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.
Have you heard the term children first? What does that actually mean? Do you think that we as a society really believe in that? Why should we? Are we investing in our children as we should? Today we’ll talk about our schools, our special services and the way we may be able to change the future of our state.Read More
Some of the hardest things for a parent is discerning what is normal for what is abnormal. Is this fever something I should worry about? When is a cough a symptom of something more serious? Why is my teen acting this way? Dr. Stewart takes all your calls and questions on this week’s Southern Remedy Kids & Teens.Read More
In honor of Valentines Day we'll be talking about relationships and how to keep them special. Are you a good friend or partner? What can you do to be more than a receiver in a relationship?Read More
We continue our American Heart Month Series with Eating for a Healthy Heart. Today's guest is Olivia McCay, registered dietitian at Wellness Systems.Read More