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PET Scan may Diagnosis CTE without Autopsy

April 6, 2015  Dr. Joseph Maroon was asked to comment on the latest study to investigate the use of PET scans to diagnosis neurodegenerative conditions like Alzheimer’s disease and Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy (CTE) prior to autopsy.  Click HERE to news article.  Click HERE to read scientific article Dr. Joseph Maroon of the University of Pittsburgh […]

War on Football Book

Author of War on Football Book Comments on CTE

Mach 21, 2015 – Daniel J. Flynn, the author of The War on Football: Saving America’s Game, edits Breitbart Sports that posted an article questioning the number of CTE cases reported by the NY Times. Times online archive shows 261 articles, including 21 published in 2015, under a search for “chronic traumatic encephalopathy.” That’s more than four articles […]

Maroon on NFL Total Access

Dr Joseph Maroon Responses to NFL Player Retirement

March 18, 2015 – Dr Joseph Maroon was asked by ESPN, NFL Channel and other media outlets to comment on San Francisco 49er’s linebacker Chris Borland’s intentions to retire due to his fear of brain injury from football.  Dr Maroon is a noted expert in concussion management and has worked with the Pittsburgh Steelers and […]

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Dr Maroon Featured in Article on Healthy Routines

January 3, 2015 – The TribLIVE website featured Dr Joseph Maroon and several others in the Pittsburgh area who revealed their healthy morning secrets in the article, Get up, get going: Morning routines keep highly effective people on track. The author Rachel Weaver notes, “Whether launching into work before the crack of dawn or cramming in […]

Youth Football

Dr Joseph Maroon Speaks out on Youth Football Risks

January 29 2015 – The Washington Times newspaper has just published neurosurgeons Dr Joseph Maroon and Dr. Julian Bailes op ed letter entitled – Weighing the childhood risks of contact sports -Staying on the sidelines carries far more health danger than getting into the game.  In this letter Drs. Maroon and Bailes discuss how a more balanced […]