Colds and flu on Dec. 19 On Call

Colds and flu on Dec. 19 On Call A national expert gives advice on dealing with colds and flu Dec. 19 on On Call.

"Dr. Julie Gerberding, director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, will share preventative measures that everyone can take during the flu season. And we'll tell viewers about the possible dangers of the overuse of antibiotics," said On Call producer and host Lindsey Meyers.

Meyers and On Call medical editor Dr. Rick Holm will visit with studio guests Dr. Lon Kightlinger, state epidemiologist for the South Dakota Department of Health, and Dr. Matthew Owens from the Redfield Clinic. The show also features Dr. Mitch Cohen, director of the Coordinating Center of Infectious Diseases, discussing who should be getting a flu shot.

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

The program is broadcast at 4:30 p.m. Central, 3:30 p.m. Mountain, on South Dakota Public Broadcasting � Television.

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