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Omega-3 Fish Oil Good for Joint and Heart Function

In 2005, Dr. Joseph Maroon and Jeff Bost PAC published the first article ever on the use of omega-3 fish oil for patients with non-surgical spine pain.  The article, published in Surgical Neurology, entitled,  ω-3 Fatty acids (fish oil) as an anti-inflammatory: an alternative to nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs for discogenic pain, discussed the results on a […]

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Dr Joseph Maroon Interviewed for Anti-Aging Strategies

September 2018.  Nationally circulated and web-based newsletter, Healthy Living, recently asked a number of experts in anti-aging to comment on their best tips for better aging.  Dr Maroon was quoted: A positive, grateful attitude — along with diet and exercise — permeates everything we do, reducing stress and contributing not only to longevity but also […]

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Virtual Reality Offers New Brain Health Benefits to Seniors

Friday September 28, 2018.   St Barnabas Health System has recently joined with the Houston company, MyndVR, to offer virtual reality (VR) as a new tool to help improve brain health in the senior population.  At the roll out last week, Dr Maroon, who is St Barnabas’s brain health consultant, engaged with media representatives to discuss VRs potential […]

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Dr Joseph Maroon and Pittsburgh Steeler Ryan Shazier Honored by Jerome Bettis Foundation

September 27, 2018.  During what was an emotion  filled evening, former Steelers Hall of Famer Jerome Bettis and his foundation, Caring for Kids, honored two of Pittsburgh greats for their accomplishments to the community. Dr Joseph Maroon was awarded the Humanitarian of the Year Award.  Pittsburgh Steeler, Ryan Shazier, was also honored with the Most Courageous […]

Dr Joseph Maroon lectures in China and Cleveland in Same Week

September 25, 2018.   Within seven days Dr. Maroon has lectured in both China and at Cleveland Clinic on very diverse topics.   On September 14 he lectured on stem cells and their applications for traumatic brain injury including the possiblity for concussion.  Seven days later on September 21 Dr. Maroon lectured at Cleveland Clinic […]

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Dr Joseph Maroon Joins CV Sciences Board of Directors

Dr. Joseph Maroon, neurosurgeon, sports medicine and healthy living expert has recently joined the board of directors of CV Sciences, Inc. CV Sciences, Inc., sells plant-based CBD products for mostly retail stores across the US.  Dr Maroon has written and lectured on the use of CBD from hemp for numerous conditions and is sought out […]

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Dr Maroon Named Humanitarian of the Year By Jerome Bettis Caring For Kids Foundation

On September 27, 2018, Dr Joseph Maroon will be awarded the Humanitarian of the Year Award by the Jerome Bettis Caring for Kids Foundation for his work to numerous charitable events in local Pittsburgh communities and organizations. This annual event will be hosted by former Steelers and Hall of Fame running back Jerome Bettis at Heinz Field.  […]

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Rewiring the Brain: Dr Joseph Maroon Explains Brain Benefits in Recent Article

Summer 2018 – Dr Joseph Maroon, as a neurosurgeon, sports and nutritional expert, has been asked countless times, “How can I keep my mind functioning”.  What most people mean by this is, how can they avoid brain deterioration with aging and avoid dreaded diseases like Alzheimer’s.  This is not an easy question to answer but […]

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Dr Joseph Maroon Keynote Speaker at 105th PA Neurosurgical Society Meeting

July 20, 2018 – The 105th Annual Pennsylvania Neurosurgery Society Meeting was held in Hershey, PA with Dr Joseph Maroon as their 2018 Keynote speaker. With over a 100 neurosurgeons gathered, Dr Maroon spoke to the crisis afflicting not only neurosurgery but all medical professionals – Burnout!  In his lecture Dr Maroon recounted his own story of burnout […]