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Steroids in Professional Athletics

- Steroids in Professional Athletics Just take the shot. It will help you this season; you will be able to do things that you never would have thought possible. Will taking steroids really help your performance as a professional athlete. Many professional athletes find that this is the best way to enhance their athletic abilities but it only promotes physical damage in the long run. If the use of steroids isn't stopped by professional leagues it just shows that they don't care about their athletes and will continue to watch many of them drop like flies from physical damage caused by steroids....   [tags: Sports Drugs Health Argumentative Essays]

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Androgenic-anabolic steroids

- Introduction Androgenic-anabolic steroids are artificial drugs that are brought about to duplicate the effects of the male hormone testosterone. They are typically used to alter athletic activity, however researches have verified them to generate major health issues. The unfavorable effects that emerge from the abuse of anabolic steroids have been a concept concerning scientists for many years. In this literature review health issues that appear specifically in male athletes will be addressed. Sperm count in the reproductive system, left ventricular size in the cardiovascular system, and the behavioral issue of aggression will be given a closer look in order to illustrate to readers what has...   [tags: Drugs]

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Effects Of Anobolic Steroids

- The Effects of Anabolic Steroids You’ve all seen them, the enormously large muscle-heads at the gym, the participates of the World’s Strongest Man Competition, the amazing offensive tackles, and the lightning fast runners. They were all unnaturally strong, and looked like gods. You tend to obsess over how beautiful their bodies are, how strong they are, or how fast they can run. All you can think about is reaching that level of athletic excellence, and nothing will hold you back. At times like these some people tend to take the quick fit to get closer to their idols, in the form of steroids....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Creatine is a Safe Alternative To Steroids

- Creatine is a Safe Alternative To Steroids "How can I build muscle, boost my performance and lose fat?" This question has generated hundred of books and magazine titles. Many people even risk their health in a chance to look "buff." If you spend the time reading these articles you will certainly find no shortage of proposed answers, complete with picture documentation of the results with the use sport supplements. Even recreational athletes who might play softball on the weekend or shoot a game of hoops on occasion find it hard to resist the messages that promise the bigger muscles, and thinner body, and all from a bottle or pill....   [tags: Papers]

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- Twenty years ago, when I was a competing professional athlete, I spoke publicly of the frustration of feeling pressured to use anabolic steroids. I felt pressured to compete in an environment where I and many others believed there was an unbridled problem. I mentioned the prevalence of use in adolescents and commented on the training advantage using these drugs gave competitors. At that time, NFL management denied the extent of the problem and little was done. The NFL, to its credit, in 1987 started its non-punitive testing program and proclaimed it was considering random testing....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Steroids in Sports Today

- Steroids in Sports Today      The United State is a country that thrives on competition. We idolize our sports stars and practically make major athletic events holidays. Children grow up with their favorite athletes plastered to the wall of their bedrooms and dream that one day they will be the next Barry Bonds, Shaqullie O'Neal, or Tom Brady. Professional athletes train year-round to be in ideal psychical shape in order to perform their best. But what happens when their best just isn't good enough....   [tags: Athletes Athletics Drugs Performance Enhancing]

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Against Steroids in Sports

- “…medical researchers believe that between 1 and 3 million youths and adults have taken anabolic steroids in one form or another specifically to enhance their looks or athletic performances,” stated Nuwer (Nuwer, 61). As astounding as these figures are, the number of performance drug users is steadily increasing. With this progressively increasing numbers, it is projected that millions more will use steroids in the immediate future (Newer, 61). Athletes have always sought an advantage in competition even if ignoring the law and their health if necessary....   [tags: Performance Enhancing Drugs Atheltics]

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Steroids in Professional Athletics

- Steroids in Professional Athletics Imagine this. The year is 1999 and the New York Jets are playing the Minnesota Vikings in the last Super Bowl of the twentieth century. It is late in the fourth quarter, the score is Jets 21, Vikings 20. The Vikings are faced with a crucial fourth and one with a minute, ten left to play in the fourth quarter. The Vikings decide it’s do or die and are forced to go for it. The teams come to the line of scrimmage and the quarterback starts his cadence....   [tags: Papers]

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Informative Speech: Anabolic Steroids

- Specific Purpose Statement: To inform my audience about the use of anabolic steroids ATTENTION GETTER: In a recent report, The National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) uncovered an alarming statistic: more than a half million students in the 8th and 10th grade are currently using some form of anabolic steroids. ( www.steroidabuse.org) PREVIEW POINTS: A....   [tags: Example Informative Speech]

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What are Anabolic Steroids?

