Cures for a Crisis: 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.
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The Captain Thomas Espy Post was a meeting place for Civil War union soldiers that sat untouched for more than 50-years. This time capsule and American treasure tucked away on the top floor of the Carnegie Library and Music Hall in Carnegie, Pennsylvania has been painstakingly restored and now re-opened. OnQ's Tonia Caruso shows us the before and the after and learns about the historic significance of this amazing room.
Pittsburgh city residents have something to crow about. They are keeping chickens for eggs and meat, and urban trend that's sweeping the country.
Thousands of gallons of untreated sewage can end up in our rivers every time it rains. ALCOSAN is now under federal mandate to fix the problem, but how? OnQ's Tonia Caruso takes viewers inside the plant and shows why storm water run-off causes problems in the Pittsburgh region.
Many companies know the importance of healthy employees and have started weight loss programs. OnQ's Tonia Caruso shows how our own TV station's wellness committee is helping staff members lead healthier lives.Highmark wellness programs include: Eat Well For Life, Drop 10 in 10, Personal Nutrition Coaching. For information on these Highmark programs call 1-800-879-2217.