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The Evolution of Life and Career

In the Summer 2014 CNS publication Congress Quarterly, Dr Joseph Maroon writes about how his diverse interests in epigenetics, nutrition, physical exercise, concussion and managing chronic stress has influenced both his career as a neurosurgeon and how he approaches life.  Read the entire article HERE starting on page 16. I also have reconfirmed that being […]

Good Food

Why we Can’t Stop Eating

One of the most profound scientific reports came out this month that sheds light on why food addiction is so hard to overcome and the serious consequences for our health as a society.  This article from JAMA, Increasing Adiposity Consequence or Cause of Overeating? by David Ludwig, PhD., discusses research on how fat cells, called adipocytes, are formed […]

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White House Conference on Concussion

Concussion is no longer considered a “ding” to the head.  With today’s concussion conference at the White House preventing, recognizing and treating concussion takes on more importance as a national public health issue. Concussion is defined as a complex pathophysiological process affecting the brain caused by traumatic biomechanical forces. Sport- and recreation-related concussions are conservatively […]

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Tell Your Doctor What Dietary Supplements You Are Taking

In a recently published article using survey data from the 2005-2008 National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (NHANES) researchers found that 1 in 3 Americans taking prescription drugs were also taking dietary supplements. This was certainly not an unexpected finding.   People with a medical condition often proactively work to improve their health and nutrition in […]

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Lower Your Blood Pressure Naturally

Thirty-one percent of Americans are hypertensive, 30% are prehypertensive, and approximately 20% are hypertensive yet unaware of their status according to a recent study published in the March 6, 2014  American Journal of Hypertension.  In addition the authors note that only 47% of those with hypertension are adequately controlled. The study they report on is a meta-analysis of […]

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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 […]

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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 […]