The Impact of Impacts on the Brain – Joseph Maroon #559

The Impact of Impacts on the Brain – Joseph Maroon #559

Dr. Joseph Maroon is a 78-year-old world-renowned neurosurgeon with extensive experience in neurosurgery. He specializes in minimally invasive surgery to speed recovery for his patients. He is a sports medicine expert and innovator in concussion management, personal fitness and nutrition. As an Ironman triathlete, he lives and breathes his own advice.

Dr. Maroon has been the team neurosurgeon for the Pittsburgh Steelers since 1981 and is Medical Director of the World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE). He has successfully performed surgery on numerous professional football players and other elite athletes with potentially career-ending neck and spine injuries.

Dr. Maroon is also very well-known because he created a test that 13 million people (and counting) have taken to understand the impact of impacts on your brain.

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The Impact of Impacts on the Brain – Joseph Maroon #559


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Show Notes

  • What has changed in the last 20 years in the study of the brain 00:02:18
  • General MacArthur said it well 00:03:30
  • Creating a test called “impact” 00:05:35
  • What to expect after a TBI 00:08:00
  • The commonality of inflammation in disease 00:14:45
  • What is the connectome? 00:16:40
  • What we are learning in neuroimaging will blow your mind 00:18:20
  • How does a neuroscientist handle depression? 0021:00
  • Joseph was self-medicating with exercise 00:23:40
  • Adversity is the best teacher 00:29:00
  • The most common cause of blindness, amputation, kidney transplants 00:36:20
  • Can you really turn your health around? 00:42:25
  • 99% of concussions are treated with no supplements – only time 00:59:20
  • Does pre-treating help? 01:00:30

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