Welcome to the fall issue of PA Health
Colorful leaves, crisp temperatures and the scents of autumn in Pennsylvania are welcome changes from the summer heat. I look forward to the changing of the seasons in our beautiful state.
If you can’t get outside to enjoy the fall weather, read our tips for bringing the outdoors inside. A few simple changes in your home can lift your spirits and provide a calming connection to nature all year around.
This edition of PA Health also highlights genetic testing and how the information is used to help you and your healthcare team find a treatment that’s right for you. Kathy Lahr’s story is a good example of how her DNA test results informed her decision to have surgery for breast and ovarian cancer.
With autumn comes a bountiful harvest of vegetables, including many varieties of squash. Explore the different types and how to prepare them for a healthy addition to any meal.
And now that kids are going back to school — and back to the field or gym — find out about common sports injuries and how to prevent them. You’ll also meet some Penn State athlete ambassadors partnering with Geisinger.
I hope you find this edition of PA Health enjoyable and pick up a few tips that make you and your family healthier and happier. I wish you all a wonderful fall season.
Jaewon Ryu, MD, JD
President and CEO