Your Health Connection

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.

Carmen Jones

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.

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.

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.

Your Health Connection Addresses Colon Cancer

Mar 7, 2014

Your Health Connection with JaQuitta Williams on Wednesday, March 12 featured a compelling discussion about colon cancer.

March is Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month.  Our conversation featured your calls.  Our guests included Dan Weeks, a colon cancer survivor, as well as Dr. Mamoud Barrie of Atlanta Gastroenterology Associates.

Your Health Connection On Coping With Cancer

Feb 19, 2014

JaQuitta Williams was joined last night on Your Health Connection by Tiffany Cochran, Ezell Blues, and Christal Jordan for a roundtable discussion of how to cope with cancer from the perspective of a survivor and a caregiver.

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.

Wednesday night at 6pm Jamal skates an hour early and the Cancer Center at Clark Atlanta University presents Your Health Connection, a live talk show about facing up to cancer. 

This month our topic is "coping with cancer" and JaQuitta is joined by guests including Tiffany Cochran, who cared for her father Johnny Cochran through terminal cancer, and Christal Jordan, an ovarian cancer survivor. 

JaQuitta Williams discussed diet and cancer during our monthly look at cancer-related health issues on Your Health Connection.  Our informative guest was Registered Dietician Marisa Moore.

Does what you eat make it more likely you will get cancer?  Can you choose to eat in ways that minimize certain cancers?  What about diet when you are a cancer survivor?  We'll take your calls and tweets live as we talk about an issue that is relevant to everyone who eats.

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