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?
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.
Prostate cancer kills African American men at disproportionately higher rates than the rest of the male population. Host JaQuitta Williams was joined Wednesday September 17 and talked about it on Your Health Connection. Our guests included Robert Carey, a prostate cancer survivor and board member of the Georgia Prostate Cancer Coalition, and Dr. Cimona Hinton, Associate Professor, Department of Biological Sciences and CCRTD Clark Atlanta University. They took listener calls and discussed the latest advances in treatment and diagnosis of this disease.
Your Health Connection returns Wednesday, August 20 at 6pm for another season of interactive talk radio with a purpose. JaQuitta Williams is back as host, as we discuss what to do if you or a loved one gets diagnosed with cancer. Fighting cancer takes medicine, mind, body, and a good support network. JaQuitta's guests will include Psychiatric Oncologist Dr. Wendy Baer from the Winship Cancer Institute, and Medical Oncologist Dr. Laura Weakland with Georgia Cancer Specialists.
Join us Wed June 11 at 6pm for the June edition of Your Health Connection with JaQuitta Williams. This is a best of edition about coping with cancer featuring Tiffany Cochran Edwards, Ezell Blues, and Christal Jordan.
L-R Ezell Blues, Tiffany Cochran, JaQuitta Williams, 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.
Jaquitta Williams and her guests on the May edition of Your Health Connection Wednesday talked about the Center For Cancer Research and Therapeutic Development and what they've been working on this year and how it may someday soon affect the life of you or your loved ones.
Our guests this month included Clark Atlanta University President Dr. Carlton Brown, CCRTD Director Dr. Shafiq Khan, Clark Atlanta University Trustee Mrs. Juanita Baranco, CCRTD Scientists Dr. Joann Powell and Dr. Kimberly Davis, and CCRTD Doctoral student Clement Boston.
Your Health Connection on WCLK on Wednesday, April 16 featured a discussion about the unlikely but very real issue of cancer in young people. JaQuitta Williams hosted as we were joined by guests including Pediatric Oncologist Dr. John Bergsagel of Childrens Healthcare of Atlanta, 20-year-old leukemia survivor Daniel Blues, and Daniel's father Ezell Blues.