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.
“You are what you eat”…or at least that’s what your grandmother used to tell you. Healthy nutrition choices are essential not only to normal growth and development, but also the prevention and treatment of a whole host of chronic diseases. What can YOU do to help your family choose wisely? Tune in today as we talk about Nutrition with our special guest, Lydia West.Read More
Today we’ll be talking about the importance of play not just for children but also adults. Free play, the kind that no one tells you how to do it and there are no set rules, do we need it? Is there value in play? Do you think recess in school is necessary? Do you as an adult ever just play?Read More
Obesity is one of the biggest health care issues facing Mississippians, and children are not immune to its effects. Obesity often starts in early childhood and impacts many chronic diseases later in life. Today we'll be talking about some ways YOU can tackle obesity in your families.Read More