Health Matters

Airs Thursday, January 10, at 6 p.m. Chronic pain can make even small tasks difficult. Host Dr. Sanford Katz will be joined by guests Dr. Randall Brewer, Neurologist, Dr. Steven Abney, Clinical Psychologist, both with River Cities Interventional Pain Specialists, and Dr. Lee Rielly, Physical Therapist and Program Director at Willis Knighton Spine Institute. They will discuss what it’s like to live with chronic pain and what treatments are available. Questions will be taken at 1-800-552-8502 or via Twitter @rrrpublicradio.

Airs Thursday, December 18 at 6 p.m. On this repeat edition of Health Matters Psychologist Dr. Mark Vigen and  Licensed Counselor Shelly Visconte provide tips on surviving the holidays. Your questions were taken during the show. Join Red Radio for Health Matters, Thursday at 6 p.m. 

  Airs Thursday, December 17, at 6 p.m. Do you have those moments when you just can’t recall something that you know–like a name– at the moment and wonder if you’re having abnormal memory problems? Join hosts Dr. Mark Vigen, psychologist, and Shelley Visconte, licensed counselor, for Health Matters: Mental Health Edition, Thursday at 6 p.m. on Red River Radio. They will be joined by psychiatrist Dr. Marc Colon to talk about memory, how it works and problems that can occur. Calls will be taken during the show at 1-800-552-8502 or via Twitter @rrrpublic radio.

  Aired Thursday, December 10, at 6 p.m. Something as simple as breathing isn’t easy for those with COPD or other chronic respiratory illnesses. On this Health Matters Dr. Randall Brewer hosted a discussion on respiratory health. He’ll was joined by Dr. Himanchu Desai (Dehsigh) with Pulmonary and Critical Care Specialists in Shreveport; Karen Wells, Respiratory Therapist with Willis-Knighton Health System; and Jarrod Mitchell, Coordinator for Cardiac Rehabilitation for the Willis-Knighton Health System. Your calls were taken at 1-800-552-8502.

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Aired Thursday, December 3, at 6 p.m. It’s important to get a good night’s sleep. Lack of sleep can interfere with our daily activities or contribute to a variety of health or behavioral issues. Host Dr. Sanford Katz led a discussion on conditions related to sleep. Our guests were Dr. Michelle Yetman, Clinical Psychologist with the LSU Health School of Allied Health Professions’ Children’s Center; Dr. Nabil Moufarrej, Medical Director of the Neurology and Sleep Clinic in Shreveport; and Dr.

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