Your Health Connection

Join us  on third Wednesdays at 6pm for Your Health Connection on WCLK. 

The Center for Cancer Research and Therapeutic Development (CCRTD) at Clark Atlanta University in conjuntion with the National Institutes of Health and WCLK bring you this monthly program, which will also live on this webpage when not on the air.  Your Health Connection will bring medical professionals, experts, and community advocates together to inform viewers of the most recent and up to date preventative cancer health care issues facing your community.

The Center for Cancer Research and Therapeutic Development (CCRTD) at Clark Atlanta University is comprised of a team of research scientists and student research associates devoted to significantly increasing the body of knowledge for prostate cancer research, as this disease disproportionately impacts the African American population. The Center does this through research, advocacy, community education and outreach in the battle against prostate cancer.

Your Health Connection will address prostate cancer, and cancers of all types, as well as the building blocks of good health outcomes.  Your Health Connection is on the air each month on WCLK as an hour-long radio program.  It also lives here, where you can come to listen to past radio shows on demand, and catch up on the latest health news directly from CCRTD's researchers.

Your Health Connection is designed to be useful information and does not take the place of your relationship with a licensed medical professional.

Join us Wed August 19 at 6pm for a special 'best of' edition of Your Health Connection with JaQuitta Williams.  This program about coping with cancer features  Tiffany Cochran Edwards, Ezell Blues, and Christal Jordan.Tiffany Cochran was caregiver for her father Johnny Cochran through his battle with terminal brain cancer.  Ezell Blues is a nine year prostate cancer survivor who is also caring for a teenage son who has leukemia.  Publicist Christal Jordan is an ovarian cancer survivor.

Your Health Connection for July features a "best of" edition of the program as JaQuitta Williams returns with an hour of vital talk radio on the subject of financially coping with cancer.  Fighting cancer happens on many fronts, emotional, physical, and in a for-profit healthcare system, financial struggles as well. Hear this re-broadcast at 6pm Wed July 22.

Join Host JaQuitta Williams and Board Certified Dermatologist Dr. Sumaya Taliaferro Wednesday, June 17 at 6pm on 91.9 WCLK as Your Health Connection returns with a timely look at issues surrounding melanoma and skin cancer. It's summertime, and a sunburn this summer could yield bad health outcomes decades from now. Which skin cancers are minor and which can be fatal? What is the course of treatment and outcomes in 2015 for this pernicious form of cancer?

JaQuitta Williams returns Wednesday May 20 at 6pm with the May edition of Your Health Connection on WCLK. Our topic? The Center for Cancer Research and Therapeutic Development at Clark Atlanta University. Their researchers and professors are charged with solving the terrible scourge of prostate cancer, and also training the next generation of African American biologists.

Host and Cancer Survivor JaQuitta Williams returns with Your Health Connection for April with a discussion about testicular cancer. April is Testicular Cancer Month. This cancer is curable if diagnosed early. JaQuitta will be joined by Dr. Anthony Barnes, who treats this disease, and Dan Sims, who has survived testicular cancer. JaQuitta will talk with them, and take your calls live Wednesday evening at 6pm.

Your Health Connection is community engagement from WCLK and CCRTD, the Center for Cancer Research and Therapeutic Development at Clark Atlanta University.

Your Health Connection from the Center For Cancer Research and Therapeutic Development at Clark Atlanta University returns March 18 at 6pm on 91.9 WCLK with a hopeful and compelling live conversation about Colon Cancer. March is Colon Cancer Month. Colon cancer rates and deaths are higher in the African American community than in others.  Does this have to be?  A colonoscopy can save your life.  Do you know when and how often to have one?

Your Health Connection featuring JaQuitta Williams returned for January with an informative live, interactive program focusing on thyroid cancer. 

Thyroid cancer is the fastest increasing cancer in both men and women. It is the most common endocrine cancer. Thyroid cancer is a cancerous tumor or growth located within the thyroid gland.

Carmen Jones

The December edition of Your Health Connection featured a discussion of the media's role in health messaging.  Do the narratives and news cycles preferred by today's news media help or hinder getting the word out to everyone about health advances, preventive care, and common sense when it comes to staying healthy?

Host JaQuitta Williams was joined by News Anchor Fred Blankenship of Channel 2 Action News and Fox 5 Atlanta Senior Producer Kevyn Stewart for a lively discussion Wednesday, December 16.

The November 19 edition of Your Health Connection on WCLK featured Host(and Cancer Survivor) JaQuitta Williams discussing the issues involved with pregnancy and cancer. Her guest was 10 year cancer survivor and mom Perrie Adams, who endured a pregnancy with twins at the same time she went through chemotherapy and breast cancer treatment. Your Health Connection is made possible by the Center for Cancer Research and Therapeutic Development at Clark Atlanta University.

Here are relevant links to articles on the topic suggested by CCRTD's Dr. Kimberly Davis:

Your Health Connection for October features Breast Cancer Awareness Month, surviving the diagnosis and treatment.  Host JaQuitta Williams, a survivor herself, is joined by fellow survivor Ebony Steele and Dr. Jackie Walters.  They will take your calls live about getting beyond the pink ribbons and cliches and getting on with the choices and issues involved when you live with breast cancer yourself or have a loved one who lives with it.  Your Health Connection airs Wednesday, October 15 at 6pm exclusively on WCLK.

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