Health Matters Podcast on Red River Radio Health Matters, produced locally by Red River Radio, airs Thursdays at 6 p.m. The producer is Ranae Moran. Hosts of Health Matters include Dr. Randall Brewer, Dr. Sanford Katz, Dr. Patrick Lavo and Red River Radio General Manager Kermit Poling. Health Matters features guest physicians and health care specialists joining our hosts to bring you up-to-date information on topics that affect your health. Listeners are provided the opportunity to call in with questions or comments during the show at 1-800-552-8502 or tweet a question via Twitter @rrrpublicradio.
Health Matters Podcast on Red River Radio

Health Matters Podcast on Red River Radio

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Health Matters, produced locally by Red River Radio, airs Thursdays at 6 p.m. The producer is Ranae Moran. Hosts of Health Matters include Dr. Randall Brewer, Dr. Sanford Katz, Dr. Patrick Lavo and Red River Radio General Manager Kermit Poling. Health Matters features guest physicians and health care specialists joining our hosts to bring you up-to-date information on topics that affect your health. Listeners are provided the opportunity to call in with questions or comments during the show at 1-800-552-8502 or tweet a question via Twitter @rrrpublicradio.

Most Recent Episodes

Health Matters: Mental Health Edition--How to Create and Maintain Healthy Relationships

Thursday at 6 p.m. Host Jenny Gregorio will be joined by Dr. Carla Marie Manly, clinical psychologist, podcaster, advocate and author of The Joy of Imperfect Love: The Art of Creating Healthy, Securely Attached Relationships. She'll share advice based on her expertise on how we can navigate life's messy relationships to build healthier, lasting attachments. Questions will be taken at 1-800-552-8502.

Health Matters: Mental Health Edition--How to Create and Maintain Healthy Relationships

Health Matters: Regenerative Medicine for Pain Management

Thu., May 9, 2024 at 6 p.m. On this episode of Health Matters, Dr. Randall Brewer talks about a newer field in healthcare, regenerative medicine, with Dr. Thomas Buchheit, Director of Regenerative Pain Therapies at Duke Health; and Dr. Shane Barton, Chair of Orthopaedic Surgery at LSU Health Shreveport. We learn about some of the latest treatments available for pain management utilizing stem cells and blood-based therapies such as platelet rich plasma and how these therapies can harness the body's natural ability to heal.

Health Matters: Colorectal Cancer Awareness and Screening

Thursday, March 21, 2024, at 6 p.m. March is Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month. Colorectal cancer is the second leading cause of cancer deaths in the U.S., but screening and early detection can save lives. On this episode of Health Matters, Dr. Randall Brewer will talk about colorectal cancer screening and prevention with Dr. Sudha Pandit, Assistant Professor Clinical of Internal Medicine, Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology; Dr. David Dies, gastroenterologist with GastroIntestinal Specialists; and Dr. David Okuampa, internal medicine resident with LSU Health Shreveport. Questions will be taken at 1-800-552-8502.

Health Matters: Insect Allergies--Allergist Finds Disparities in Care Leave Some At Risk

Thursday, Feb. 15, at 6 p.m. Dr. Anand Bhat, physician with Highland Clinic Allergy, Asthma & Clinical Immunology, joins Health Matters host Dr. Patrick Lavo for this conversation on insect allergies, treatments, and disparities in care. Questions will be taken during the show at 1-800-552-8502.

Health Matters: Insect Allergies--Allergist Finds Disparities in Care Leave Some At Risk

Health Matters: Mental Health Edition--Spiritual Bypass

Thursday, Feb. 29, 2024, at 6 p.m. On this episode of Health Matters; Mental Health Edition, host Jenny Gregorio will be joined by Dr. Peridot Gilbert-Reed, LPC-S, to talk about spiritual bypass, a term which you may not have heard before. What can happen when you use spirituality to evade your emotions or situation? Can you be on the receiving end of spiritual bypass? We will delve deeply into this topic with Dr. Gilbert-Reed, who recently finished her dissertation on the subject. Dr. Gilbert Reed is a Registered Play Therapist Supervisor (RPT-S), EMDR Provider, EMDR Specialist for Children and Adolescents, EMDR-Sandtray Specialist and a Religious and Spiritual Trauma/Abuse Specialist in Shreveport. Questions will be taken during the show at 1-800-552-8502.

Health Matters: The Latest in Prevention and Treatment of Heart Disease

Thursday, Feb. 22, at 6 p.m. Continuing our conversations on heart health during American Heart Month, on this episode of Health Matters, host Dr. Randall Brewer will be joined by Dr. Pavan Katikaneni, cardiologist with Advanced Cardiovascular Specialists; Dr. Ryan Master, cardiologist with Pierremont Cardiology; and Dr. Timothy Danish, cardiothoracic surgeon with CHRISTUS Health. Questions will be taken during the show at 1-800-552-8502.

Health Matters: Mental Health Edition--Evaluating Psychosis and Schizophrenia

Thursday, Jan 25, 2024, at 6 p.m. Psychosis can be a symptom of schizophrenia, depression or other disorders. On this episode of Health Matters: Mental Health Edition, host Jenny Gregorio will be joined by Dr. Pam McPherson, Vice-Chair Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Medicine at LSU Health Shreveport; Tina Hall, Director of EpiCenter, the FEP Clinic at Volunteers of America; and Sarah Morris, Ph.D., Chief of the Adult Psychopathology and Psychosocial Intervention Development Research Branch of the NIMH Division of Translational Research. Dr. Morris works with the AMP SCZ program. They will talk about psychosis, schizophrenia, the importance of evaluating first episodes of psychosis, how LSU Health is partnering with EpiCenter, and how AMP SCZ is working to better understand schizophrenia. Questions will be taken at 1-800-552-8502 during the show.

Health Matters: Mental Health Edition--Evaluating Psychosis and Schizophrenia

Health Matters: Mental Health Edition - Supporting People with Eating Disorders

Thursday, Nov. 29, 2023, at 6 p.m. Host Jenny Gregorio will be joined by Dr. Jennifer Seidenberg, pediatrician with LSU Health Shreveport, McCall Dempsey, with the National Alliance for Eating Disorders, and Crystal Fox, Registered Dietician with Healthy Nutrition Therapy. We will learn more about eating disorders and how to better support those with eating disorders, especially during the holiday season. Questions will be taken at 1-800-552-8502.

Health Matters: Mental Health Edition - Supporting People with Eating Disorders

Health Matters: Preventing and Treating Heat Related Illness and Other Sports Injuries

Sept. 7, 2023 at 6 p.m. This summer's extreme heat has sent some area young athletes to the hospital with heat related illness. On this episode of Health Matters, Dr. Randall Brewer talks about recognizing the signs of heat exhaustion caused by extreme temps or overexertion along with the prevention and treatment of some other common sports injuries. Guests include Dr. Shane Barton, Chairman of Orthopaedic Surgery at LSU Health Shreveport, Dr. Michael Nammour, Assistant Clinical Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery at LSU Health Shreveport, Dr. David Berken, Orthopedic Specialist with Highland Center for Orthopaedics and Sports Medicine, and Alan Edwards, Athletic Trainer with Christus Health System.

Health Matters: Preventing and Treating Heat Related Illness and Other Sports Injuries

Health Matters: The Infant and Maternal Mortality Crisis in Louisiana

Thursday, August 24, 2023. The U.S. ranks highest of any developed nation for infant mortality, and Louisiana's infant mortality rate is the second worst in the U.S., followed by Mississippi. Louisiana also has a high rate of maternal mortality. Andrea Gallo, reporter for The Advocate in Baton Rouge, recently took a deep dive into this issue.