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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6:00pm

Thu February 27, 2014
Health Matters

Health Matters: Heart disease, prevention, treatment and rehab

Aired Thursday, February 27 at 6 p.m. On our next Health Matters this Thursday, 6 p.m., Cardiologist Dr. Anil Chhabra will join our panelists for a discussion on heart disease risks, prevention, treatment and rehab. Dr. Randy Brewer hosted and they took your calls during the program at 800-552-8502.

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6:00pm

Thu January 23, 2014

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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