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PET Scan CTE

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 […]

Joseph Maroon MD Healthy AM

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 […]

Crucible Press Conference Rocky and Dr Maroon

Dr Joseph Maroon Co-Chair Of Veteran Fund Raiser

Co-Chairmans Dr Joseph Maroon and Steelers Legend Rocky Bleier are the spokesman for a for a 3-day, 70+ mile extreme hike, called the Crucible.  Traveling on the scenic Laurel Highlands Trail in May 2015 they plan to  raise funds and awareness for  Checkpoint, a new online service intended to help local veterans find important veteran-related resources in […]

Upcoming Appearances by Dr Joseph Maroon on Ebola, Women’s Health and Concussion in Youth Sports

Over the next three weeks Dr Joseph Maroon will be a very busy hosting a forum on the Ebola outbreak, lecturing at a Women’s Conference in Pittsburgh and debating on the topic of youth concussion in football.  Please take the time to read and forward this email to those who may be interested to learn […]