Dr. Marcela Bohm-Velez
Dr. Marcela Bohm-Velez is a local radiologist who not only helps patients in Pittsburgh, but educates doctors and patients throughout South America. OnQ's Tonia Caruso reports on the doctor's life-saving work in countries where cancer detection and survival rates are low.
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Sometimes a pharmacy is just a pharmacy... but then maybe you haven't been to Adzema's! Since 1959, the best-kept secret in McCandless has been filling prescriptions and filling up hungry customers at their legendary lunch counter.
As a part of program series "Issues Pa", this episode investigates how biomedical research affects the cost of healthcare. OnQ's Michael Bartley contributes to the program with this feature on Pittsburgh Life Sciences Greenhouse.
OnQ visits the Carnegie Museum of Art which is showcasing the Christmas season with an elaborate Nativity tradition that originated in Naples, Italy. The Neopolitan Presepio is on display at the Carnegie Hall of Architecture through January 7, 2010. Also featured: Christmas trees, beautifully decorated each year by the dedicated volunteer Women's Committee.
In an effort to raise awareness of a progressive lung disease called pulmonary hypertension, Allegheny General Hospital cardiologist, Dr. Ray Benza and physician assistant, Jessica Lazar, set out to climb the tallest mountain in Africa. OnQ's Chris Moore has the story of them reaching the top of Mount Kilimanjaro.
The "playground bully" is no longer the biggest threat for would-be victims. The number of kids harrassing others via computer has risen dramatically. OnQ's Michael Bartley reports on the techniques of cyber-bullies, the impact on the victims, and the reaction from schools and lawmakers.
It's a major event designed to raise awareness about hunger and to raise money for The Greater Pittsburgh Community Food Bank and Just Harvest. OnQ shows how you can get an amazing piece of pottery while helping those in need.