Archives for doping

DEA warns young adults have easy access to steroids on social media

Image result for dea logo

The DEA is warning how easy it is for teens and young adults to buy illegal steroids from sites like YouTube, Facebook and even Instagram.

Having a drug dealer at the tip of your fingers.

Dante Sorianello of the DEA said, “Sure! They are out there, and we aggressively have units that pay attention to those type of steroids, they are dangerous.”

After some simple searches for steroids, we found a number of YouTube videos that showed either who to call to buy steroids, complete with a Whatsapp contact number, or how to use them, while Facebook is known to have programs devoted to policing other social ills such as cocaine, or heroin use, the selling of illegal steroids has been able to stay off their radar.… Continue Reading...

TEXAS RANGERS’ JAMIE REED JOINS TAYLOR HOOTON FOUNDATION’S BOARD OF DIRECTORS

Long-Time Athletic Trainer Brings Invaluable Experiences to the Foundation’s Advocacy Against the Use of Appearance and Performance Enhancing Substances

McKinney, Texas (Thursday, January 9, 2020) – The Taylor Hooton Foundation announced today that Jamie Reed (ATC) of the Texas Rangers, a recognized expert and veteran in the world of professional sports medicine, has joined its Board of Directors.… Continue Reading...

SARMS: WHAT’S THE HARM?

Image result for sarms

SARMs” have emerged as a new class of appearance- and performance-enhancing substances. Before you consider using one, learn the facts here.

What are SARMs?

SARMs—short for “selective androgen receptor modulators”—are synthetic drugs designed to have effects similar to those of testosterone. SARMs are still in the research and testing stages for various medical conditions but have not been approved yet for any other use.… Continue Reading...

Steroids, suicide and stigma: The dangers of doping

Steroids and suicide.

Reporter JO MCKENZIE-MCLEAN lost her brother to suicide after he went ‘cold turkey’ off anabolic steroids. She revisits his story 20 years after his death.

A baggy-jeaned skateboarder hikes up his pants before pushing off a ramp. It’s night and an orange glow from the streetlights illuminates the dark Invercargill skate park where he attempts an ollie.

Continue Reading...

CAFFEINE FOR PERFORMANCE

 

Image result for coffee beans

Caffeine is the most widely-used stimulant in the world. It’s found in coffee, tea, soda, energy drinks, and energy shots, as well as some sports gels, dietary supplements, over-the-counter medications, and combat ration items (pudding, gum, and mints). In moderate doses, caffeine can boost both physical and mental performance. As with other stimulants, though, too much caffeine can have negative consequences, so it’s important to be aware of how much caffeine you’re consuming, and use it appropriately and strategically.

Continue Reading...

THF Issues Statement re: WADA Decision on Russia

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Tuesday, December 10, 2019

 

STATEMENT BY DONALD HOOTON JR.

President, Taylor Hooton Foundation

RE: The WADA Executive Committee’s Decision on Russia

 

“The Taylor Hooton Foundation (THF) stands with the United States Anti-Doping Agency (USADA) and supports its stance that the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) should have enforced a blanket ban to include all Russian athletes.… Continue Reading...

The NBA has a PEDs problem

Image result for derrick rose

[2011] Derrick Rose on PEDs: “It’s huge, and I think we need a level playing field”

In the history of the NBA, no more than two players have tested positive for PEDs in a single season. It’s November 6th, and we already have three. Wilson Chandler tested positive for Ipamorelin in August, DeAndre Ayton was recently suspended for a diuretic, and now John Collins tested positive for Growth Hormone Releasing Peptide-2.… Continue Reading...

Three NBA players have each been given 25 game suspensions this year for PEDs

Image result for nba logo

Three weeks into the 2019-20 NBA season, three players have tested positive for banned substances, resulting in 25-game suspensions. In late August, Brooklyn Nets forward Wilson Chandler tested positive for Ipamorelin. In late October, Hawks center Deandre Ayton tested positive for a diuretic. On Nov. 5, Hawks big man John Collins tested positive for Growth Hormone Releasing Peptide-2.… Continue Reading...

Falcons host interactive camp to educate moms about football safety

Image may contain: 1 person

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

Image result for michael phelps

(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...