Dr. Randall Brewer

From left to right, as labeled in the original image, the "healthy" man has a 33 inch (84 cm) waist, the "overweight" man a 45 inch (114 cm) waist, and the "obese" man a 60 inch (152cm) waist.
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Airs Thursday, April 21, at 6 p.m. Obesity can affect health and quality of life. Tune in for Health Matters, Thursday at 6 p.m. Dr. Randall Brewer will host a discussion on advancements in the treatment of obesity. Guests will be Dr. Anthony Stuart with Tri-State Internal Medicine; Dr. James Barnes, bariatric surgeon with the Highland Clinic; and social worker Claudia Harris, who evaluates patients undergoing bariatric surgery. Questions will be taken at 1-800-552-8502 or via Twitter @rrrpublicradio.

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Airs Thursday, April 7, at 6 p.m. When anesthesia is required for a procedure, a patient may have questions and concerns. Tune in for Health Matters, Thursday at 6 p.m. Host Dr. Randall Brewer will be joined by Dr. Charles Fox III, Professor and Chairman of the Department of Anesthesiology; Dr. Debbie Chandler, Associate Professor Anesthesiology and Director of Perioperative Services; and Dr. Shilpa Patil, Assistant Professor Anesthesiology and Residency Director; all with LSU Health in Shreveport. They will talk about types of anesthesia, its administration and safety.

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  Airs Thursday, March 24, at 6 p.m. The latest technique for performing CPR is increasing survival rates. We’ll discuss this and other emergency and safety topics on Health Matters, this Thursday at 6 p.m. on Red River Radio. Host Dr. Randall Brewer will be joined by Dr. Robert Freedman with Freedman Memorial Cardiology in Alexandria, La.; David Melancon with Start a Heart Cenla; and Richard Corbett, Director of the Sheriff’s Safety Town in Shreveport.

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Airs Thursday, February 18, at 6 p.m. Tune in for Health Matters when Dr. Randall Brewer hosts a discussion on cardiac health with guests Dr. Robert Martin, cardiologist with Pierremont Cardiology in Shreveport, and Sherry Free, Team Leader of Cardiac Rehab at Christus Health Shreveport-Bossier, Your questions will be taken during the show at 800-552-8502 or via Twitter@rrrpublicradio.

Airs Thursday, February 11, at 6 p.m.  Join host Dr. Sanford Katz for Health Matters, Thursday at 6 p.m. Dr. Randall Brewer with River Cities Interventional Pain Specialists; Dr. Joyce Feagin, Medical Oncolgist with Willis-Knighton Cancer Center; and Toni Camp, co-owner of Regional Hospice Care Group of Northwest Louisiana will join Dr. Katz to talk about hospice care. Questions will be taken during the show at 800-552-8502 or via Twitter @rrrpublicradio.