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Aired Thursday, July 23, at 6 p.m. This week on Health Matters, Dr. Randall Brewer hosted and his guests were Dr. Symeon Missios, Assistant Professor Department of Neurosurgery at LSU Health in Shreveport; radiation oncologist Dr. Ben Wilkinson with Willis-Knighton Cancer Center; and oncologist Dr. Chip McDonald , with Willis-Knighton Cancer Center. They discussed the latest information on tumors of the brain and spinal column. Your calls and questions were taken during the show at 1-800-552-8502. 

Airs Thursday, July 16, at 6 p.m. This week on Health Matters we repeat a program on Gastrointestinal Health. Dr. Randall Brewer hosted a discussion with Dr. James Hobley, gastroenterologist with GI Specialists in Shreveport, and Dr. Joann Warrick, colorectal surgeon with GI Specialists. No calls will be taken during this repeat broadcast.

Airs Thursday, July 2, at 6 p.m. Receiving a cancer diagnosis can be a frightening experience. Fortunately, great strides have been made in improving cancer treatments in recent years. Dr. Sanford Katz will host this edition of “Health Matters” on River Radio. Guests will be Dr. Anil Veluvolu, oncologist with Willis-Knighton Cancer Center, and Dr. Mary Lowery Norberg, molecular genetic specialist. We’ll talk about exciting recent advancements in cancer treatment and how genetic and molecular testing is helping doctors individualize care and improve outcomes. We will also be joined by a patient who will share her experience. Questions will be taken at 1-800-552-8502 or via Twitter @rrrpublicradio.

Aired Thursday, June 26, at 8 p.m. This week on Health Matters Dr. Mark Vigen, psychologist, hosted along with Shelley Visconte, licensed counselor and marriage and family therapist. The topic was raising happy and psychologically healthy children. Dr. Candi Hill and Ms. Laura Harris, Specialist in School Psychology, were guests and we answered your questions.


Airs Thursday, June 18, at 6 p.m. Dr. Randall Brewer will host this edition of Health Matters on Multiple Sclerosis (MS). Guests will include Dr. Alireza Minagar, Professor and Chairman, Department of Neurology, LSU Health; Dr. Meghan Harris, Neurologist with the Highland Clinic in Shreveport; and Dee Anne Phillips, a patient with MS who will relate her experience with the disease. Your calls will be taken during Health Matters at 800-552-8502