Archives for October2019

Falcons host interactive camp to educate moms about football safety

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Brian Parker of the Taylor Hooton Foundation addresses Moms

ATLANTA – Mothers used to cheering from the sidelines are learning important lessons about football in Atlanta’s Mercedes-Benz Stadium.

The Atlanta Falcons are in the fifth year of a special mother’s education. 

Once a year, moms come together and learn football.

Statistics suggests a decline in football participation. 

Falcons Vice President of Community Relations Chris Millman is hoping to change that.… Continue Reading...

Michael Phelps On Doping: One Failed Test And You Should Never Be Allowed To Compete Again

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(CNN) — Swimming legend and Baltimore native Michael Phelps is more likely to jump in a ball pool than a swimming pool these days.

The 28-time Olympic medalist, who retired from competition after the 2016 Rio Games, became a father for a third time in September when his wife Nicole gave birth to baby boy Maverick.… Continue Reading...

AdvoCare fined $150 million as FTC calls it a pyramid scheme

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AdvoCare International, a multi-level marketing company known for endorsements by professional athletes and other celebrities, will pay $150 million to settle government claims it’s an illegal pyramid scheme where most of those selling its products earned nothing or lost money. 

The Plano, Texas-based provider of diet supplements and energy drinks offered consumers the chance to “earn unlimited income, attain financial freedom, and quit their regular job,” according to the Federal Trade Commission.… Continue Reading...

Impact of Anabolic Steroid Use on Heart Structure and Function in Weightlifters

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A new study presented at the European Society of Cardiology (ESC) Congress 2019 is shedding light on the risks of anabolic-androgenic steroid (AAS) use on heart function.

The study, which examined use of AAS in 100 male weightlifters, is providing further evidence found that AAS-using weight lifters had a thicker heart muscle and left ventricular posterior wall while also reducing its ability to function.… Continue Reading...