Pennsylvania Digs

OnQ contributor Mike Lee takes to the fields of Washington County, Pennsylvania, to hunt for arrow heads. He finds some - dating back to 3000 B.C.

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Despite much wealth and success in our Appalachian northern region, widespread poverty still exists in rural Fayette and Greene counties. However, Michael Bartley shows how and why so many people are delivering life-saving services to our rural neighbors.

Original airdate: Apr 15, 2009


OnQ begins a new series focusing on everyone's goal of living longer and living better. While seniors face the increased likelihood of illnesses such as hypertension and diabetes, the population of people 65 is expected to grown in numbers by the year 2020.  OnQ takes a look at this growing population and talked with a local geriatrician and an orthopaedic surgeon about what older people can do to stay physically fit as they age.


While there are support groups for the more than 5 million Americans diagnosed with Alzheimer's, only one nonprofit agency has the sole mission of funding research for a cure. OnQ's Michael Bartley reports on the Cure Alzheimer's Fund, co-founded by a Pittsburgh couple.


Who do you call when you want to play for the birds? Syrinx Ensemble of course! See what happens when this group plays at the National Aviary in Pittsburgh. Carol Lee Espy reports on this "eggcellent" concert.


Jim McDowell, of Johnstown, makes ugly face jugs. OnQ explores the history behind them.


Breastfeeding is a learned skill that used to be passed from one generation to another. But today with a decreasing number of women who breastfeed, it's a a skill that often has to be taught to new mothers. OnQ visits The Breastfeeding Center of Pittsburgh to find out how women from all over the tri-state area get help learning this natural -- and healthy -- activity.

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