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Airs Thursday, August 31, 2017, at 6 p.m. We’ll explore this question on Health Matters: Mental Health Edition, Thursday at 6 p.m. Dr. Mark Vigen, psychologist, will host with co-host Shelley Visconte, licensed counselor. They will be joined by Danita Wynes and Sandra Breithaupt. This is a repeat broadcast and no call will be taken tonight.

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Airs Thursday, August 17, 2017, at 6 p.m. Tune in for Health Matters this Thursday at 6 p.m. when Dr. Sanford Katz hosts a program on advancements in cancer treatments. Guests will be Dr. Jake Wang, radiation oncologist, and Dr. Tyler Lash, medical oncologist, with the Willis-Knighton Cancer Center in Shreveport. Questions will be taken during the show at 800-552-8502.

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Airs Thursday, August 10, 2017, at 6 p.m. It’s summertime and nd summer activities can expose us to insects, some of which may bring health hazards. Join Dr. Randall Brewer for Health Matters this week when he'll be joined by guests, Dr. Beverly Burden, Associate Professor of Biological Sciences and entomologist at LSUS; and Dr. Joseph Bocchini, a pediatric infectious disease specialist and Chair of Pediatrics at LSU Health Shreveport. We’ll talk about mosquitos and other pesky insects and how to avoid insect borne illness and recognize symptoms.

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Airs Thursday, July 27, 2017, at 6 p.m. Host Dr. Mark Vigen, psychologist, and co-host Dr. Shelley Visconte, will talk about the benefits and downfalls of homeschooling. They will be joined by Asheley LeFors, Founder and Director of the SBC Homeschool Coalition, and Joshua Tolbert, counseling graduate student and former home schooler. Questions will be taken at 1-800-552-8502.

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Airs Thursday, July 13, 2017. LSU Health in Shreveport now has a Center for Voice, Airway and Swallowing, the only one of its kind in the region. Tune in for Health Matters, Thursday at 6 p.m. when Dr. John Patrick Lavo will be joined by Laryngologist Dr. Paul Weinberger to talk about Voice Disorders, Dysphagia, and Complex Airway Disorders. Calls will be taken during the show at 1-800-552-8502

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