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Joseph C. Maroon, MD

Neurosurgeon, Vice Chairman and Professor of the Department of Neurological Surgery at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, is regarded as a premiere specialist in the surgical treatment of injuries and diseases of the brain and spine.

Dr. Maroon’s latest book “The Longevity Factor: How Resveratrol and Red Wine Activate Genes for a Longer and Healthier Life” is now available!


If you needed another reason to eat chocolate: you now can eat it and lower your blood pressure at the same time. So says one of the largest studies ever completed on the health benefits of chocolate. Results of this study released this month by The Cochrane Library with over 800 people from 20 different studies indicated that chocolate and cocoa products had a significant effect in lowering blood pressure.