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Airs Thursday, May 25, 2017, at 6 p.m. Music enriches our lives. It can calm us, inspire us, and even affect brain development. On the this Mental Health Edition of Health Matters, host Dr. Mark Vigen, psychologist, and special cohost Dr. Todd Lobrano, psychologist, will discuss music and how it can enhance our lives and development. Guests will be Dr. Anil Nanda, Neurosurgeon and Professor and Chairman of the Department of Neurosurgery at University Neurosurgery–LSU Health, and Krista Fanning, music teacher at Caddo Middle Magnet and Grammy Foundation Music Educator award finalist. Questions will be taken during the show at 1-800-552-8502 or via Twitter @rrrpublicradio.

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Airs Thursday, May 18, 2017, at 6 p.m. The school year is coming to a close, and the kids will be out for summer. Tune in for Health Matters, Thursday at 6 p.m. Dr. Randall Brewer will address the importance of helping kids safely participate in summertime activities. Our guests will be Lt. Richard Corbett, Director of Sheriff’s Safety Town; Dr. Wanda Thomas, pediatrician with LSU Health; and Dr. Christina Notarianni, Associate Professor, Chief of Pediatric Neurosurgery at LSU Health.

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Airs Thursday, May 11, 2017, at 6 p.m. Tune in for Health Matters, Thursday at 6 p.m. Our host Dr. Sanford Katz will be joined by WK Eye Institute Ophthalmologist Dr. Christopher Shelby along with Dr Arthur Kavanaugh, retina specialist with the Department of Ophthalmology at LSU Health, to talk about eye health. (Repeat Broadcast - No Calls Tonight)

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Airs Thursday, April 27, 2017 at 6 p.m. Red River Radio will host a panel on sexual assault during Health Matters, Thursday, April 27, at 6 p.m. in the Red River Radio performance hall at 8675 Youree Drive in Shreveport.

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Airs Thursday, April 20, 2017 at 6 p.m. Tune in for Health Matters: Mental Health Edition as Dr. Mark Vigen, psychologist, and Dr. Shelley Visconte, licensed counselor, will host this show on Alcoholism and Recovery. Our guest will be Judge Charles G. Tutt, from the Caddo Parish First Judicial District Court, and Sean Gregory, Associate Pastor of First Bossier over Recovery and Single Adults and a board member of the Council on Alcoholism and Drug Abuse. Sean is also the North Central Louisiana State Representative for Celebrate Recovery.

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