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COVID-19 Special Issue
PA Health Magazine-Spring 2020

After her diagnosis, Hunter Jones gave herself time to cry. But not for long.

Hunter Jones faced down two types of cancer — brain and colon — while just a teenager. Her secrets to beating the disease and living cancer free now?
Support from friends, family and her Geisinger care team — all backed up with her strong fighting spirit.

Your Guide to Health & Well-Being

Welcome to the online edition of PA Health magazine, where you’ll find all the great content from our print edition.

Like remarkable stories about our neighbors’ triumphs over health challenges. And ways to make the most of our region’s natural areas and recreation spots. Plus, delicious, healthy recipes.

You’ll also find bonus content, like more tasty treats to make, inspiring videos about local people who are thriving after facing health issues — and quick links to in-depth information about the conditions they’ve overcome. Because when we share resources, we make good health more accessible for everyone.

Mom, Jackie and baby Forest at Scranton's new Childbirth Center

She had a birth plan.
He had other ideas.

What’s it like to deliver with a midwife? Ask Jackie Compton. Her son Forest was the 50th baby born at Geisinger’s new Childbirth Center in Scranton. His birth story didn’t go exactly as planned, but as you’ll see, it has a very happy ending.

Eva McLaughlin, cancer survivor

Nothing to fear. A colonoscopy saved my life.

Talking about colon cancer isn’t easy. But Eva McLaughlin, who successfully battled the disease, isn’t shy about sharing the news that colonoscopies save lives. Now cancer free, she’s a vocal advocate for cancer screenings and symptom awareness.

Gardening has so many health benefits

Get planting and grow your own medicine.

Springtime in PA means it’s time to start planting your garden! Gardening has so many health benefits. Whether you’re a first-time gardener or have always had a green thumb, here are some nutritious vegetables and herbs to grow this year.

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