Our Passion, Your Health

Our Passion | Your Health features stories on the latest happenings at Penn State Health St. Joseph. Check out our blogs, recipes, patient stories, program highlights, and new services that represent our passion...your health.

New Way to Treat Liver Cancer / Get Your Legs Ready for Summer

April 2016

New Way to Treat Liver Cancer    

Thomas Souders of Fleetwood treasures every moment he gets with his beloved, 18-month-old granddaughter, Regan Lynn.

Without the team of health care providers at Penn State Health St. Joseph that has been treating him for cancer since 2013, Souders fears he would have never had the opportunity to know her

Thomas Sauders with his granddaughter, Regan Lynn.
In This Issue

Top-rated colorectal surgeons are here for you
Some of the top-ranked colorectal surgeons in the country are now practicing at Penn State St. Joseph, bringing their advanced expertise in diagnostics, drug therapies and the latest surgical treatment techniques to Reading.  Patients with colon cancer, Inflammatory Bowel Disease like Chrohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis that need surgery can now do so close to home.

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Getting To Know Our Services
The Vascular Institute

Passionate About Health
Does the Spring season’s warmer days have you itching to get outside?  Want a good reason to skip the gym?  How about…the Sun!  Not only does exercising outside give your body a needed boost of Vitamin D after the long winter, but you’ll boost your calorie burn and reach muscles you’re missing on the gym machines.  For beginners, start with a 30-minute walking around your neighborhood.  Map out a course with the most hills. For more seasoned athletes, head to the local park for 45-minute circuit training using steps for dips, push-ups, step-ups, and jump-ups.  Repeat!

Penn State Health St. Joseph working to advance the cause for breastfeeding

Breastfeeding is good for mothers and babies.
With that in mind, Penn State Health St. Joseph is participating in several initiatives to advance the cause for breastfeeding among patients and employees, with one woman leading the charge.