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WVIA News Director Julie Sidoni serves as moderator of the 34th season of WVIA’s award-winning medical information series, Call the Doctor.

Call the Doctor addresses the critical health and wellness needs of northeastern and central Pennsylvania, supplying viewers with direct contact, during the broadcasts and after, with available local resources and experts that can help those in need who are going through difficult and sometimes isolating health journeys.

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The Many Forms of Arthritis

Wednesday May 25th at 7pm on WVIA TV

Millions of people deal with the pain, stiffness and fatigue of arthritis. The term arthritis is used to refer to a disorder that affects our joints or the place where two bones meet. It's a common ailment, sometimes mild, sometimes severe, and it doesn't just strike the elderly population.

Upcoming Episodes

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Wednesday, June 1st

Wednesday, June 8th

Sleep Disorders
Wednesday, June 15th

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Julie Sidoni

Juile Sidoni currently serves as WVIA's News Director. Julie began her award-winning journalism career in public radio, at the NPR affiliate WDUQ-FM in Pittsburgh. She also spent time learning the business as a producer at WTAE-TV in Pittsburgh before graduating from Duquesne University, and soon landed her first on-air television reporting job at WJAC-TV in Johnstown, Pennsylvania. A year and a half later, she was hired as a reporter for WNEP-TV in Scranton/Wilkes-Barre and spent nearly 20 years there as an anchor/reporter.

Aside from her work in the news business, Julie is also a writer and has been awarded a Master of Fine Arts in Creative Writing from Wilkes University. She is also an adjunct professor in the School of Communications at Wilkes University, teaching undergraduate public speaking.

The St. Marys, PA native now calls Kingston home. She lives there with her husband, Attorney Jeffrey Yelen, and her two sons, Charlie and Jack.