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Airs Thursday, December 8, at 6 p.m. Cytomegalovirus infects 20,000 to 40,000 infants each year, far more than Zika, and can cause permanent disabilities, but it’s something we do not hear much about. This week Dr. Randall Brewer, host of Health Matters, will be joined by Dr. Andrew D. Yurochko, Professor, Dept. of Microbiology & Immunology at LSU Health Shreveport, to talk about CMV research. He’ll also be joined by Dr.

Airs Thursday, December 4, at 6 p.m. This week on Health Matters Dr. Randall Brewer will host and welcomes special guests Dr. Brett Koder from Ark-La-Tex Ear, Nose and Throat and Dr. Steven Bienvenu, Associate Professor of Pediatrics at LSU Health. They will examine childhood upper respiratory illnesses and will take your questions at 800-552-8502. Join us for Health Matters, Thursday night at 6p p.m. on Red River Radio.

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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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