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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 […]

CTE

Concussion and Athletes: Understanding the Effects and Latest Interventions with Diet and Lifestyle

Introduction When an athlete, whether it is football, soccer, lacrosse or any sport, suffers a blow to head depending on the force, direction and condition of the athlete a concussion can occur. It can be painful for the athlete as well as frightening to a spectator to watch.  We instinctively know we must protect our […]

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Dr Joseph Maroon to Climb Mount Kilimanjaro to Support Disabled

UPMC Neurosurgeon and Triathlete Dr Joseph Maroon to Climb of Mount Kilimanjaro With Expedition of 10 Amputees Attempt First Ever Climb of Mount Kilimanjaro Dr Joseph Maroon, Clinical Professor of Neurosurgery at UPMC Presbyterian and Passavant Hospitals, will participate as medical adviser to first ever climb of Mount Kilimanjaro by 10 amputees starting February 20, 2014.  […]

Nutrition Expert

Slowing Cellular Aging – With Resveratrol

How To Slow Cellular Aging Resveratrol appears to be the strongest natural longevity gene-activating substance tested to date. Read Dr. Maroon’s article on longevity and resveratrol.  Much of this information can be found in his book The Longevity Factor. Read Article Here For the last six years, researchers worldwide have continued to advance studies on […]

Epigenetics

Understanding Human Longevity: Why Humans Will Continue to Live Longer

Human society has evolved at such a dramatic rate over the last 10,000 years that despite a similar facial appearance if we did somehow meet an early ancestor few would recognize any significant similarities. Early man was generally short, hungry, unkempt by today’s standards and most often didn’t live past the age of 30.  As […]

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 […]