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.
This week Dr. Rick deShazo welcomes urogynecologist, Dr. Paul Moore, from UMMC. Many topics are discussed including incontinence, libido and more.Read More
Anxiety, we all have it at one time or another, some is ok and normal but when does it become destructive? Is continual worry or anxiety affecting your sleep, job performance or relationships? Today we’ll talk about how you can tell if you or someone you love is experiencing destructive anxiety or toxic stress and what you can do about it.Read More
Dr. Josie Bidwell hosts Dr. Thomas Payne from the ACT Center for at UMMC. Today’s show is about tobacco use. How and why you should stop using tobacco is discussed, ranging from topics like cigarettes and smokeless tobacco to vaping and e-cigarettes.Read More