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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 […]

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 […]

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Clinical Quality Program

As physicians on the frontlines of medicine we recognize quality of care is important  for both those who use healthcare and those that pay for it.  As such quality improvements are now standard practice for most medical practices across the country.  UPMC has a series of quality measures in place including surgical infection rates, length […]

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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 […]