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You are NOT Taking Enough Omega-3

July 27, 2020.  After researching and writing two books on fish oil and recommending for it my patients for decades it still surprising to me why most physicians either don’t recommend it routinely or at a dose that actually may help. The fact is the omega-3 found in fish and fish oil supplements has tremendous […]

See Video Webinar of Dr Maroon Discussing Burnout and the Pandemic

July 11, 2020 –  Apollo Neuroscience co-founder Dr. Dave Rabin MD, PhD interviewed Dr Joseph Maroon, world-renowned neurosurgeon and author of Square One: A Simple Guide to a Balanced Life. They discuss burnout, chronic stress, resilience, and Dr Maroon’s  latest book. Dr. Maroon MD, FACS. is Clinical Professor and Vice Chairman of Neurological Surgery and Heindl […]

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Genes Increase Risk of Dementia, but Exercise can Still Help

July 8 2020  The US has and will continue for the next 30 years to have a significantly older population. Between 2020 and 2060, the number of older adults is projected to increase by 69 percent, from 56.0 million to 94.7 million. Although much smaller in total size, the number of people ages 85 and older is projected […]

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Dr Joseph Maroon Live Interview On Pandemic and Stress Management

Apollo Neuro Hosting Dr Joseph Maroon Join us on July 2nd alongside world-renowned neurosurgeon Dr. Joseph Maroon, MD, FACS Apollo co-founder Dr. Dave Rabin MD, PhD is bringing on a world-renowned expert in burnout to answer all the great questions we’ve been getting about chronic stress, how to combat it, resilience, and ways to avoid […]

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Overcoming the Loneliness of Self-isolation

June 25, 2020  By our very nature humans are programed to live in groups of other humans.  Whether you typically reside with a related or non-related family, a group of friends or a larger community, social interaction provides numerous physical and psychological benefits that most of us cannot tolerate being separated from. The pandemic and […]

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How to Improve Brain Health and Memory at any Age

By Joseph C. Maroon, MD, June 11, 2020   Alzheimer’s disease and age-related dementia are associated with progressive impairment of cognitive function frequently severe enough to interfere with an individual’s activities of daily living. With over 50 million Americans age 65 and greater these diseases are regarded as the most significant public health challenges. Presently approximately […]

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View Dr Joseph Maroon’s Lecture on Balance during a Pandemic

On May 22, 2020, Dr Joseph Maroon was the virtual guest of Dr Robert Friedlander, Chairman of the Dept of Neurosurgery at UPMC.  Dr Maroon is a neurosurgeon at UPMC who has also written, spoke and teaches on the topic of coping with stress and burnout.  His lecture is entitled, The Secret to Balance and Resilience in ANY Pandemic.   Here […]

COVID-19 and Changing Sleep Patterns

May 11, 2020  Obtaining a good night’s sleep is vital daily routine that many people just don’t do.  Whether it is due to work, child care, a noisy environment, or something else, unfortunately few Americans make sleep a priority. Additionally, even if people try to sleep more, according to a report from the CDC, about 30% of adults in America still […]