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Dr. Joseph Maroon Comments on New Research on Stroke Risk

June 2023  Early this month, neurosurgeon and wellness expert, Dr. Joseph Maroon was asked to comment on recently published report on a possible stroke risk from elevated heart rate for those with severe carotid artery blockage. The research entitled, Effect of heart rate on the hemodynamics in healthy and stenosed carotid arteries, appeared in Physics […]

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Updates on Hyperbaric Oxygen Treatment for Brain Health by Dr. Joseph Maroon

June 2023 During the past month, neurosurgeon and concussion expert, Dr. Joseph Maroon was the keynote speaker for the 14th Annual Hyperbaric Oxygen Association and Functional Medicine Conference of the International Hyperbarics Association. Dr. Maroon’s presentation was “Hyperbaric Oxygen – A Renaissance? – Traumatic Brain Injury, Stroke, Aging and Cognition”. He also spoke on “Sports […]

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New Blood Test Can Detect Alzheimer’s Changes

June 12, 2023 — Per a News Release from the Department of Neurosurgical Surgery at the University of Pittsburgh,  Pitt researchers have identified a potential biomarker for early screening of Alzheimer’s disease (AD).  This blood test could possibly allow physicians to identify those at significant risk for the disease and potentially offering early therapeutic treatment […]

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Dr. Joseph Maroon Discusses Burnout and Stress During Interview with Apollo Neuroscience

The Apollo wearable device that fits on the wrist like a watch. It is a consumer wellness device intended to help manage stress, challenging life transitions, and to promote a healthy lifestyle. During the weekly Apollo blog post Dr. Maroon discussed the five stages of burnout and recognize and reverse the stress-burnout cycle.   The […]

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LIVING WELL – SHOW 8 – GUT HEALTH, IMMUNE FUNCTION, KETOGENICS – Air Date June 24, 2022 In this Living Well Radio Show from 2022 Dr. Joseph Maroon and Jeff Bost PAC discussed the benefits of Probiotics and other Gut related topics. Please listen to this rebroadcast from June 2022.  In addition, below is written […]

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University of Pittsburgh along with Dr. Joseph Maroon Announce National Sports Brain Bank

May 18 2023  The University of Pittsburgh announced the creation of the National Sports Brain Bank (NSBB) in order to study the neurological consequences associated with participating in an array of contact sports. UPMC Neurosurgeon, Dr. Joseph Maroon participated at the news conference that announce the establishment of the NSBB and discussed why it is […]

Dr. Joseph Maroon Lectures on 50 Years of Sports Medicine

May 8 2023 Recently Neurosurgeon and Sports Medicine expert, Dr. Joseph Maroon, was asked to speak to Och Spine neurosurgical staff and residents at Och Spine Center at New York-Presbyterian Columbia and Weill Cornell.  Dr. Maroon was invited to present on his “reflections on 50 years of caring for elite athletes”. It was an update […]

CBD for Pain

The use of Topical CBD in Former Athletes Shows Positive Pain Relief

April 2023  It has been over a decade since I first became interest in the pain and anxiety relief associated with using CBD capsules. I continue to recommend CBD, as both capsules and as a topical lotion for my patients, family and friends, and athletes for improving sleep quality, helping joint pain and a profound […]