guests to discuss how Alzheimer’s affects patients and families and we took your calls and questions.

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6:00pm

Thu September 26, 2013
Health Matters

Health Matters: Early Detection of Mental Health Disorders

Aired Thursday, September 26 at 6 p.m. Early treatment of mental health disorders can help save individuals, families and possibly even the community from distress. In this Health Matters Laura Brucia Hamm, executive director for the Center for Families and Therapist Dr. Richard Price were our guests and took your questions about breaking the stigma associated with mental health disorders, early warning signs and access to mental health care. Their counseling service can be found here.

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6:00pm

Thu September 5, 2013
Health Matters

Health Matters: Obesity Management

Aired Thursday, September 5 at 6 p.m. A special edition of Health Matters on Obesity Management,  guest hosted by Dr. Randall Brewer.   He was joined by three experts:  Dr. Anthony Stuart with Tri-State Internal Medicine, along with dietician Linda Delacerde and counselor Jan Burns, both with Willis Knighton Health System. They took your calls and answer your questions about Obesity Management.

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