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Overcoming the Loneliness of Self-isolation

June 25, 2020  By our very nature humans are programed to live in groups of other humans.  Whether you typically reside with a related or non-related family, a group of friends or a larger community, social interaction provides numerous physical and psychological benefits that most of us cannot tolerate being separated from. The pandemic and […]

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How to Improve Brain Health and Memory at any Age

By Joseph C. Maroon, MD, June 11, 2020   Alzheimer’s disease and age-related dementia are associated with progressive impairment of cognitive function frequently severe enough to interfere with an individual’s activities of daily living. With over 50 million Americans age 65 and greater these diseases are regarded as the most significant public health challenges. Presently approximately […]

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View Dr Joseph Maroon’s Lecture on Balance during a Pandemic

On May 22, 2020, Dr Joseph Maroon was the virtual guest of Dr Robert Friedlander, Chairman of the Dept of Neurosurgery at UPMC.  Dr Maroon is a neurosurgeon at UPMC who has also written, spoke and teaches on the topic of coping with stress and burnout.  His lecture is entitled, The Secret to Balance and Resilience in ANY Pandemic.   Here […]

COVID-19 and Changing Sleep Patterns

May 11, 2020  Obtaining a good night’s sleep is vital daily routine that many people just don’t do.  Whether it is due to work, child care, a noisy environment, or something else, unfortunately few Americans make sleep a priority. Additionally, even if people try to sleep more, according to a report from the CDC, about 30% of adults in America still […]

Dr Maroon’s Recent Interview on Immunoexcitotoxicity – Why Brain Trauma May Cause Chronic Inflammation

March 2020 Dr Joseph Maroon was recently interview by James Lyons-Weiler who hosts a podcast called Unbreaking Science.  Dr Maroon has researched and written extensively on the topic of inflammation and concussion. In his seminal article with Dr Russell Blaylock, entitled, Immunoexcitotoxicity as a central mechanism in chronic traumatic encephalopathy-A unifying hypothesis, they discuss the possible genesis […]

Can Dementia Risk Be Reversed or Prevented?

By Joseph Maroon, MC, FACS March 2020   Multiple surveys have shown there is nothing more frightening for most people as they age than developing dementia, or more specifically, Alzheimer’s disease. The fact is newly diagnosed dementia is becoming more common because the greatest risk of dementia is living longer. In 2017, US population census reports […]

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Burnout to Wellness Lecture by Dr Maroon at University of Pittsburgh Johnstown

On April 1, 2020, the University of Pittsburgh Johnstown is hosting a daylong conference entitled, Creativity in Medical Humanities. at their Pasquerilla Performing Arts Center.  This conference is free and open to the public.  This year they have asked Dr Joseph Maroon to be the Keynote Speaker for the event. For more information Contact Dr. Susan […]