- What are Anabolic Steroids. Anabolic steroids - or more precisely, anabolic/androgenic steroids - belong to a group known as ergogenic, or so-called "performance-enhancing," drugs. They are synthetic derivatives of testosterone, a natural male hormone. "Anabolic" means growing or building. "Androgenic" means "masculinizing or generating male sexual characteristics. Most healthy males produce between 2 and 10 milligrams of testosterone a day. http://www2.msstate.edu/~jnd2/index.html Reasons for Steroid Use The most common reasons people use anabolic steroids are to: increase muscle mass increase strength train harder reduce the recovery time needed aft...   [tags: essays research papers]

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Athletes and Anabolic Steroids

- Women Athletes and Anabolic Steroids I. Introduction Anabolic steroids have been around since the 1930s. While they started out solely for medical purposes, they have now become widely accepted for recreational endeavors and heightened athletic performance. Though highly accepted, they are still very illegal without a written prescription. While they have surpassed their medical uses and found their way into top athletes and body builders, they have also crossed the gender barrier. Men are not the only users anymore....   [tags: Women Athletics Essays]

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Use of Steroids in Sports

- As the use of performance enhancing drugs is becoming more popular among athletes, many of them don't understand the risks involved in taking these drugs. Many people are looking for a quick way to build muscle, or to get stronger the fastest way possible. Using these performance aids may very well be a quick fix for many athletes, but taking these supplements is unethical and dangerous. Using special drugs to boost an athletes performance is degrading to sports and to the athlete. The human body can produce the same substances naturally, without taking drugs, but people continue to load up on these supplements such as creatine or androstenedione....   [tags: Drugs and Sports]

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Performance Enhancing Drugs : Steroids And Human Growth Hormone

- Performance Enhancing Drugs The world of sports has many issues that can arise regarding issues of safety and ethics. A topic that brings concerns to views, players, coaches, and healthcare providers is the use of performance enhancing drugs such as steroids and Human Growth Hormone, HGH. During the 1990’s and through the early 2000’s, ESPN increased the coverage of illegal enhancement drugs increased in the media and became one of the most talked about topics in the Major League Baseball. Players such as Sammy Sosa, Barry Bonds, Mark McGwire, and many others were questioned regarding their participation in unethical actions to increase their success (ESPN 2012)....   [tags: Drug, Illegal drug trade, Ethics]

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Anabolic Steroids

- Anabolic steroids are the quickest known way for male athletes to improve their bodies and excel in sports, but not necessarily the safest. The Encyclopedia of Drugs and Alcohol defines anabolic steroids as "the synthetic versions of the naturally occurring male sex hormone testosterone; they are properly called anabolic-androgen steroids because they have both body building (anabolic) and masculinizing (androgenic) effects." Anabolic steroids have been around for many years, dating back to the 1930's, where they were primarily used to treat hypogonadism, a condition in which the testicles do not produce enough testosterone for normal growth, development, and sexual functioning....   [tags: Sports Athletics Drugs]

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Credibility and Sammy Sosa, MLB Player

- Credibility is “the quality of being trusted and believed in” according to the New Oxford American Dictionary. Credibility can be hard to get but extremely easy to lose. In this paper you will see how credibility can literally make or break someone such as Sammy Sosa. Sammy Sosa was a former MLB player from San Pedro de Marcoris, Dominican Republic. Sosa was born on November 12, 1968 (“Sammy Sosa Biography”). From an early age you could tell that Sosa had the makings to be a great player. At the age of 15 the Philadelphia Phillies tried to sign him but couldn’t because of the league saying that the player must be over the age of 16 (“Sammy Sosa”)....   [tags: Athlete, Steroids]

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ANABOLIC STEROIDS

- Anabolic steroids are drugs containing, or hormone-like substances, that are used to increase strength and promote muscle growth. They were first developed in the 1930s in Europe to treat undernourished patients and to promote healing after surgery. Competitive weightlifters began using steroids in the 1950s as a way to increase their athletic performance. Use gradually spread throughout the world among athletes in other has been estimated that at least one in 15 male high school seniors in the United States--more than a half-million boys--has used steroids....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Anabolic Steroids

