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The Benefits of Omega-3’s for Stress and Aging

April 22, 2021  The science of epigenetics explains how our lifestyle and our environment can effect our health for better or for worse.  For example, scientists have studied populations that generally maintain a healthy weight and diet, exercise, have a less stressful lifestyle and avoid toxins (4 Pillars) can live significantly longer than than those […]

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How to Discuss Dementia with a Parent

In a Series of Radio shows, Dr. Joseph Maroon’s colleague and physician assistant Jeff Bost PAC, presented information on Alzheimer’s disease and dementia related topics.  In the series of radio shows are entitled, Healthy Living and Dementia Prevention. During this series Mr. Bost talks about the most common risk factors for dementia, what can be […]

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Recognizing Signs and Symptoms of Dementia

In a Series of Radio shows, Dr. Joseph Maroon’s colleague and physician assistant Jeff Bost PAC, presented information on Alzheimer’s disease and dementia related topics.  In the series of radio shows are entitled, Healthy Living and Dementia Prevention. During this series Mr. Bost talks about the most common risk factors for dementia, what can be […]

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Dr Joseph Maroon Podcast Interviews on Square One Book

March 29, 2021  Neurosurgeon and wellness expert, Dr Joseph Maroon has recently done several podcast interviews.  Hear his two most recent interviews. The first interviewed was on On Focus Today with Perry Atkinson.   Dr. Maroon discussed his new book, Square One: A Simple Guide to a Balanced Life, and his insights on burnout during pandemic […]

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Radio Show Interview with Dr Maroon on Gut-Brain Connection

March 23, 2021  Dr Joseph Maroon was recently interviewed by KDKA Radio Hosts Larry Richert and Kevin Battle on the importance of Gut health and its link to brain health and emotions.  The human gut or large intestines’ have billions of bacteria that aid humans in many ways.  These bacteria are called the microbiome and […]

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Dr Joseph Maroon Named Finalist by ACS as Outstanding Educator

March 2021  -The American College of Surgeon Academy of Master Surgeon Educators has named Dr Joseph Maroon and his lecture on Physician Burnout as one of the finalist for Encore Presentations from 2017 t0 2020. Encore Presentation series selection criteria are those physician educators  who are leaders committed to sharing educational content, fostering life-long learning, […]

The Importance of Gut Health

March 10 2021 – It is a surprise to many the role a gut healthy plays in our overall health. The gut microbiome or bacteria that reside in our intestinal track plays an important role in the development of chronic diseases ranging from metabolic disease to gastrointestinal disorders and colorectal cancer. Dietary patterns and environmental […]

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Targeted Use of Ketogenic Diet

February 25 2021  Healthy Choices Session 3 Ketogenic Diet In this session on Healthy Choices, Dr. Joseph Maroon discusses dietary energy sources from carbohydrates, proteins and fats. He then reviews the targeted uses of the ketogenic diet (KD) and how it can shift energy metabolism from using carbohydrates to healthy fats. He discusses the health […]

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Tull Family Foundation Funds UPMC Neurosurgery Imaging Center

February 17, 2021 In a joint announcement by UPMC Department of Neurosurgery and the Tull Family Foundation, a $1 million dollar donation was made to develop The Alba Tull Center for Neuro Imaging and Therapeutics.    The new Center is dedicated to using augmented realty (AR)  imaging technologies to develop  new approaches to brain and spine disorders. Also, […]