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PA Health Magazine-Summer 2022

Getting young athletes back in the game.

Serious injuries didn’t stop Amelia Benjamin or Ty Felmslee.

Your Guide to Health & Well-Being

Welcome to the online summer 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.

Bariatric surgery patients Elizabeth Royer (second from left) and Bradley Hare (far right) join surgeon Anthony Petrick, MD, and RailRiders mascot Champ at a celebration of the bariatric surgery program’s 20th anniversary. Photo by Kirsten Peters.

Big weight loss? Big health wins.

Geisinger’s bariatric program takes a team approach to weight loss, leading to life-changing success stories.

A man is seated on a couch and holds his knee.

Tired of knee pain?

Not ready for surgery? Let’s explore nonsurgical options for treating knee pain — some only available at Geisinger.

Kenneth Tomczyk, DO at the New York City Marathon.

Born to run

A Geisinger doctor says just about anyone can finish a marathon. How he crossed the finish line — as a novice runner with bad knees. 

Peanut butter cereal bars are a delicious source of protein.

Protein does a body good.

Find out how to give it a boost with a tasty snack bar recipe.

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