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Published in This Week on May 20, 2013

MPB’s Southern Remedy to focus on trauma

Southern Remedy LogoMississippi Public Broadcasting has announced that its Southern Remedy franchise will begin airing a monthly news-style television program. The series comes in addition to the weekly “Southern Remedy” radio call-in show and periodic television documentaries.
“We are looking forward to this new component of Southern Remedy,” said host Dr. Rick deShazo, the Billy S. Guyton Distinguished Professor of Medicine and Pediatrics at UMMC. “This monthly medium will give us an opportunity to cover more of the health news making headlines today.”
The first episode is set to air Thursday, May 23 at 8:30 p.m. and will focus on the high rate of trauma cases in our state. In 2010, there were over 25,000 reported cases of trauma in Mississippi.
“Trauma is the leading cause of death in Mississippi for people ages one to forty-four -- a pretty sobering statistic when you realize that most trauma is preventable,” said deShazo.
deShazo will explore why this high rate of trauma exists in Mississippi and learn how the problem can be mitigated. He will speak with members of the trauma team at UMMC including Chief of Trauma Dr. John Porter and Professor of Pathology Dr. Brad Brimhall.  deShazo will also hear from Michael Arinder with American Medical Response and from officials at the Mississippi Department of Health about the state-wide trauma system put in place to save lives in the quickest manner possible.
“Southern Remedy” coverage of trauma will be followed by episodes highlighting bodybuilding in Mississippi, airing June 27, and the West Nile Virus, airing July 25.

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