Welcome to the spring issue of PA Health
Spring is here, bringing some much-needed warmth and sunshine. I hope you find plenty of time to enjoy it.
This edition of PA Health is dedicated to our youngest patients. Children aren’t just small adults — their bodies and brains are growing. As Zoë Myers’ story illustrates, childhood injuries that aren’t addressed properly can lead to problems later. Kudos to the team who got this young woman’s life back on track.
Max Murray, a self-described “angry kid,” had nightmares and sleep paralysis until his condition was finally treated. Max says he’s in the driver’s seat now thanks to a doctor who got his diagnosis right.
For those who don’t have kids but are thinking of starting a family, we asked a fertility specialist to explain treatments that can help make it possible — even if you’ve waited a little longer to start trying.
All this plus a fun kid-friendly recipe, tips on keeping kids calm when it’s time to see the doctor and a tribute to the donors who help make what we do at Geisinger possible. Patients of all ages benefit from their generosity, including the beautiful Miracle Kids for 2023.
Jaewon Ryu, MD, JD
President and CEO