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.
Studies report that at least one in five children in the United States suffer some degree of poor mental health. In Mississippi alone, up to 35,000 children have severe and persistent mental health needs. Fridays, September 25th – October 23 at 7:30 pm on MPB TV. All five episodes will be available on the PBS video app and on MPB's YouTube channel.Read More
Dr. Debbie Minor welcomes in Dr. Seth Jarrell from UMMC to focus on health care maintenance. The discussion is about what needs to be done to keep bodies healthy and fit.Read More
Karen Brown and Dr. Ali Brown (sitting in for Dr. Owens) host podiatrist Dr. Stefanie Thomas in-studio to talk about how your feet are feeling and how they can feel better!Read More
Sleep is often something we take for granted, but quality sleep is essential to everything from normal growth and development to school and sports performance. On today's show, Dr. Stewart talks about common sleep disorders and how they could be affecting your children.Read More