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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 […]

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Minimally Invasive Surgical of Cervical Spine

Over the last decade there have been tremendous advances in neurosurgery and especially in spine surgery. One of the areas of improvement is how surgeons can now approach to the spine by using ever smaller incisions.  This advancement is called minimally-invasive spine surgery and can mean less tissue trauma. This approach can allow for a […]

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Concussion Awareness Dr Joseph Maroon Interviewed

Concussion Awareness Remains at All-Time High, UPMC’s Maroon Helped Develop ImPACT Test -This article by Dorsey Kindler appeared, September 28, 2014 in the The Intelligencer / Wheeling News-Register Online news website.  As an expert on concussion Dr Maroon is frequency asked about the current state of concussion management and what measures can be done to lessen their […]

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What Consumer Reports Says About Fish

I have written and lectured extensively on the benefits of omega-3 fish oil for human health.  Last month in Consumer Reports, an independent, member supported magazine that reviews consumer products, reported on the fish and its health benefits.  Specifically they noted a recent FDA report that encouraged pregnant women and children to eat more fish.  Per […]