Health Care

6:00pm

Thu September 26, 2013
Health Matters

Health Matters: Early Detection of Mental Health Disorders

Aired Thursday, September 26 at 6 p.m. Early treatment of mental health disorders can help save individuals, families and possibly even the community from distress. In this Health Matters Laura Brucia Hamm, executive director for the Center for Families and Therapist Dr. Richard Price were our guests and took your questions about breaking the stigma associated with mental health disorders, early warning signs and access to mental health care. Their counseling service can be found here.

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6:00pm

Thu May 23, 2013
Cultural, Community, Information

Health Matters: Eye Health

Dr. James Lusk

Airs Thursday, May 23 at 6 p.m. May is Healthy Vision Month. Join us this Thursday at 6 p.m. for Health Matters. Dr. James E. Lusk of Lusk Eye Specialists in Shreveport, will be our guest to discuss Eye Health and take your questions at 1-800-552-8502.

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6:00pm

Sun May 12, 2013
Intelligence Squared US

Intelligence Squared US: Ration End of Life Care

Airs Sunday, May 12 at 6 p.m. Just because we can extend life, should we? The U.S. is expected to spend $2.8 trillion on health care in 2012. Medicare alone will cost taxpayers $590 billion, with over 25% going toward patients in their last year of life. If health care is a scarce resource, limited by its availability and our ability to pay for it, should government step in to ration care, deciding whose life is worth saving? In other words, how much is an extra month of life worth? The debaters are Dr. Art Kellermann, Peter Singer, Sally Pipes, and Ken Connor. 

6:00pm

Thu May 9, 2013
Health Matters

Health Matters: Anxiety Disorders with Katie Garcia

Serenity Garden at the Center for Families

Aired Thursday, May 9 at 6 p.m.  Listen again to Health Matters as Kermit Poling welcomes Katie Garcia, Clinical Director of the Center for Families in Shreveport. They discussed anxiety disorders and increased anxiety in a changing world.  

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9:17am

Fri June 29, 2012
Local

Shreveport experts respond to health care ruling

LSU Health Shreveport Chancellor Dr. Robert Barish discusses the Affordable Care Act as it relates to the mission of the teaching hospital in Shreveport.

LSU Health Shreveport Chancellor Dr. Robert Barish says the teaching hospital's mission will be enhanced under the Supreme Court's landmark decision to uphold nearly all of the health care reform law. Nurse practitioner Kathryn Arterberry, a nursing professor at Northwestern State, says she expect more people will seek out preventative care. She hopes her profession can meet the need. Shreveport attorney Larry Pettiette anticipates a wave of new litigation as the health care industry tries to parse the law and apply it to the business side.

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