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Airs Thursday, September 21, 2017, at 6 p.m. According to the CDC, 1.7 million people in the U.S. suffer from traumatic brain injury annually. Tune in for Health Matters, Thursday at 6 p.m. as Dr. Patrick Lavo hosts this discussion on traumatic brain injury. Guests will be Dr. Christina Notarianni, Associate Professor of Neurosurgery at LSU Health; Dr. Elizabeth Disbrow, Associate Professor of Neurology at LSU Health; and Dr. John Owings, Professor of Surgery and Chief of Trauma and Critical Care at LSU Health.

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Airs Thursday, September 7, 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.

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Airs Thursday, August 31, 2017, at 6 p.m. We’ll explore this question on Health Matters: Mental Health Edition, Thursday at 6 p.m. Dr. Mark Vigen, psychologist, will host with co-host Shelley Visconte, licensed counselor. They will be joined by Danita Wynes and Sandra Breithaupt. This is a repeat broadcast and no call will be taken tonight.

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Airs Thursday, August 17, 2017, at 6 p.m. Tune in for Health Matters this Thursday at 6 p.m. when Dr. Sanford Katz hosts a program on advancements in cancer treatments. Guests will be Dr. Jake Wang, radiation oncologist, and Dr. Tyler Lash, medical oncologist, with the Willis-Knighton Cancer Center in Shreveport. Questions will be taken during the show at 800-552-8502.

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Airs Thursday, August 10, 2017, at 6 p.m. It’s summertime and nd summer activities can expose us to insects, some of which may bring health hazards. Join Dr. Randall Brewer for Health Matters this week when he'll be joined by guests, Dr. Beverly Burden, Associate Professor of Biological Sciences and entomologist at LSUS; and Dr. Joseph Bocchini, a pediatric infectious disease specialist and Chair of Pediatrics at LSU Health Shreveport. We’ll talk about mosquitos and other pesky insects and how to avoid insect borne illness and recognize symptoms.

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