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Latest Studies Show Spine Pain Treatments Must Change

Two important studies were published in February that have provide further evidence that many common treatments for spine-related pain are ineffective.  This comes as no surprise since back pain remains the most common reason people seek out medical care besides the common cold. The first study, from Australia, investigated all the world’s scientific articles for […]

Square One Press Release Feb 13 2017

Square One Book Press Release February 13, 2017

Press Release February 13, 2017 The official release date is here!  Dr Joseph Maroon’s book, Square One: A Simple Guide to a Balanced Life, has been released for world wide purchase today.  To learn more about the new book go to: To read the entire press release go to :Square One Book Final Press Release […]


Solving the Pain Problem – What Can be Done?

By Joseph Maroon, MD Chronic pain is a common problem but especially in seniors.  Greater than 60% of community-dwelling older adults and up to 85% of those in assisted nursing facilities suffer from chronic pain. Most pain complains with aging are joint and arthritis related.  Untreated or poorly treated pain can lead to depression, social withdrawal, […]

Maintaining Brain Health Dr Maroon 55 plus Winter 2017 Small

Read Dr Maroon’s Brain Health Article in Pittsburgh 55+ Magazine

The Winter 2017 issue of Pittsburgh Fifty-Five Plus Magazine Dr Joseph Maroon discusses the importance of maintaining brain health for a lifetime.  In the article Dr Maroon notes several overlooked causes of poor brain function that can be easily corrected with simple lifestyle changes. Lack of Sleep-   can result in most serious problems like car crashes […]

Dr Maroon Introduces Topics on Balance in his Latest Book

In his latest book, Square One: A Simple Guide to a Balanced Life, Dr Joseph Maroon introduces the serious topic of worker burnout.  In a recent lecture to the St Barnabas CEO Leadership Conference, Dr Maroon discusses the how the epidemic of an unbalanced life can affect many professions. See short video below to learn […]


Infant Asthma Benefits from Fish Oil During Pregnancy

Fish Oil Study Confirms Positive Health Benefits for Children by Reduction in Asthma Risk By Joseph Maroon, MD For decades, the use of dietary supplements has been physician-recommended to pregnant women as a way to supplement the nutritional demands of their growing child.  Omega-3 fish oil has been a vital part of these supplements due […]


Read Dr Maroon’s Nutritional Advice in Latest Men’s Fitness Article

January 3, 2017 Dr Joseph Maroon was asked to provide nutritional advice for Men’s Fitness Magazine this month. In an article entitled, The 2017 New Year Battle Plan for every guy, Personalized training, nutrition, and supplement tips for men of every age, goal, and fitness level, Dr. Maroon comments on the nutritional needs for a variety of different […]