Cures for a Crisis: Taking Charge of Your Health

OnQ's Tonia Caruso introduces a man who reversed his pre-diabetic condition. You'll find out how he did it and where there's help for you.

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One of the leading causes of weight gain is that hungry people prefer fast cooking and fast food. Now, slow cooking is a new buzz phrase when it comes to eating right. Registered dietitian Judy Dodd shows OnQ viewers how slow cooking Mediterranean style can be beneficial for people with all kinds of lifestyles.

Original airdate: Feb 11, 2010

Despite much wealth and success in our Appalachian northern region, widespread poverty still exists in rural Fayette and Greene counties. However, Michael Bartley shows how and why so many people are delivering life-saving services to our rural neighbors.

Original airdate: Apr 15, 2009

In this episode, OnQ provides an overview about our week of coverage on health disparities; takes you into a African dance class that helps the body and soul; and we talk with featured guest, Dr. Christopher Allen, president of Gateway Medical Society.

Original airdate: Feb 21, 2008

In this episode, OnQ will explore how health care providers are addressing issues of language barriers and disabilities. We will also preview the PBS documentary "Unnatural Causes" that explores America's racial and socioeconomic inequities in health. Our featured guest is Dr. Stephen Thomas, director of the Center for Minority Health.

Original airdate: Feb 21, 2008

On a trip to India, Pittsburgh artist Laurel Herman was thunderstruck by the plight of the country's 10 million homeless dogs. She returned to Pittsburgh with dramatic video, and the stories of amazing animal welfare advocates. This 2007 feature is from WQED's magazine program "OnQ" (2000-2010).

Original airdate: May 16, 2007

In 2006, OnQ profiled Pittsburgh's Ben Sota, founder of Zany Umbrella Circus, prior to his trip to teach at a circus school for children in Afghanistan. Sota is now back in the U.S., along with freelance photographer Renee Rosensteel, who documented the trip to a country devastated by war. OnQ has a follow-up report.