"We'll talk to a patient who had a stroke and find out what role exercise and reading had in his recovery," producer Lindsey Meyers said. "We'll also visit a rehab center to see how speech, occupational, and physical therapy help stroke patients get back to their normal routine. And we'll talk to a physician to get tips for preventing strokes."
Stroke is the third leading cause of death in the U.S. According to the American Stroke Association, it's the leading cause of serious, long-term disability.
"We'll explore what causes strokes, how they're treated, and how to prevent them," Meyers said.
Meyers and On Call Medical Editor Dr. Rick Holm will discuss the topic with Dr. William Rossing with Neurology Associates.
On Call is a weekly program about health on South Dakota Public Television. The show is broadcast Sundays at 12:30 p.m. 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 Avera Health.
Additional sponsors include The South Dakota Foundation for Medical Care, Dakotacare, Brookings Hospital, Rapid City Regional Hospital, Swiftel Communications and Friends of SDPB.