Health Matters, Television for Life

Health Matters, Television for Life

Teresa Lukens, hostYour opportunity to talk directly with physicians, nurses and other regional experts about the health issues that are important to you. Teresa Lukens hosts this monthly conversation and viewers are encouraged to call, text or email their questions for the panel.

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Our Current Health Matters program:

(Season premiere)

Addiction – Thursday, Oct. 9

Addiction – Thursday, Oct. 9

A look at addiction from cannabis and alcohol to the abuse of prescription medications.


Kat Armstrong MEd, LMHC, CDP, MHP
Family Counselor

Shannon Panther Pharm.D
Clinical Assistant Professor
Washington State University

Carla Dvoracek MED, LMHC, LMSW, CDP
Faculty, Addiction Studies Program
Spokane Falls Community College

Neal Hayden BA, CDP, NCACI
Gateway Counseling


Helpful links:

Spokane Regional Health District Addiction and Treatment Information

Behavioral Health Substance Abuse Treatment Locator

Washington State Impaired Driving Laws

YFA Connections

Download a list of Spokane County Contracted Treatment Providers
(Adobe pdf)

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The Complete Health Matters, Television for Life Topic List:
(Titles A to Z)

Active at Any Age
Affordable Care Act
Alzheimer's: A Bridge to Hope
Alzheimer's (2012 edition)
Autism: Unraveling the Mystery
Baby and Me
Backs and Bones

The Battle Within: Autoimmune Diseases
Brain Injuries
Chronic Pain

Complementary Medicine
Dental Care
Depression: Matters of the Mind
Diabetes: Living Beyond the Limits
Early Childhood Development
Eating Well
Elder Care
Feeding Kids
Fit Kids!
Healing Healthcare: Prescriptions for Reform
Healthy Holidays with Chef LJ Klink (2013)
Healthy Holidays (2012)
Healthy Holidays (2011)
Hips, Knees, Backs & Bones
Just Sleep On It
Kick that Habit
Man and Machine
Men's Health
Mental Health
Mind-Body Connection
M.S. & Parkinson's
Nip and Tuck
Obamacare Basics
Parenting a Healthy Teen
Sex Ed
Suicide: From Pain to Prevention
Vision Quest
Women's Worries