Obesity On Campus

Three out of every 10 college students are overweight or obese - and colleges are considering their options when it comes to addressing this growing health crisis. This OnQ report looks at local universities' unique efforts to battle an obesity problem far more serious than the fabled "freshman fifteen."


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Groundbreaking work continues at this University of Pittsburgh Cancer Institute facility. OnQ's Tonia Caruso reports on how researchers are learning more about the connections between the environment and cancer.


OnQ's Tonia Caruso introduces viewers to Hosea Holder, a Pittsburgh area swim coach whose strong philosophy of dedication, commitment and hard work has created successful competitive swimmers for more than forty years. You can reach Coach Holder by e-mail at ndownes123@earthlink.net or by phone at 412-521-4503.


There's an international appeal to re-enacting medieval times. The Society for Creative Anachronism has hundreds of thousands of members. OnQ visits the Pittsburgh chapter, which is one of the nation's most popular.


Through the Center for Minority Health, minister Rev. Vaughn teaches African dance classes for the CMH's Healthy Black Family Project at the Kingsley Center's newly-renovated exercise studios. Class participants talk with OnQ's Chris Moore about getting a handle on health, as well as spiritual issues.


OnQ takes you to meet Erin Gannon, a teacher's aide, Special Olympics athlete, and an inspiration to everyone she meets. Find out how she's helping other local young people to deal with their disabilities.


OnQ's Michael Bartley goes back to the river with University of Pittsburgh researcher Dr. Dan Volz to get the latest results of the so-called "Fish Study."


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