The CheckUP With Dr. Courtney Shelton MD

Join Dr. Courtney M. Shelton, MD for The CheckUp on WCLK Saturday morning at 8:30am for an important discussion about women's health. Dr. Shelton is joined by Dr. John C. Lipton, MD, FSIR  with the Atlanta Fibroid Center. July is Fibroid Awareness Month. Fibroids are non-malignant tumors that exist within or on the uterus. Eighty percent of all women will develop fibroids by age fifty. That number balloons up to nearly 90 percent for African-American women, who are three times as likely to be negatively affected by them.

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Join Dr. Courtney Shelton for The CheckUp on WCLK Saturday morning at 8:30am for a common sense discussion about asthma and allergies with WellStar Pulmonologist Dr. Anuradha Thopu. What triggers asthma and allergies can be simple or complex, but you need to be prepared if you deal with these issues or have a loved one who does. Dr. Thopu talks about how allergy medications work, and how and why various triggers bring on an asthma attack and how medication and mindfulness can avoid one.

June is Men's Health Month. The CheckUp with Dr. Courtney Shelton, MD, welcomes Kevin Humphries, who is the Men's Health Coordinator for the Dekalb County Board of Health. Together they talk about how men can take control of their health and catch health issues before they become chronic or life-threatening. They touch on topics including prostate health, cardiovascular health, diet and nutrition, sexual health and mental health issues. Real men take control of their lives and their health so that they are there for their families through the years.

Join Dr. Courtney M. Shelton, MD, Saturday, May 19 at 8:30 AM for The CheckUp on Jazz 91.9 WCLK, as we bring you common sense health information to help you create happier, healthier lives for you and your family.  Dr. Shelton is joined by Dr. Karla Booker. They will discuss how women deal(or ignore) stress and are sometimes less likely to take care of themselves because they are often in the role of caregiver for others. The doctors will discuss facts you need to know about breast cancer, obesity, hypertension, heart disease, HPV, diabetes and mental illness, among other topics.

Listen to The CheckUp with Dr. Courtney Shelton, MD,  Saturday morning at 8:30.  Have you ever heard of bloodless medicine? Can you donate blood for yourself to have on hand when you need it? Dr. Shelton will talk about it with Brenda Depena Gray, RN,  Director of the Bloodless Medicine and Surgery Program at Wellstar Atlanta Medical Center.

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