Osteoarthritis is on Sept. 5 On Call

Osteoarthritis is on Sept. 5 On Call Osteoarthritis is the topic on the Sept. 5 edition of On Call.

"Osteoarthritis affects over 20 million Americans, so it's a very common problem," said On Call producer and host Lindsey Meyers. "We'll be answering patients' questions on anything from causes of arthritis to treatment options."

Meyers and On Call medical editor Dr. Rick Holm will examine the issue with guest Dr. James Eckhoff from the Sioux Valley Clinic.

On Call is a weekly program about medicine on South Dakota Public Television. The South Dakota Cooperative Extension Service produces the program.

On Call is the only medical program endorsed by the South Dakota State Medical Association and the South Dakota Department of Health. It is made

possible by major underwriter support from Sioux Valley Clinic and Avera Health.

Additional sponsors include the South Dakota Foundation for Medical Care, GlaxoSmithKline, Dakotacare, Brookings Hospital, Rapid City Regional Hospital, Swiftel Communications and Friends of SDPB.

The program is broadcast at 4:30 p.m. on South Dakota Public Television.

The Sept. 12 show will deal with women's health issues. Viewers can call 1-888-DrOnCall (1-888-376-6225) with questions for the program any time of day. Or submit questions through the On Call Web site, http://oncall.sdstate.org/.

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