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Airs Thursday, December 14, 2017, at 6 p.m. The holidays can be a season of joy, but they can also come along with stress, depression and high expectations. Tune in Thursday for Health Matters at 6 p.m. Dr. Shelley Visconte will host our discussion on “Coping Strategies for the Holidays and Beyond.” She will be joined by Dr. Michelle Yetman, Assistant Professor and Clinical Psychologist at LSU Health in Shreveport. Questions and comments will be taken at 1-800-52-8502.

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Airs Thursday, November 30, 2017, at 6 p.m. Tune in for Health Matters: Mental Health Edition, this Thursday at 6 p.m. Dr. Shelley Visconte, licensed psychologist, counselor, and marriage and family therapist, will be your host to explore holistic mental health. Guests will include fitness guru and owner of DC Bodies DaNeill Reyenga and Health Kinesiologist, Emotion Code Practitioner, and Energy Healer Denise Kilonsky. Your questions and comments will be taken at 1-800-552-8502.

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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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