Kidney health is topic on January 9 On Call

Kidney health is topic on January 9 On Call "We'll discuss causes of kidney failure and explore how diet impacts your kidneys," said On Call producer and host Lindsey Meyers. "We'll also give tips for preventing kidney diseases.

"Kidneys work as the filters or our body. That's why it's important to be aware of conditions such as high blood pressure and diabetes, because these diseases can affect the health of your kidneys," Meyers added.

Meyers and On Call medical editor Dr. Rick Holm will discuss the issues with Dr. Edward Zawada of the Avera Health North Central Kidney Institute."

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. 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 12:30 p.m. on South Dakota Public Television.

The Jan. 16 show deals with tobacco cessation. 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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