Removing Brain Tumors

A Monroeville man feared the worst when an MRI showed a grapefruit-sized tumor lodged against the front of his brain. But a new, minimally invasive surgical technique by UPMC Dr. Amin Kassam would quickly end the patient's fear. On Q host Michael Bartley reports.

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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


As people age, they must always be mindful of end of life decisions.  Not only about your will, but also what happens if you cannot make medical decisions on your own?  When are you eligible for hospice care? OnQ speaks with some local experts who advise on these decisions everyday, and follows up with a panel discussion on how to better plan your medical future.


They came from all over the Mid-Atlantic and Northeast regions to compete in a barista competition in Cranberry Township. Among the competitors: baristas from Tazza D'oro in Highland Park. OnQ followed them through the competition. See how they fared, and learn what it takes to make a good espresso!


Technology is making it possible for visually impaired people to read email, navigate city streets and compete for jobs once thought to be unattainable. OnQ introduces local people whose lives have been enriched by Access Technology.


Kyle Holbrook survived his youth in Pittsburgh gangs and is now showing today's generation a better way through art.


OnQ's Michael Bartley takes viewers for a sneak peek inside the massive $625 million complex in Lawrenceville, set to open in early May 2009.

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