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STEROIDS AND BODY IMAGE IN THE GAY COMMUNITY

LET’S TALK ABOUT STEROIDS AND BODY IMAGE IN THE GAY COMMUNITY

As gay men, no matter how far we come or how good we look, we never seem to be satisfied.

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Straight talk on PEDs at Bryant Univ.

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Speakers from the Taylor Hooton Foundation warned student athletes about the perils of a wide range of performance boosters, from steroids to easily available energy drinks and over-the-counter supplements.

SMITHFIELD – The day he first spoke about the dangers of performance-enhancing drugs, Don Hooton Sr. didn’t know this would become his calling.… Continue Reading...

23 yr. old steroid user has hip replaced

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23-year-old has to undergo total hip replacement surgery after taking steroid powder given by friend at gym

Six packs and great biceps sure might be in vogue now, but using steroids to pump up your muscles might just be shooting from the hip, with severe consequences. A 23-year-old city student had to undergo a total hip replacement surgery after his bodybuilding efforts went awry.… Continue Reading...

TAYLOR HOOTON FOUNDATION FOUNDER APPLAUDS THE PUBLICATION OF BILL KASHATUS’ NEW BOOK, “SUICIDE SQUEEZE”

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 TAYLOR HOOTON FOUNDATION FOUNDER APPLAUDS THE PUBLICATION OF BILL KASHATUS’ NEW BOOK, “SUICIDE SQUEEZE

Heartbreaking Story of Steroids-Related Suicides by Two Promising Young     Athletes Sparked the Formation of Educational Foundation and Mobilized

Major League Baseball’s Campaign Against Steroid Use

 McKinney, Texas (Thursday, January 26, 2017) – The tragic deaths of Taylor Hooton and Rob Garibaldi, because of their use of anabolic steroids, served as catalysts for the formation of the Taylor Hooton Foundation and have been documented in the new book, Suicide Squeeze (Temple University Press), by author and long-time educator, Bill Kashatus.… Continue Reading...

THF Works With the American Academy of Pediatrics to Educate Doctors

A North Texas teenager’s suicide could have a ripple effect on your child’s next pediatrician visit.

In 2003, Don Hooton lost his 17-year-old son, Taylor, to suicide related to the use of anabolic steroids.

Since then, he’s made it his mission to raise awareness on adolescent stimulant and steroid abuse through his organization, the Taylor Hooton Foundation.… Continue Reading...

Why Men Have More Body Image Issues Than Ever

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How Hollywood ideals are messing with men’s heads, leading real-world guys to take dangerous drugs

Superheroes today are a lot more shredded than they used to be. The original Superman and Batman look almost willowy compared to our muscle-bursting modern-day versions.

That’s no coincidence. America is in the midst of a cultural shift in terms of the ideal male body image, and as the ideal man grows more muscular, men stuck in the real world with real bodies are growing less satisfied with theirs—with potentially dangerous medical consequences.

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Anabolic-Androgenic Steroids Pose a Critical Health Issue

 

 

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More research is needed to address the critical health problems associated with the use of anabolic-androgenic steroids among American men, according to Harrison G. Pope, MD, MPH, writing in a new opinion paper published in the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA). Pope is the director of the Biological Psychiatry Laboratory at McLean Hospital, a professor of psychiatry at Harvard Medical School, and first author of the Viewpoint paper.… Continue Reading...

Project Juice: How texts and emails unravelled a massive steroid-trafficking ring

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CBSA officers measure and log vials of steroids seized by the CBSA in “Project Juice.”

Their text messages and emails carried an air of confidence.

But one by one, members of a national steroid-distribution ring became ensnared in a lengthy Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) investigation dubbed Project Juice.… Continue Reading...

Job Opening: Education Program Manager

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Position Title:              Education Program Manager

Department:               Hoot’s Chalk Talk – Business Development

Reports to:                   Director of Education

Position Summary:    An Education Program Manager markets, sells and delivers Hoot’s Chalk Talk (HCT) Education Assembly Programs.  These programs are delivered in schools and other venues across the U.S., Canada, and Latin America to coaches associations, athletic associations, professional groups, students, student athletes and other adult influencers. … Continue Reading...

Body Image Disorders and Abuse of Anabolic-Androgenic Steroids Among Men

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Harrison G. Pope Jr, MD1; Jag H. Khalsa, MS, PhD2; Shalender Bhasin, MB, BS3

During the last several decades, the image of the idealized male body in many countries has shifted toward a substantially higher level of muscularity. Bodybuilding competitors, male models, and even children’s action toys (eg, “G.I.… Continue Reading...