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.

National Cancer Institute

Join Host Pattie Walden, Wednesday, May 17 at 6:00 p.m. as we talk about cancer treatment and the 'chemo brain' that can come when you or a loved one undergoes chemotherapy.   We’ll talk about it with with:  Dr. Tavari Brown, Cancer Wellness Program Manager for Piedmont Healthcare; Doris Jones, Clinical Coordinator for the Cancer Navigation Program at Dekalb Medical; and, Cancer Survivor Sandra Meldrum.  

Your Health Connection on Jazz 91.9 WCLK is Community Engagement from The Center For Cancer Research and Therapeutic Development at Clark Atlanta University (CCRTD).

Join Host Pattie Walden for Your Health Connection on 91.9 WCLK, Wednesday, March 15 at 6:00 PM.    The March 15 edition of Your Health Connection will focus on brain cancer.  Brain cancer is rare, but it is often fatal. Do wireless devices or lifestyle choices increase your chances of getting brain cancer? We’ll talk about it with guest experts: Dr. Soma Sengupta, MD, Ph.D and Dr. Erin Dunbar, MD; as well as brain cancer survivor, Beth Jordan. We’ll also take your questions, live at (404) 880 - 9255.

Your Health Connection on WCLK is Community Engagement from The Center For Cancer Research and Therapeutic Development at Clark Atlanta University.  Find out more about their good work by clicking here.

Join Host Pattie Walden for Your Health Connection on Jazz 91.9 WCLK, Wednesday, February 15 at 6:00 p.m. as we talk about cancer and families.  Family members can be your support system and your advocate, but families are never under more stress than when a loved one is fighting the disease. We’ll talk about it with Shavonn Richardson from Blue Flowers, Annie McRae, and Latoya Brown - three women who fight this battle each day. We’ll take your calls and questions live on the air at (404) 880 - 9255.

Join us Wednesday, January 18 at 6:00 p.m. for Your Health Connection on  Jazz 91.9 WCLK as we discuss issues surrounding pancreatic cancer.  Pattie Walden is your host, and we’ll talk about advances in treatment and offer you advice in the event you or a loved one is diagnosed with this disease. We’ll be joined by:  Dr. David A.

Join Host Pattie Walden for Your Health Connection Wednesday at 6pm on WCLK as she talks about how eating well and staying active can be the key to surviving cancer. Walden will be joined by Winship Cancer Institute Nurse Practitioner Joan Giblin and Cancer Survivor Anthony Joiner. They will take your questions live on the air. Your Health Connection is community engagement from CCRTD, the Center for Cancer Research and Therapeutic Development at Clark Atlanta University.

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