Health Matters

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Airs Thursday, November 24, at 6 p.m.  (Pre-recorded show)It’s the holiday season, a time to celebrate with family, friends and lots of great food. How do we navigate the holidays without packing on the pounds? Dr. Randall Brewer hosts Health Matters Thursday at 6 p.m. with guests Libby Burkhalter,  personal fitness and diet expert, and Julie Hartley, dietician with Willis-Knighton, to talk about making healthy choices.

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Airs Thursday, November 17, at 6 p.m. Dr. Shelley Visconte, licensed professional counselor and marriage and family therapist, will be your host. She will be joined by Dr. Meredith Nelson, licensed professional counselor and Associate Professor of Psychology at LSUS, and Father James E. Flowers of St. George’s Episcopal Church in Bossier City, La., to talk about gratitude and how it can affect our lives. Questions will be taken at 1-800-552-8502.

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Airs Thursday, November 10, at 6 p.m. Fall and winter are flu season, with peak flu activity usually occurring between December through March. Dr. Randall Brewer will host this Health Matters on flu and flu vaccines. He’ll be joined by Dr. Joseph Bocchini, Pediatric Infectious Disease Specialist at LSU Health; Dr. Gerardo Negron,  Infectious Disease Specialist with Willis-Knighton Health System; and Dr. Himanshu Desai with Pulmonary and Critical Care Specialists in Shreveport . Questions will be taken at 1-800-552-8502.

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Airs Thursday, November 3, at 6 p.m. Join Dr. Sanford Katz for Health Matters, Thursday at 6 p.m. On this Health Matters we will talk about physical therapy with guests from the WK Rehabilitation Institute, including Chris Mangin, Director of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation; Renee' McCuller, Chief Nursing Officer over Inpatient Rehabilitation and Behavioral Medicine; and Amy Sudduth, Assistant Director over Outpatient Rehabilitation. Questions will be taken during Health Matters at 1-800-552-8502

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Airs Thursday, October 27, at 6 p.m. Anger is a natural emotion, but left unchecked, it can affect mental and physical health. Dr. Mark Vigen, psychologist, will host Health Matters: Mental Health Edition, Thursday at 6 p.m., alongside Dr. Shelley Visconte, licensed counselor and marriage and family therapist, to talk about understanding and managing anger. Licensed Professional Counselor Greg Guerin will be our guest along with two guests from Active Recovery: Amanda Veuleman, Care Coordinator, and Cheven Bonnell, licensed social worker.

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