- Steroids Probably one of the biggest stories in the news today is steroids in Major League Baseball. This is one of the reasons that I chose to do my research paper on steroids. I knew that it would not be hard to find information on the issue. I also needed to have a topic that relates to my service learning project. This is helping coach a high school track and field team. And as you will read later, I talk about steroids with high school athletes. I also wanted to improve my knowledge on the subject, so that if I ever did have a conversation with someone about the issue, I would be educated enough to have an argument, if it came to that....   [tags: Sports Athletics essays research papers]

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Anabolic Steroids

- Anabolic Steroids "Anabolic steroids" is the familiar name for synthetic substances related to the male sex hormones (androgens). They promote the growth of skeletal muscle (anabolic effects) and the development of male sexual characteristics (androgenic effects), and also have some other effects. The term "anabolic steroids" will be used through-out this report because of its familiarity, although the proper term for these compounds is "anabolic-androgenic" steroids. Anabolic steroids were developed in the late 1930s primarily to treat hypogonadism, a condition in which the testes do not produce sufficient testosterone for normal growth, development, and sexual functioning....   [tags: Papers Research Drugs Essays]

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Anabolic Steroids

- Anabolic Steroids In today’s society, athletes are revered as heroes. There is immense pressure to be the best. Athletes are willing to do whatever it takes to gain an edge, even if it means compromising their health. For almost three decades, athletes have been supplementing their strength program with anabolic steroids to enhance their performance. To be sure, anabolic steroids are effective supplements to strength training programs, but there is no doubt that the consequences can be deleterious....   [tags: Health Sports Essays]

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Anabolic Steroids

- Anabolic Steroids Anabolic steroids are synthetic coumpounds formulated to be like the male sex hormone testosterone. Many athletes use anabolic steroids male and female alike, such as body builders , weightlifters, baseball players, football players, swimmers, and runners. They do so because they mistakenly believe that they will gain strength and size. In a male testosterone is released by the leydig cells in the testes. The testosterone has two main functions androgenic and anabolic. Androgenic is the development of male sex characteristics....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Anabolic Steroids

- If someone guaranteed you amazing results in the weight room with minimal effort by just taking a pill would you take it. You probably would. But, if you knew that these pills could potentially knock 20 years off your life. Would you take it then. You would be suprised to find out how many people would answer yes to that question. In the past three decades, steroids have become a serious problem, more than ever in the athletic field. It is reported that over 3 million athletes and bodybuilders alone have used anabolic steroids ....   [tags: essays research papers]

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The Use of Performance Enhancing Drugs

- ... More people die yearly in the UK from tobacco than from taking performance enhancing drugs. The mortality rate for steroid users is 12.9 percent compared to the mortality rate of tobacco smokers which is roughly six million per year. This shows that tobacco is more dangerous and is the cause of more deaths yet it is legalised. So, making performance enhancing drugs would make little difference as its mortality rate is so low. Athletes already endanger themselves by adjusting diets and going through intense training programmes....   [tags: anabolic steroids]

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About Steroids

- Many people have had their lives ruined by the use of illegal steroids, yet the desired effects are so overwhelming that people tend to overlook the consequences. Steroid users believe taking anabolic steroids will enhance their performance, strength, size,etc. They regard the use of them as legitimate as any other aspect of training. To begin with, the term "anabolic " means "to build tissue," therefore anabolic steroids tend to increase constructive metabolic pathways within the body....   [tags: essays research papers]

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The Use of Anabolic Steroids in Society Today

- The Use of Anabolic Steroids in Society Today The use of steroids in our society today is very common, that is with prescription. But that is not the kind of steroids I am talking about, I am talking about Anabolic Steroids. Anabolic steroids are a very sensitive issue in the world of sports today. Even though the side effects are life threatening, men and woman alike continue to submit their bodies to this illegal drug. Anabolic steroids are taken either through pills or injected directly into the blood stream with a needle....   [tags: Papers Sports Athletes Drugs Athletic Essys]

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The Use of Steroids in Major League Sports

- The Use of Steroids in Major League Sports There has been a lot of controversy about steroids in sports. The pressure has caused some sport stars to admit to their use of steroids. Some of these people are Barry Bonds, Gary Sheffield, and Jason Giambi. Steroids though seem very helpful to professional athletes, it can very dangerous and can help people get advantage over other people. Steroids have been around for a long time. “The first people to use anabolic steroids for athletic enhancement were the Russians who discovered the drug and had great success.” They stared to use the steroids in the 1950’s....   [tags: Athletes Drugs Professional Baseball Doping]

