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Airs Thursday, June 22, 2017, 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. Repeat Broadcast - No calls will be taken.

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Airs Thursday, June 8, 2017, at 6 p.m. (Repeat Broadcast - No Calls Taken)Tune in for Health Matters: Mental Health Edition this Thursday evening at 6 p.m. Neurosurgeon Dr. Anil Nanda, with University Neurosurgery, and Debbie Hayes, Alzheimer’s Association North Louisiana Associate Director will join psychologists Dr. Mark Vigen and Shelley Visconte to discuss Alzheimer’s. Questions will be taken at 1-800-552-8502. 

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Airs Thursday, June 1, 2017, at 6 p.m. Tune in for Health Matters this Thursday when Dr. Sandford Katz hosts a discussion on Senior Health. Guests will be Dr. Robert Savory with Family Medicine and Geriatric Center, part of Willis-Knighton Health Systems; Tamara Crane, Director of Bossier Council on Aging; and Holly Sanders, Senior Wellness Coordinator at The Oaks of Louisiana. Questions will be taken during the show at 1-800-552-8502.

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Airs Thursday, May 25, 2017, at 6 p.m. Music enriches our lives. It can calm us, inspire us, and even affect brain development. On the this Mental Health Edition of Health Matters, host Dr. Mark Vigen, psychologist, and special cohost Dr. Todd Lobrano, psychologist, will discuss music and how it can enhance our lives and development. Guests will be Dr. Anil Nanda, Neurosurgeon and Professor and Chairman of the Department of Neurosurgery at University Neurosurgery–LSU Health, and Krista Fanning, music teacher at Caddo Middle Magnet and Grammy Foundation Music Educator award finalist. Questions will be taken during the show at 1-800-552-8502 or via Twitter @rrrpublicradio.

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Airs Thursday, May 11, 2017, at 6 p.m. Tune in for Health Matters, Thursday at 6 p.m. Our host Dr. Sanford Katz will be joined by WK Eye Institute Ophthalmologist Dr. Christopher Shelby along with Dr Arthur Kavanaugh, retina specialist with the Department of Ophthalmology at LSU Health, to talk about eye health. (Repeat Broadcast - No Calls Tonight)

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