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.

If you missed Wednesday's  premiere of the new season of Your Health Connection with Jaquitta Williams on WCLK, you can listen to it again, here, on demand.

JaQuitta Williams is your host and the topic is breast cancer in men.  You’ll hear the story of thirteen year breast cancer survivor Eric Dunlap.

We’ll also discuss current medical and clinical prospects with our guest expert, Oncologist Dr. Leslie Holmes.

We answered several call live on the show from women and men and provided some real-world answers to your questions.

Your Health Connection is a resource for you, designed to help you find good health outcomes.  The program is produced by WCLK and the Center for Cancer Research and Therapeutic Development at Clark Atlanta University.

This month, Your Health Connection takes a look at HIV-AIDS and the cancers often associated with the disease.  Our guests are Dr. Vincent Bond and Rodney Love.  The show airs tonight at 6pm in place of Tell Me More, and is available here for on demand listening.

WCLK and The Cancer Center at Clark Atlanta University present "Cancer Screening 101--Who Needs To Be Screened, When and How" on Your Health Connection on the air Wednesday evening May 15 at 6pm.

Your Health Connection Host Barbara Washington is joined by Dr. Shafiq Khan, Scientific Director of the Center for Cancer Research and Therapeutic Development at Clark Atlanta University.  Also in studio is Dr. Daniel Blumenthal, Professor and Chair of the Department of Community Health and Preventive Medicine and Associate Dean for Community Programs at the Morehouse School of Medicine.

Your Health Connection is joined by Oncologist Dr. Karen Godette and breast cancer survivor Chermaine Axam-Wilkins for a frank discussion about the myths and realities about breast cancer in 2013.  How much is genetic?  What are the treatement and cosmetic options?  Do you use a wig or fly your new post-cancer hairdo high and tight?  You'll hear real answers to real questions that will provide you with the common-sense understanding you may need.

WCLK is the Jazz AND public affairs of the city.  We have been since 1974.  Our current partnership with the Center for Cancer Research And Therapeutic Development at Clark Atlanta University is designed to increase awareness of prostate cancer, which kills a disproportionate number of African American men.

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