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Airs Thursday, September 14, 2017, at 6 p.m. Dr. Sanford Katz will host a conversation on Alzheimer’s. Guests will be Gerontologist Stacy Hand, who provides Dementia Education and Training through the Alzheimer’s Agency, and Dr. Richard Zweig, neurologist with LSU Health. Thernessia Fenceroy will also share a family member’s perspective. Questions will be taken at 1-800-552-8502.

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Airs Thursday, August 3, 2017, at 6 p.m. Opioid abuse is now an epidemic in the U.S. , with an average of 91 people dying each day from opioid use. Dr. Randall Brewer hosts our discussion on Opioid abuse. Guests include Lt. Darin Marshall, supervisor of the Caddo-Shreveport Narcotics Unit; Bill Rose, Director of the Council on Alcoholism and Drug Abuse of Northwest Louisiana (CADA); and Elyse M. Cornett, Assistant Professor Departments of Anesthesiology and Pharmacology, Toxicology & Neuroscience at LSUHSC Shreveport and Director of Research Department of Anesthesiology, LSUHSC Shreveport. Questions will be taken during the show at 1-800-552-8502.

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Airs Thursday, July 20, 2017, at 6 p.m. Cleft lip affects one in 700 children born in the U.S.
Jesse Gilmore will host this Health Matters when members of the cleft team at LSU Health in Shreveport will talk about their team approach when treating children and supporting parents through reparative treatments. Guests include Dr. Jennifer Woerner, Assistant Professor of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery; Adam Blancher, PhD, child psychologist and Assistant Professor in the School of Allied Health Professions; speech and language pathologist Megan Lerchie, MCD/CCC-SLP; and Chancellor and Dean Dr. G.E. Ghali. Questions will be taken at 1-800-552-8502.

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Airs Thursday, June 29, 2017, at 6 p.m. Gambling addiction, like any addiction, can disrupt an individual’s life– including relationships, work or school–and can even lead to criminal behavior. Tune in for Health Matters, Thursday at 6 p.m. Hosts Dr. Mark Vigen and Dr. Shelley Visconte will examine compulsive gambling. Guests will be Executive Director of the Louisiana Association on Compulsive Gambling, Ms. Janet Miller, and Center of Recovery (CORE) Program Director, Ms. Heather Kleckinger-Craven. Questions will be taken at 1-800-552-8502.

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Airs Thursday, June 1, 2017, at 6 p.m. Tune in for Health Matters this Thursday when Dr. Sandford Katz hosts a discussion on Senior Health. Guests will be Dr. Robert Savory with Family Medicine and Geriatric Center, part of Willis-Knighton Health Systems; Tamara Crane, Director of Bossier Council on Aging; and Holly Sanders, Senior Wellness Coordinator at The Oaks of Louisiana. Questions will be taken during the show at 1-800-552-8502.

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