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Ovarian Cancer Education Series Talk Scheduled On Acupuncture And Integrative Medicine


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WHO:
Judith Balk, M.D., M.P.H., research assistant professor of obstetrics, gynecology and reproductive sciences, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine; Magee-Womens Hospital of the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center and the Pittsburgh Division of the National Ovarian Cancer Coalition

WHAT:
Ovarian Cancer Education Series: Acupuncture and Integrative Medicine

WHEN:
5:30 to 8 p.m., Monday, March 6

WHERE:
Conference rooms A and B, Zero Level, Magee-Womens Hospital, 300 Halket St., Oakland

WHY:
The National Ovarian Cancer Coalition developed this education series to give women who have been recently diagnosed with ovarian cancer, survivors and their families up-to-date information on the disease, what to expect and treatments. This information is designed to help women and their families make informed health care decisions pertaining to ovarian cancer. Dr. Balkís expertise focuses on alternative medicine treatments in womenís health. She is trained in acupuncture, mind-body medicine and yoga, and has conducted clinical trials using acupuncture and nutritional approaches to the treatment of a number of womenís disorders. She is beginning a study on acupuncture for cancer-related fatigue in breast cancer patients.

The series is free and open to the public, but registration is required because a light dinner will be served. To register, visit http://magee.upmc.com or call 412-641-4492.



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