Women’s health on Sept. 12 On Call

Women's health on Sept. 12 On Call Women's health is the topic on the Sept. 12 edition of On Call.

"Women's health issues can range from heart disease to depression. We'll address many important topics, and give patients tips for improving their overall health," said On Call producer and host Lindsey Meyers.

Meyers and On Call guest host Dr. Debra Johnston will examine the issue with guest Dr. Beth Mikkelsen from the Yankton Medical Clinic.

The show will also have segments addressing the benefits and risks of hormone replacement therapy and advice for preventing osteoporosis.

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. 19 show will follow a "You Asked, We Answered" format. General questions are welcome. 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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