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Story ideas and photo opportunities for August

August is Breastfeeding Awareness Month

It’s complicated: It’s complicated: Breastfeeding is best—but it’s not always easy. Many mothers—first-timers and those on their second or third—struggle with complications when first trying to breastfeed. It happens at a time when hormones are plentiful and sleep is not, which could make the learning process even more difficult. During Breastfeeding Awareness Month in August, Geisinger specialists can discuss the most common breastfeeding problems new moms have and how to overcome them. 

Ace the first day: If you’re still recovering from your summer family vacation (or you have yet to take one), we’re sorry to break this news to you: The school year is right around the corner. We know—there’s so much prep involved in getting your little ones out of your hair and off to school. To make the return (or the start!) to school successful, Geisinger specialists can discuss how your kids can stay healthy this year—from getting shots before school starts, to getting on a healthy sleep schedule and taking care of any checkups

Man or machine?: If you’re faced with the prospect of getting a new knee or hip, you’ve probably heard about robotic surgery. It’s a minimally-invasive way to replace a joint that could result in smaller incisions and faster recovery. But is robotic always the way to go? Geisinger specialists can help answer that question by weighing the pros and cons of robotic surgery versus traditional surgery, and help you decide which option is best for you. 

More than skin deep: Managing psoriasis, a chronic skin condition that causes skin cells to build up on the surface, is a bit of a vicious cycle. The appearance of patchy skin can make people feel self-conscious, and the stress associated can actually increase the risk of flare-ups. That’s why it’s so important to treat both your skin and your self-esteem if you have psoriasis. During Psoriasis Awareness Month, Geisinger specialists can discuss strategies for managing this skin condition and outline ways to deal with the emotional effects, too. 

Bad fads: It’s impossible to scroll through social media or read the news without hearing wild success stories about the latest diet craze. These fad diets promise to help you lose weight—whether it’s by drinking special smoothies or completely cutting out a bunch of foods you normally enjoy. But most of these diets don’t last. So what does? Geisinger specialists can discuss how making small, permanent changes to your diet can help you lose weight and improve your health. 

Talk the talk: It’s important as ever to take your own health into your hands. It’s a way to ensure you understand your options and get the best care possible. That means being honest with your doctor, communicating clearly, asking the right questions—and even understanding how best to describe what’s bothering you, or where to go when you’re not feeling well. Geisinger specialists can discuss how you can best help them help you—for the benefit of everyone! 

For media inquires:

Marc Stempka
Marketing & Communications

570-214-3091
mstempka@geisinger.edu