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Dietary supplements and drug testing

OPSS has received a number of questions about whether dietary supplements—especially those used for bodybuilding and weight loss—could result in a positive result on military drug tests.

Military drug testing begins with urine, which is first screened and then followed by additional tests depending on the outcome of the screen. You can get extensive information about DoD’s drug policy and drug testing from the Drug Demand Reduction Program (DDRP), including military testing.… Continue Reading...

New Online Courses on APEDS, Mental Training Available through NFHS Learning Center

New online education courses on “Mental Training for Performance” and “Appearance and Performance Enhancing Drugs and Substances” are now available through the NFHS Learning Center at www.NFHSLearn.com.  

The “Mental Training for Performance” course, which was developed in partnership with the United States Olympic Committee (USOC), provides an introduction to fundamental mental skill techniques developed by USOC sport psychologists and designed to sharpen athletes’ mental games to impact performance and gain a competitive edge.… Continue Reading...

Should I take dietary supplements while pregnant?

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Women who are pregnant or childbearing age need more folate (“folic acid”), iron, and iodine. Experts recommend a prenatal multivitamin supplement to make sure you get enough essential nutrients. TRICARE covers prescription prenatal vitamins but not cover over-the-counter ones.

Folic acid can prevent certain birth defects, but many of these can begin before you even know you’re pregnant.… Continue Reading...

Book Review: Suicide Squeeze

Book Review:  by Leaderature

Official Title – Suicide Squeeze: Taylor Hooton, Rob Garibaldi, and the Fight against Teenage Steroid Abuse

Genre – Non-Fiction

Book Length – ​254 pages

Reading Time – ​6.5 hours

Style/ Plot – ​When I picked this book up, I initially thought it was just about baseball.

It is about baseball and the use of banned substances aka doping or juicing.… Continue Reading...

Review of “Suicide Squeeze”

By:  The Guy Who Reviews Sports Books

Title/Author:
“Suicide Squeeze: Taylor Hooton, Rob Garibaldi and the Fight Against Teenage Steroid Abuse” by William C. Kashatus
 
Tags:
Baseball, high school, college, youth sports, USC, performance enhancing drugs
 
Publish date:
January 23, 2017
 
Length:
256 pages
 
Rating: 
4 of 5 stars (Very good)

It’s hard to believe it was nearly 12 years ago that several major league baseball players were called before Congress to testify about the use of steroids and none of them (Mark McGuire, Sammy Sosa, Rafael Palmiero and Jose Canseco) had much to say that was helpful.  However, parents of two young men who committed suicide after abusing steroids chasing their baseball dreams did present powerful testimony.  The stories of those two young men whose lives ended far too soon are the subject of “Suicide Squeeze written by William C.… Continue Reading...

Jalen Collins suspended 10 games for second PED violation

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FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. — Atlanta Falcons cornerback Jalen Collins, who started in Super Bowl LI against the New England Patriots, has been suspended without pay for the first 10 games of the 2017 regular season for violating the NFL’s policy on performance-enhancing substances.

Collins is due to make $928,440 this season.… Continue Reading...

Orioles host PLAY campaign event

Orioles host PLAY campaign event

BALTIMORE — As about 70 kids took their seats near the third-base line at Oriole Park at Camden Yards on Tuesday morning, Donald Hooton, Jr. stood in front of them wearing a blue T-shirt that read “ALL ME. PED FREE.” 

The president of the Taylor Hooton Foundation, which educates children about the dangers of anabolic steroids, warned the youngsters about the dangers of those banned substances before the kids hit the field for a workout.

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Red Sox host PLAY event at Fenway Park

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National PLAY Campaign’s stop at Fenway Park on Tuesday helped spread a message about the importance of living a healthy lifestyle to a group of more than 30 boys and girls.

Video:  http://m.redsox.mlb.com/news/article/245777512/play-campaign-comes-to-fenway-park 

The PLAY (Promoting a Lifetime of Activity for Youth) Campaign is the first program in professional sports to include children with disabilities, and Tuesday’s event represented the National Down Syndrome Society with support from the Ruderman Family Foundation.

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Bikini model pleads guilty to possessing testosterone and drug used to build lean muscle in HORSES

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A bikini model has pleaded guilty to possessing testosterone and a powerfully dangerous horse medicine after she was caught with the drugs at Broadbeach Waters in Queensland.

Gold Coast woman Aneta Maria Siedlecka, 38, pleaded guilty to three drugs charges on Monday just moments before she was due to stand trial at the Brisbane Supreme Court.… Continue Reading...

IFAF strip USA Football of membership following anti-doping violations

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The International Federation of American Football (IFAF) has withdrawn its recognition of USA Football as the national governing body of the sport in their country due to “multiple, continuous and ongoing violations” of the organisations’s anti-doping code.

The IFAF has terminated USA Football’s membership with immediate effect.

They claims USA Football has made it impossible for the Doping Free Sport Unit (DFSU) of the Global Association of International Sport Federations (GAISF) to implement an out of competition control system in the US.… Continue Reading...