Southern Remedy is Mississippi Public Broadcasting’s flagship wellness program dedicated to keeping Mississippians healthy. It consists of a weekday call in radio show, hosted by physicians from the University of Mississippi Medical Center, and television news documentary programs and public affairs specials.
For more than 9 years, Southern Remedy ran as a weekly radio show with its host Rick deShazo, M.D. Now Dr. Rick is joined by four of his colleagues to deliver health information, opinions and medical advice five days a week from 11 a.m. to noon. Southern Remedy radio is where the doctors are always in.
Southern Remedy on MPB TV is a series that explores the social determinants of health as it relates to issues and topics that are important in having a healthly population. The series began in 2012 with Mississippi’s Big Problem and Premature Parenthood.
In 2014, Southern Remedy aired an hour-long special HIV in Mississippi. Mississippi ranks 7th in the nation for prevalence in HIV infection. And young African American men are the fastest growing group becoming infected, particularly in Jackson and the Mississippi Delta. Dr. deShazo explores the science behind the dramatic infection rates with medical experts and state public health officials, and co-host Melissa Faith Payne moderates a panel discussion of those living with HIV in Mississippi. The show features community groups and church leaders that are trying to tackle this problem, and people living with HIV.
Dr. Susan Buttross welcomes Dr. Dustin Sarver to discuss how media (cell phones, tablets, games, etc.) affects our families and relationships.Read More
Host Karen Brown, Dr. Michelle Owens and Dr. Ali Brown host Dr. Beauchamps. Content Warning: There are adult themes covered in this episode. Please consider this if children will be within listening range.Read More
Dr. Jimmy Stewart talks about how many gifts to get, family time in this "plugged-in" era, and the usual dangers that pose threats to your children during the holidays.Read More
Dr. Rick welcomes Dr. Barbara Craft and Dr. Shawn McKinney to address new information about breast cancer screening and testing, as well as answering questions about how to self-monitor and how to identify potential issues.Read More
Karen Brown, Dr. Michelle Owens and Dr. Ali Brown welcome Wendy Mahoney, Director of the Mississippi Coalition Against Domestic Violence into the studio to talk about the many different versions and phases of domestic violence, how to spot them, and how to help someone in need.Read More