IBS, Crohn’s disease, colitis topics of Oct. 24 On Call

IBS, Crohn's disease, colitis topics of Oct. 24 On Call Irritable bowel syndrome, Crohn's disease and colitis are topics Oct. 24 on On Call.

"Having a gastrointestinal disorder can not only be physically painful, it can also be emotionally draining. We'll give advice for treatment options, and answer patients' questions on this topic," said On Call producer and host Lindsey Meyers. "We will explore what difference diet can make with these conditions. We'll also explain the importance of a colonoscopy in diagnosis."

Meyers and On Call medical editor Dr. Rick Holm discuss the issues with Dr. John Barker with Avera Health Gastroenterology Clinic.

On Call is a weekly program about medicine on South Dakota Public Broadcasting � 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.

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

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/. The Oct. 31 show deals with sports medicine.

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