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Airs Thursday, April 26, 2018 at 6 p.m. April is Autism Awareness Month. Tune in Thursday, at 6 p.m. for Health Matters: Mental Health Edition. Our host Dr. Shelley Visconte, psychologist, will be joined by Dr. Michelle Yetman, clinical psychologist and Assistant Professor at LSU Health. Dr. Yetman will talk about autism spectrum disorders and share some new information from recent studies. Questions will be taken at 1-800-552-8502.

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Airs Thursday, March 1, 2018, at 6 p.m. Japan has the fastest aging society in the world, with more than a quarter of its population over age 65, and more centenarians than any other country. Toshiko Katayose and Aki Maruyama Leggett explore some of the innovative ways in which Japanese people are adapting to living longer and consider what lessons other countries might learn from Japan's super-aging society.

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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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