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Cleveland Article Dr Joseph Maroon Discusses Concussion

Cleveland.com reporter Stephanie Kuzydym recently interviewed Dr Maroon along with 13 leaders in the field of concussion that appeared her July 16, 2014 article entitled, Concussion game changers: 14 people from Cleveland to Pittsburgh who have advanced football-related brain issues. Read entire article HERE. “I told him the concussion guidelines say (Brister) needed to stay out a […]

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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 […]

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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 […]


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 […]