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.

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12:46pm

Mon October 20, 2014
Health Matters

Health Matters: Domestic Violence

Aired Thursday, October 23, at 6 p.m. Domestic violence by an intimate partner affects approximately 10 million people a year, according to the CDC, and costs for medical and mental health care due to domestic violence are in the billions each year. On this month's Mental Health Edition of Health Matters on Red River Radio, co-hosts Mark Vigen and Shelley Visconte were joined by Patrina Jenkins, domestic violence advocate with Project Celebration, and Sergeant Lindsay Bonner of the Shreveport Police Domestic Violence Unit. They discussed signs of abuse and options for help and took your calls at 800-552-8502.

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6:00pm

Thu October 16, 2014
Heath Matters

Heath Matters: Arthritis and Connective Tissue Disease

Aired Thursday, October 16 at 6 p.m. On this edition of Health Matters we examines Arthritis and Connective Tissue Disease. Host Dr. Randall Brewer welcomed rheumatologist Dr. Katie Walton and Brad and Cheré Johnson of Helping Hands Physical Therapy. We took your calls and questions during the show at 800-552-8502.

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6:00pm

Thu September 25, 2014
Health Matters

Health Matters: Suicide Awareness & Prevention

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Airs Thursday, September 25 at 6 p.m.  Robin Williams’ recent tragic death has brought the topic of suicide to the forefront once again. Join us this Thursday at 6 p.m. for Health Matters. Psychologist Dr. Mark Vigen, Psychiatrist Dr. Pamela McPherson and Licensed Professional Counselor Shelly Visconte will discuss the signs and interventions associated with suicide. Your calls will be taken at 1-800-552-8502.

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6:00pm

Thu September 18, 2014
Health Matters

Health Matters: Prostate Cancer

Airs Thursday, September 18 at 6 p.m This week on Health Matter's Dr. Sanford Katz, a Radiation Oncologist with Willis-Knighton Cancer Center, will host a program on Prostate Cancer. He will be joined by Dr. Loren Smith, a urologist with Willis-Knighton Pierremont Urology; Dr. Anil Veluvolu with Hematology/Oncology Associates; and Dr. Ben Wilkinson, a radiation oncologist with Willis-Knighton Cancer Center. They will take your calls and questions at 800-552-8502. Join us for Health Matters and a discussion on Prostate Cancer this Thursday night at 6 p.m. on Red River Radio.

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6:00pm

Thu August 21, 2014
Health Matters

Health Matters: Creativity and Mental Health

Aired Thursday, August 21 at 6 p.m. What is creativity and how can creativity affect mental health? We addressed these questions and more on this Health Matters with Psychiatrist and multi-media artist Dr. Pat Sewell, and Joe Bluhm , an award-winning illustrator, designer and caricaturist from Moonbot as our guests. Dr. Mark Vigen and Shelley Visconte hosted and took your calls and questions during the show at 1-800-552-8502.

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