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. 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.

Health Matters: Dentistry and Oral Surgery

Nov 5, 2015

Airs Thursday, November 5, at 6 p.m. Dr. Sanford Katz will host this Health Matters on a variety of dentistry and oral surgery topics with guests Dr. Jason Lustig, oral surgeon at ArkLaTex Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery; Dr. Lauren Wallace pediatric dentist with Pediatric Dental Partners; and Dr. Jeff Silmon, orthodontist at Cosse and Silmon Orthodontics. Calls will be taken during the show at 1-800-552-8502.

Airs Thursday, October 29, at 6 p.m. Tune in for Health Matters: Mental Health Edition, Thursday at 6 p.m.   Dr. Mark Vigen will host with co-host Shelley Visconte.  Dr. Todd Lobrano will be our guest to join in a discussion on antisocial personality disorder and psychopathy.  Questions will be taken during the show at 1-800-552-8502.

  Airs Thursday, October 22, at 6 p.m. Tune in for Health Matters, Thursday at 6 p.m. Dr. Randall Brewer will host this discussion on infectious diseases including flu, bacterial infections, hospital acquired infections and more. Dr. Gerardo Negron with Shreveport Infectious Diseases and Faye Mirfakhraee, Director of Education with the Willis Knighton Health System will join Dr. Brewer. Your calls will be taken at 1-800-552-8502 during the show.

  Repeat Broadcast Aires Thursday, October 1, at 6 p.m. This week on Red River Radio's "Health Matters,” the topic of discussion was Sports medicine.  Dr. Randall Brewer was host to orthopedic surgeon Dr. Shane Barton and Lance Champagne, head athletic trainer for the LSUS Pilots and Lady Pilots. They took your calls and questions during the show.  (This is a repeat broadcast and no calls will be taken during the show)

Aired Thursday, September 24, at 6 p.m. On this Mental Health Edition of Health Matters, Psychologist Dr. Mark Vigen hosted with Shelley Visconte, a licensed counselor and marriage and family therapist. They were joined by Psychiatrist Dr. Pat Sewell, and will discuss to talk about anxiety. Also joining them will be special guest "Laura," who has experienced anxiety throughout her life and will relate her experiences. Your calls were taken during the show at 1-800-552-8502.

 

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