Health Matters

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  Airs Thursday, May 12, at 6 p.m. Concerns about the spread of Zika virus have been mounting. Tune in for Health Matters, Thursday at 6 p.m. Dr. Sanford Katz will host this discussion on Zika virus. Guests will be Dr. John Vanchiere, Associate Professor and Chief of Pediatric Infectious Diseases at LSU Health Shreveport; Dr. Michelle Arnold, Assistant Professor of Microbiology and Immunology at LSU Health Shreveport; and Dr. Beverly Burden, Entomologist and Associate Professor Department of Biological Sciences at LSU Shreveport.

Airs Thursday, April 28, at 6 p.m. April is autism awareness month. On Health Matters: Mental Health Edition, we will cover Autism Spectrum Disorder with host Shelley Visconte, licensed counselor; and guest host Dr. Pam McPherson, child and adolescent psychiatrist. They will be joined by psychologist Dr. Michelle Yetman, and microbiologist Dr. Alena Smith. Questions will be taken during the show at 1-800-552-8502 or via Twitter @rrrpublicradio.

From left to right, as labeled in the original image, the "healthy" man has a 33 inch (84 cm) waist, the "overweight" man a 45 inch (114 cm) waist, and the "obese" man a 60 inch (152cm) waist.
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Airs Thursday, April 21, at 6 p.m. Obesity can affect health and quality of life. Tune in for Health Matters, Thursday at 6 p.m. Dr. Randall Brewer will host a discussion on advancements in the treatment of obesity. Guests will be Dr. Anthony Stuart with Tri-State Internal Medicine; Dr. James Barnes, bariatric surgeon with the Highland Clinic; and social worker Claudia Harris, who evaluates patients undergoing bariatric surgery. Questions will be taken at 1-800-552-8502 or via Twitter @rrrpublicradio.

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Airs Thursday, April 14, at 6 p.m. Tune in Thursday at 6p.m. for the special documentary "Bell Ringer: The Invisible Brain Injury." This moving documentary covers topic of sports-related head injuries with a focus on concussions. The documentary was created by AETN - Arkansas Educational Television Network along with Arkansas Ideasand was directed and produced by Justin Blake Crum.

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Airs Thursday, April 7, at 6 p.m. When anesthesia is required for a procedure, a patient may have questions and concerns. Tune in for Health Matters, Thursday at 6 p.m. Host Dr. Randall Brewer will be joined by Dr. Charles Fox III, Professor and Chairman of the Department of Anesthesiology; Dr. Debbie Chandler, Associate Professor Anesthesiology and Director of Perioperative Services; and Dr. Shilpa Patil, Assistant Professor Anesthesiology and Residency Director; all with LSU Health in Shreveport. They will talk about types of anesthesia, its administration and safety.

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