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.
Today Dr. Rick takes your calls in a general call-in setting. Dr. Rick starts the show with an advisory on being careful when dealing with standing post-flood water in developed areas, and the dangers involved. Later he takes calls on plenty of topics from lipids, to hand irritation and much more.Read More
Whether married or divorced, co-parenting can be difficult. Throw in different parenting styles and it becomes even more challenging.Read More
This week Lydia West and Anna Blair Brown join Dr. Minor to talk about food waste. Forty percent of the food in the United States, today, goes unused! Today’s program explores some of the issues related to food waste, and examines some great tips to avoid it, including many great tips from callers!Read More
On today’s program acupuncturist Jerusha Stephens returns to talk about the benefits of acupuncture and also the intrigue surrounding “cupping” that has been seen in the Olympics and used by gold-medal-winning American swimmer Michael Phelps.Read More