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Advances in Brain Stimulation for Movement Disorders

Neurosurgery tends to be the most advanced field when advancing the use of new technology to help patients.  The latest advances in movement disorders like Parkinson’s disease are revolutionizing the way medicine is improving the quality of life for hundreds of thousands of people who would otherwise be placed in nursing homes. The latest technology […]

Brain Tumor

Using Diet to Help Treat Cancer

Cancer is the second leading cause of death in the United States.  Research investigating lifestyle and diet choices have confirmed that regular exercise,  reduced exposures to environmental toxins/pollutants, saturated dietary fats and stress  can promote health and prevent cancer. But what about using a specialized diet to actually treat cancer?  Recently scientists have discovered that […]

Maroon Vitamin

Benefits of a Multivitamin

Get The Nutritional Insurance You Need Well Bella Magazine Article By Dr Maroon, Friday, May 31, 2013 If you occasionally veer into the fast lane, a high-quality multivitamin can help round out a less-than-perfect diet. Regardless of your best intentions, there are going to be occasional dietary slipups. Working on deadline, and the office is […]

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Learn More About the Benefits of Fish Oil

Omega-3 Fish Oil Shortly after I published my book Fish Oil: The Natural Anti-Inflammatory and began speaking on omega-3 fish oil and its many health benefits, I found that consumers and practitioners that read the book had additional questions that were either not completely addressed or not covered in the book. Additionally, many of the questions about […]

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Power of Polyphenols

Phenomenal Polyphenols By Joseph Maroon, MD for Well Bella Magazine, Tuesday, October 1, 2013 These antioxidant compounds are a proven powerhouse of anti-aging benefits. Learn why supplements—especially resveratrol and green tea—should be included in your diet. Only 300 years ago did we learn that fruits and vegetables are not only good food sources that satisfy […]

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What are the Benefits of Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery?

Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery is conducted through a small incision, usually with the aid of microscopes or other endoscopic visualization, such as small devices or cameras designed for viewing internal portions of the body. Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery is intended to treat disorders of spinal discs with minimal muscle related injury and to allow rapid recovery, while […]

Natural Antiinflammatory

Think Twice Before Taking a Non-Steroidal Pain Medication

The use of both over-the-counter and prescription nonsteroidal medications is frequently recommended in a typical neurosurgical practice for joint pain. But with persistent long-term use there can be significant safety concerns.  Non-steroidal anti-inflammatory medications or  NSAIDs work to reduce inflammation through a complex metabolic pathway that typically leads to reduction in pain.  NSAIDs are approved medications […]

2013 Ironman Finisher

Dr. Joseph Maroon’s GNC Ironman Press Release Oct 4, 2013

October 4, 2013 at 11:36 am  PITTSBURGH, Oct. 3, 2013 (Read Here) Demonstrating What It Means to ‘Live Well,’ Dr. Joseph C. Maroon Enters His 5th Ironman World Championship in Kona Hawaii “Dr. Maroon, who is Chairman of the GNC Medical Advisory Board, knows a lot about what training, physical conditioning and proper nutrition can achieve. […]

Iliac Crest

Why I Don’t Use Hip Bone for Spine Fusion

Why we don’t use hip (iliac crest) bone  for fusing the cervical spine A persons hip bone or  iliac crest bone is still commonly used by some surgeons as graft bone to be placed in the disc space following anterior cervical discectomy and fusion (ACDF) surgery.  The use of this bone graft as a spacer […]