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Cures for a Crisis

Monday | December 3 at 7:30pm
CURES FOR A CRISIS
COVER STORY: The High Cost of Healthcare - OnQ begins a week of special programming on the rising costs of healthcare. In this report, Michael Bartley shows how the average small business in this region - and its employees - are affected. He also details state research showing Pennsylvania's health care system in "critical condition." Viewers will learn specific ways to curb health costs throughout the week. WATCH ONLINE!
RELATED LINK:
Be Well! Pittsburgh

ALSO FEATURED: Obesity & Health Care Costs - Obesity is one of the top public health concerns in the U.S. today. Prolonged obesity can lead to other illnesses or sometimes even death. It's also one of the reasons for rising health care costs. OnQ introduces you to a woman from Greensburg who became pro-active in her weight loss. Once a candidate for bariatric surgery, she lost more than 100-pounds after working with a nutrition counselor. WATCH ONLINE!

DISCUSSION: High Cost of Healthcare - Featured Guest:
Kim Bellard, Highmark's VP of eMarketing & Customer Relationship Management WATCH ONLINE!

Tuesday | December 4 at 7:30pm
CURES FOR A CRISIS
COVER STORY: Infection Prevention - Hospital acquired infections kill more than 100,000 patients every year, and cost our country's healthcare system billions of dollars. OnQ takes a look at how Allegheny General Hospital has practically eliminated hospital infections, and how its procedures are now being taught in hospitals throughout the United States.
WATCH ONLINE!

DISCUSSION: High Cost of Healthcare - Featured Guests:
Melony Sorbero, RAND Corporation Health Policy Researcher
Karen Wolk Feinstein, Pittsburgh Regional Health Initiative CEO
WATCH ONLINE!

Wednesday | December 5 at 7:30pm
CURES FOR A CRISIS
COVER STORY: Health and Employees - This OnQ report shows how one local company is improving the health of its employees - and its bottom line. WATCH ONLINE!
RELATED LINKS:
Kennametal, Inc.
Health Tools: Mayo Clinic
Obesity Rising

ALSO FEATURED: 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. WATCH ONLINE!
For More Information:
University of Pittsburgh Diabetes Institute
Physician referrals and information about UPMC diabetes services and programs.
1-800-533-UPMC. Choose option 1
Call hours: M-F 9:00am-5:00pm

DISCUSSION: High Cost of HealthCare - Featured Guests: Jessica Seabury, executive director of the Consumer Health Coalition, and Erin Guay from the Pennsylvania Health Law Project discuss health coverage for the uninsured and underinsured. WATCH ONLINE!
RELATED LINK:
Resources for the uninsured, underinsured in Allegheny County

Thursday | December 6 at 7:30pm
CURES FOR A CRISIS
COVER STORY: Governor Ed Rendell - We've talked about what consumers, providers and businesses can do to lower the cost of healthcare. Tonight, we look at the role of government. Pennsylvania Governor Ed Rendell sits down with Tonia Caruso to discuss his "Prescription for Pennsylvania." WATCH ONLINE!

DISCUSSION: High Cost of Healthcare - Featured Guest:
Dr. Carey Vinson, Highmark's VP of Quality & Medical Performance Management
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featured specials

  • Portraits for the Homefront: The Story of Elizabeth Black
    The poignant story unfolds as we explore Black’s lost art career, seek out elderly veterans who encountered Miss Black on the battlefield, and present to amazed and appreciative families portraits that never arrived.
  • Classical Crossroads
    Where classical music crosses paths with rock and roll, world music, folk music and jazz. Listen to interviews with people who make good music here.

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