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Update from Mt. Kilimanjaro Day 4

Update from Mount Kilimanjaro. Dr. Joseph Maroon and Live-Free Freedom Tour of 10 amputees are making progress as they attempt to climb Mount Kilimanjaro the highest peak in Africa. The group is currently at 12,500 feet and the going has just got a little slower due to the altitude the increasing rocky terrain. Dr. Maroon […]

Good Food

Dr Joseph Maroon contributes to FOX News on Foods doctors won’t eat

Dr Joseph Maroon along with several other prominent experts in nutrition discuss common foods that should be avoided in an online FOX News report.  Click Here – to read the entire article written by Lauren Gordon, Published December 24, 2013 in The Daily Meal.  In addition the article has recommendations on good foods to eat for better […]

Football Brain

Dr Joseph Maroon to Lecture in NY on Concussion and Brain Function on March 21, 2014

On Monday March 21, 2014, Dr Joseph Maroon will lecture at the first annual  seminar presented by the PATH Foundation located in New York City that will focus on how the human brain functions to reward.  The seminar will feature a Nobel Prize winning neuroscientist, celebrity Suzanne Somers and the former Governor of New York […]

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Training to Conquer Mount Kilimanjaro

Two month ago Rajesh Durbal, the first triple amputee to complete the Hawaiian Ironman Triathlon asked me to be the “team doctor” for the first ever “Guts to Glory Expedition” to climb Mt. Kilimanjaro—the highest free standing mountain in the world.  Rajesh assembled 10 disabled amputee athletes to perform this first ever climb by such […]

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NASCAR Makes ImPACT Concussion Testing Mandatory

NASCAR to mandate baseline concussion testing in ’14 Jeff Gluck, USA TODAY Sports, Read Article Here NASCAR will mandate baseline concussion testing starting next season, the sanctioning body announced Thursday. The baseline test (ImPACT™)will be required prior to the start of the season in order to measure it against another result in case a driver is […]