Obesity: A Growing Problem
Obesity won't go away without change. This OnQ report is the first in a special series on obesity, outlining the health risks and the scope of an issue that even has first lady Michelle Obama on a new mission. Tonia Caruso reports.
Obesity: A Growing Problem aired on Mar 03, 2010.
View more from WQED
OnQ reports on a former commercial building in Westmoreland County that has gone through complete "green rehabilitation." Named GreenForge, the building is used to demonstrate cutting edge conservation, alternative energy and green building features.
Original airdate: Apr 06, 2010
For years, it was a Pittsburgh community in steep decline but that's all starting to change. Great strides are now being made in Garfield and the Penn Avenue Corridor and OnQ's Tonia Caruso takes us to this neighborhood and community on a comeback.
Original airdate: Mar 31, 2010
After an explosive blew up in U.S. Marine and Iraq War Veteran Josh Maloney's hand, he went on living without a right hand. That was until a human donor offered a new hand and Pittsburgh doctors successfully transplanted it. OnQ's Michael Bartley talks with Maloney of Brentwood, Pennsylvania about the extraordinary transplant surgery and how it's brought normalcy to his life.
Original airdate: Mar 10, 2010
OnQ looks into a pioneering public policy called Pennsylvania's Fresh Food Financing Initiative which makes fresh food more accessible in underserved communities, where obesity is prevalent.
Original airdate: Mar 04, 2010
OnQ's Michael Bartley first introduced viewers to Matt Sartore of Bethel Park, Pennsylvania in 2004, when he was in 4th grade. Now a freshman in high school, Matt updates his ongoing weight battle and has an important message about the importance of talking openly about the stigma of obesity.
Original airdate: Mar 03, 2010
OnQ's guest is Dr. Madelyn Fernstrom, founder and director of the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center's Weight Management Center and associate director of the UPMC Center for Nutrition in Pittsburgh.
Original airdate: Mar 02, 2010