Diabetes: Epidemic Of Our Time

Diabetes is not only being called a modern-day epidemic, but the disease which could bankrupt our healthcare system. With the Pittsburgh medical community at the forefront of diabetes prevention and treatment, OnQ not only examines the problems associated with Type Two Diabetes in both adults and children, but also offers advice, solutions and prevention success stories.


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Chances are you've seen the TV commercials. A big change is coming in the way we watch television. OnQ's Tonia Caruso reports on the digital conversion and what it means if your television still relies on rabbit ears and rooftop antennas.

Original airdate: Mar 25, 2008


He was a ceramics craftsman, teacher and mentor. The late Frank Ross is remembered at the Manchester Craftsmen's Guild on Pittsburgh's North Side with a special exhibition that showcases the work of Ross, his students, colleagues and friends.

Original airdate: Mar 18, 2008


Bodies: The Exhibition, on display at the Carnegie Science Center, is startling, educational and controversial. In this special OnQ special edition, panelists and guests discuss sensitivity, ethics, religion, education and other issues involving the exhibit.

Original airdate: Feb 28, 2008


The Duquesne Light African-American Leadership Awards are granted to outstanding individuals or groups who promote and contribute to the advancement of African Americans, are dedicated to the betterment of the community as a whole, and who pursue excellence in their field.

Original airdate: Feb 25, 2008


In this episode, OnQ focuses on medical access. We will profile a free health center that Catholic Charities opened to offer medical coverage to people of all backgrounds; as well as, a program at WVU that trains dentists and places them in communities that need them. Our featured guest is, Dr. Andrea Fox, medical director at the Squirrel Hill Health Center.

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


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