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Each year, the lives of thousands of people across the country are saved because someone made the choice to become an organ donor. In April, Allegheny Health Network is honored to celebrate National Donate Life Month and pay tribute to all of those who have bestowed the precious gift of life to another through organ donation. Visit AHNdonate.org to learn more and register to be an organ donor.



Format: 04/23/2014
Format: 04/23/2014


Pittsburgh Post-Gazette: FDA OKs Lap-Band surgery for less obese folks

Tuesday, February 22nd, 2011

The Food and Drug Administration has approved use of the "Lap-Band" type of weight loss surgery at lower minimum weight limits, making an estimated 26 million Americans newly eligible for the weight loss procedure. However, Dr. Daniel Gagne, director of bariatric surgery for the West Penn Allegheny Health System, says that insurance companies often still have the final determination in who can receive surgery.


 To read more, visit the Post-Gazette website.



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