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Airs Thursday, Sepetmber 1, at 6 p.m. Dr. Randall Brewer will host this discussion on joint problems and joint replacement surgery. Guests include orthopedic surgeons Dr. Shane Barton and Dr. Edward Morgan, with The Orthopedic Clinic in Shreveport, and Dr. Ellis Cooper, with Orthopedic Specialists of Louisiana. Questions will be taken at 1-800-552-8502 or via Twitter @rrrpublicradio.
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Airs Thursday, August 25, at 6 p.m. Tune in Thursday at 6 p.m. for Health Matters: Mental Health Edition, with host Shelley Visconte. Kids are returning to school and on this Health Matters, specialist in school psychology, Laura Harris; licensed professional counselor and former teacher, Mark Nettles; and school based mental health professional, Glenn Robinson will provide tips on helping your child have a successful school year. Questions will be taken at 1-800-552-8502.
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Airs Thursday, August 18, at 6 p.m. Dr. Sanford Katz hosts this Health Matters on cancer in children. Dr. Samer Zaid Kaylani, pediatric oncologist, with St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital; Dr. Christina Notarianni, pediatric neurosurgeon with University Neurosurgery; and Dr. Ben Wilkinson, radiation oncologist with WK Cancer Center join Dr. Katz to talk about the most common types of cancer in children and how they are treated. Questions will be taken at 1-800-552-8502.

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Airs Thursday, August 11, at 6 p.m. It’s summer in the south and it’s hot. The heat brings the need for added precautions. Tune in for Health Matters, Thursday at 6 p.m. Dr. Randall Brewer will host this discussion on heat related illness and how to protect yourself and your family.  Guests will include Holly Liles, Injury Prevention Coordinator for LSU Health; Mary Alice Rountree, Executive Director of Caddo Council on Aging; and an athletic trainer who will talk about precautions for training in the heat. Questions will be taken at 1-800-552-8502.,_Shreveport,_LA_IMG_2364.JPG
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Airs Thursday, August 4, at 6 p.m. Host Dr. Sanford Katz will be joined by special guest Dr. G.E. Ghali, Professor and Chairman of the Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery and interim chancellor of LSU Health Shreveport. Dr. Ghali will highlight the programs offered at the School of Medicine, School of Allied Health, and School of Graduate Studies. He will also discuss some of the current challenges and opportunities in healthcare delivery and education in our region. Calls will be taken during the show at 1-800-552-8502.