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.
Pittsburgh TV stations join forces to get the word out about "The Pittsburgh Promise" - an ambitious scholarship program that helps students in Pittsburgh Public Schools plan, prepare & pay for college. Join Michael Bartley, Tonia Caruso, Stacy Smith, Ken Rice, David Johnson, Darieth Chisolm, Wendy Bell and Andrew Stockey as they report on how The Pittsburgh Promise hopes to transform the future of our children, our city and our region.
Ballet and the Holocaust combine for this compelling production at the Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre. OnQ previews the ballet and introduces a Pittsburgh Holocaust survivor who helped prepare the dancers for this melding of art and history.
OnQ's Tonia Caruso takes a look at what homeowners can do to prevent mold from growing in their homes.
Everyone is talking about healthcare reform, including the panelists of OffQ! There is controversy surrounding the bill being passed into law and the gang discusses the drama that is unfolding.
Within a 10-mile radius of downtown Pittsburgh, there are 70,000 working people who do not have health insurance. Catholic Charities has opened a free health center - with most of the incoming patients needing dental care. OnQ contributor Mike Clark tours the facility and talks with a volunteer dentist and patients who have few other options.
The condition is debilitating, but Parkinson's patients in Western Pennsylvania have banded together to fight the illness and the despair that often accompanies it. OnQ contributor Dave Crawley visits a special retreat for Parkinson's patients and their families, and learns how they are determined to triumph over adversity.
Lots of fans were surprised last year when after 33-years on the job, Lanny Frattare announced he was retiring. The team later named Tim Neverett to take his place. So after a few months on the job and into the new season, what's it like in the Pirates broadcast booth now? OnQ's Tonia Caruso checks in on the Pirates team that's behind the mic.
He's a movie director who never runs out of "patients." That's because Ravi Godse is also a doctor at Shadyside Hospital. The native of India has produced three films in Pittsburgh. His most recent production, "If It Ain't Broke, Break It," opens March 26, 2010 at the Regent Square Theatre. OnQ contributor Dave Crawley has the story of the Remarkable Dr. Ravi.
Schenley High School's popular English teacher and director of school musicals died April 16, 2008. This OnQ feature was produced when Babusci retired after a meritous career, and is being repeated in memory of "Mr. B."