Health Matters

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.

Health Matters Disclaimer:
Health Matters is a program for informational purposes only. Consult your physician or health care provider for all health concerns. 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, February 5 at 6 p.m. In the United States as many as one million people are living with Parkinson’s Disease. Join Red River Radio for Health Matters this week when Dr. Randall Brewer hosts a conversation on Parkinson’s Disease and other movement disorders. His guests will be Dr. Meghan Harris, neurologist with the Highland Clinic, and Dr. Jessica Wilden, Assistant Professor and Director of Stereotactic & Functional Neurosurgery LSU School of Medicine in Shreveport. Questions are welcome during Health Matters at 1-800-552-8502. 

Airs Thursday, January 29 at 6 p.m. This week on Health Matters hosts Dr. Mark Vigen and licensed counselor Shelley Visconte will talk about body image and how we see ourselves. Their guests will be Dr. Simeon Wall, Sr. and Dr. Holly Casey Wall from The Wall Center. Your questions will be taken at 1-800-552-8502 during the show.   

Airs Thursday, January 22 at 6 p.m. On this week's Health Matters Dr. Sanford Katz will be joined by Jason Weinland of TFG Financial and Krista Buckhalther, Communications and Development Director for Martin Luther King Health Center, for a discussion on selecting an insurance plan in today's market. Call in with your questions during the show at 800-552-8502. 

Airs Thursday, January 8 at 6 p.m. Join Red River Radio for the next Health Matters when Dr. Randall Brewer hosts a discussion on hospice care. His guests will be Lucy Groves, RN, with Willis-Knighton Hospice, pharmacist Doug Boudreaux, and Keith Rhodes, Willis-Knighton Hospice Chaplain and a pastor of the Simple Church. Your questions are welcome at 800-552-8502.

Airs Thursday, December 18 at 6 pm. This week on Health Matters Psychologist Dr. Mark Vigen and  Licensed Counselor Shelly Visconte provided tips on surviving the holidays and answered your questions.