Your Health Connection

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.

Atlanta Thyroid Cancer Support Group Forming

Jul 18, 2015

Judy O'Reilly is a thyroid cancer survivor that we featured on Your Health Connection earlier this year. Thyroid cancer is relatively uncommon, and most people don't understand how this small gland on your neck helps run your body. When it is attacked by cancer, the therapy and side effects can be daunting.

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?

JaQuitta Williams returns with the February edition of Your Health Connection on Wednesday, February 18 at 6pm for an hour of live, 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.

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.

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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.

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.

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