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.
In the land of plenty, food deserts exists. In Mississippi, access to high-quality foods is a challenge for most of its citizens. This presents health challenges. Southern Remedy looks at Mississippi's food deserts and how the lack of food access is being addressed.Read More
Don't miss this award winning episode of Southern Remedy, Friday at 7:30pm on MPB TV.Read More
Today we’ll be talking about ways that you can improve your mental health. Do you believe that some foods and aromas can improve your mood? Do you think that pets can make you happier? What about the sun or gardening? Can getting outside or working in the garden really make a difference in your mood?Read More
Today we are re-naming the show, “Southern Remedy for Moms.” With Mother’s Day this Sunday we want to honor our Mothers on-the-air today. We invite you to share stories, the heartwarming, the funny, the sad, the mad … Tell us about your Mom and why she deserves a shout-out on today’s show. We’ll also take your questions on women’s health.Read More