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Maroon Fitness Center Dedicated At UPMC Presbyterian

January 7, 2019 The Maroon Fitness Center at the UPMC Department of Neurosurgery was dedicated on January 7 2019 at UPMC Presbyterian Hospital.  Located within the Department on the 4th floor adjacent  to the Resident offices, the gym is fully equipped with a heavy-duty treadmill, exercise bike, free weights and weight bench. The Maroon Fitness Center is named after […]

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Square One Book Signing by Dr Maroon at the Largest Meeting of A4M Healthcare Conference

With the release of his new revised book, Square One: A Simple Guide to a Balanced Life, Dr Joseph Maroon has been busy with media interviews and book signings.  This past week he was at the American Academy of Anti-Aging Medicine Annual Meeting in Las Vegas.  Along with being the Senior VP of the Academy Dr […]

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WPXI Interviews Dr Joseph Maroon on the Benefits of Virtual Reality with Seniors

December 6, 2018 Dr. Joseph Maroon, was interviewed by TV Channel 11’s Joe Arena on the use of virtual reality for certain patients at St Barnabas Health System. Per Dr Maroon: “If you look at an old picture of you in high school or your parents getting married or you smell a certain perfume or grass or […]

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Dr Maroon’s Release of Square One Book New Printing Now Official – See Media Coverage

December 5, 2018 Dr Joseph Maroon’s book, Square One: A Simple Guide to a Balanced Life, was officially released on December 5, 2018.  In the book, after becoming a world-class neurosurgeon, Dr. Joseph Maroon felt he’d achieved success. But at the age of forty-one, a rapid series of losses and setbacks led him into a […]

Dr Joseph Maroon Discusses the Power of Prayer with his Patients

November 16, 2018 – In the weekly blog post, Forward,  blogger Peggy Sarlin interviews neurosurgeon Dr Joseph Maroon on the stress and anxiety associated with patients undergoing surgery. Dr Maroon discusses his faith and the benefits he has found for the patient, their family and himself when prayer is offered prior to surgery. If a […]

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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 […]