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Muncie IM 2015

Dr. Joseph Maroon Takes Second Place and Qualifies for World Half Triathlon Championship

Press Release – July 11 2015, Ironman 70.3, Muncie Indiana  Dr. Joseph Maroon, clinical professor of neurosurgery at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center and Heindl Scholar in Neuroscience recently participated in the Ironman race in Muncie, Indiana.  This is a triathlon consisting of a 1.2 mile lake swim, a 56 mile bike and a […]

Maroon Navy Seals June 2015

Dr Joseph Maroon Lectures to Navy SEALS

June 4, 2015 – Joseph C. Maroon, MD., clinical professor of neurosurgery and Heindl Scholar in neuroscience recently was the guest of the Navy SEALs Special Warfare Command Resiliency Program.  Intensive training and discipline builds a breed of war fighters who pride themselves in physical, mental and emotional toughness that is critical to their missions.  […]

Natural Antiinflammatory

Dr Joseph Maroon Interviewed on Health Benefits of Turmeric

June 2, 2015 –  Dr Joseph Maroon was recently interviewed by reporter David Templeton of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette which appeared today in the article entitled, Research points to health benefits of turmeric. Dr Maroon has been an advocate of natural products for many years and has a particular interest in the health benefits of turmeric.  Turmeric […]


New Technology will Change Sideline Concussion Management

Recognizing the need for improved concussion prevention and management in youth sports several technology companies have developed new tools to help improve the safety of contact sports. These tools range from helmet sensors for measuring head impacts to sideline robots that are linked to physicians who can make critical concussion assessments at the moment of injury. […]

Dr Joseph Maroon Publishes Important Findings on Vitamin D and Professional Athletes

On April 30, 2015,  Dr Joseph Maroon, and his team of researchers from UPMC, published their results of a study on vitamin D levels in professional athletes.  The study investigated vitamin D levels in 80 professional football players and found only 25 (31%) had adequate vitamin D levels. In addition, they reported that of the African […]

Crucible Finish May 17 2015

Crucible Hike for Veterans Big Success!

May 17, 2015 Ohiopyle, PA  – The Crucible 70 mile hike on the Laurel Highlands Trail through Western PA was successfully completed by over 50 hikers this weekend.  Exceeding their goal of $60,000 Dr. Maroon, co-chairman, commented “this was a – win-win, for everyone involved.”   Not only did we bring awareness to veteran services and […]