Arthritis on Jan. 15 On Call

Arthritis on Jan. 15 On Call
Coping with arthritis is the topic on the Jan. 15 edition of On Call.

"Arthritis is the leading cause of disability, and accounts for huge health care costs in the United States. We'll give tips for treating rheumatoid and osteoarthritis and answer viewer's questions," said On Call producer and host Lindsey Meyers.

Meyers and On Call medical editor Dr. Rick Holm explore the issues with guest Dr. James Eckhoff from the Sioux Valley Clinic.

"We'll talk to a patient with rheumatoid arthritis who experienced years of pain, and find out what she's done to ease her pain. We'll also find out if the weather really does affect arthritis in joints. And we'll talk to a physical therapist about movements that can relieve arthritis pain in hands."

On Call is a weekly program about health on South Dakota Public Television. The South Dakota Cooperative Extension Service produces the program. The show is broadcast Sundays at 12:30 p.m.

On Call is the only medical program endorsed by the South Dakota State Medical Association and the South Dakota Department of Health.

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