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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: 04/24/2014
Format: 04/24/2014


September 2011

Integrated medicine

Welcome to the September issue of Integrated Medicine eNews!


Welcome back!

It’s a busy time of year for us all – summer is winding down, days are getting shorter, kids are back to school and before we know it, our stress levels will be sky high!

The Integrated Medicine Program is here to help you manage your stress. Our services can help to address the root causes of your stress, recognize and manage the symptoms and find healthy ways to diminish its effects and recurrence. In fact, our featured service this month is Ayurveda – a 5,000-year-old practice of natural healing that is native to India – which can introduce new ways for you to identify and decrease your stress level through a variety of programs offered by Dr. Lina Thakar, an Ayurvedic physician. You can learn more about Ayurveda and its many health benefits in this month’s “Featured Service” article.

Of course, our program also offers acupuncture, relaxation therapy, yoga, massage therapy, nutritional counseling and other alternatives to decreasing stress and fulfilling your healthy potential.

On behalf of myself and the rest of the Integrated Medicine Program staff, we encourage you to learn about our programs and discuss with your doctors whether these treatments are right for you. We look forward to assisting you in creating a healthy and balanced lifestyle – one that allows you to reach your goals and enjoy life to the fullest.

Betsy O'neil-Blazek

Betsy Blazek-O’Neill, MD
Medical Director
Integrated Medicine Program at Allegheny General Hospital

If you’d like to learn more about how integrated medicine techniques can be used to supplement your medical care, or how our services can be used to maintain your good health, please call me at 412.359.8336.

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