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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 […]

CTE

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 […]

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Dr Joseph Maroon to Climb Mount Kilimanjaro to Support Disabled

UPMC Neurosurgeon and Triathlete Dr Joseph Maroon to Climb of Mount Kilimanjaro With Expedition of 10 Amputees Attempt First Ever Climb of Mount Kilimanjaro Dr Joseph Maroon, Clinical Professor of Neurosurgery at UPMC Presbyterian and Passavant Hospitals, will participate as medical adviser to first ever climb of Mount Kilimanjaro by 10 amputees starting February 20, 2014.  […]

Nutrition Expert

Slowing Cellular Aging – With Resveratrol

How To Slow Cellular Aging Resveratrol appears to be the strongest natural longevity gene-activating substance tested to date. Read Dr. Maroon’s article on longevity and resveratrol.  Much of this information can be found in his book The Longevity Factor. Read Article Here For the last six years, researchers worldwide have continued to advance studies on […]

Epigenetics

Understanding Human Longevity: Why Humans Will Continue to Live Longer

Human society has evolved at such a dramatic rate over the last 10,000 years that despite a similar facial appearance if we did somehow meet an early ancestor few would recognize any significant similarities. Early man was generally short, hungry, unkempt by today’s standards and most often didn’t live past the age of 30.  As […]