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The Use of Steroids in Major League Baseball

- The Use of Steroids in Major League Baseball He walked into his hotel bathroom and cautiously closed the door. Clanging his 60 lb. dumbbell against the floor, he set his travel bag full of needles on the counter. While filling his syringe with THG, he began to think about the consequences of his actions; it is a serious problem, but he doesn't have the willpower to give up the success rewarded from it. As the needle slowly penetrated through the skin and half way through his muscle, he unloaded the syringe and felt the steroids settle throughout his leg....   [tags: Expository Essays Research Papers]

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Research Paper on Anabolic-androgenic Steroids

- Research Paper on Anabolic-androgenic Steroids       Anabolic-androgenic steroids are a group of hormones, which includes the natural male hormone, testosterone, and a number of synthetic compounds. "Anabolic" refers to muscle building, while "androgenic" refers to increased masculine characteristics. Anabolic effects are basically muscle growth. Androgenic effects produce secondary male sex characteristics like facial hair, body hair, deepening of the voice, and so on. In the 1950's scientists were trying to isolate the muscle building properties without the masculinizing effects....   [tags: Exploratory Essays Research Papers]

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Anabolic Steroids

- Anabolic Steroids Of the diagnostic methods available to veterinarians, the clinical chemistry test has developed into a valuable aid for localizing pathologic conditions. This test is actually a collection of specially selected individual tests. With just a small amount of whole blood or serum, many body systems can be analyzed. Some of the more common screenings give information about the function of the kidneys, liver, and pancreas and about muscle and bone disease. There are many blood chemistry tests available to doctors....   [tags: Drugs Veterinarian Biochemistry Essays]

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Anabolic Steroids

- In today’s modern age muscle supplements have become the answer for many young people to develop the body which they want to achieve. Younger users are taking supplements without thinking about the consequences that go along with taking them. Young athletes are choosing to buy muscle substances that they know nothing about. To get to the solutions on how to fix the supplement problem among young athletes, it is most important that we educate both the athletes, and their parents about the risks involved with taking muscle supplements....   [tags: essays research papers fc]

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Anabolic Steroids for Non-Therapeutic Use

- Anabolic Steroids for non-therapeutic use Competition is in our blood. The human drive to compete-and-win—in the Ice Age hunters fighting to drag home the biggest woolly mammoth, the ancient Greek athlete aiming for a greater distance in the discus toss, and the modern weightlifter pushing for the gold medal—has been linked to steroid hormones, namely testosterone and its derivatives, circulating within us. In the latter half the last century, many looking for an added edge have turned to synthetic testosterone-like anabolic-androgenic steroids to build muscle and enhance competitive drive....   [tags: Sports Athletes Athletics Papers]

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Steroids and Sports Don’t Mix

- The problems of doping in sports began to surface in the late 1950's, because of rumors that coaches were allowing players to use performance-enhancing drugs. The 1956 Olympic Games where plagued with athletes using performance-enhancing drugs, so countries began to speak out against the harm that drugs were causing to the athletes and the sport (6 Anonymous). Long-term use of performance-enhancing drugs will destroy athlete's bodies. Doping is the use of illegal substances that is harmful to athlete's health and is capable of enhancing performance....   [tags: Doping Example Essays]

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Should Baseball Players Who Used Steroids be Allowed in the Hall of Fame?

- Should Baseball Players who used Steroids be allowed in The Hall of Fame. Many athletes use steroids to become stronger and improve their abilities to play their sport. Certain players believe there is nothing wrong with using steroids. Athletes who excel greatly would normally be chosen to be in the Hall of Fame, but if using steroids, they should not be allowed. Steroids have many effects on people. Baseball players are big influences on children and teenagers which could cause even more steroid use because of major league baseball players....   [tags: honorability, atheletes, drug testing]

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Steroids Use in Major League Baseball (MLB): Mark McGwire and Barry Bonds

- Steroids in baseball, particularly in Major League Baseball (MLB), have become a major issue. Two specific athletes have affected Major league Baseball dramatically; these players are Mark McGwire and Barry Bonds. It is hard to catch a steroid user. Don Catlin, a former director at the UCLA Olympic testing lab says time after time they try to find the users and test them method, after they have evidence, however, this method does not work (Quinn). Mark McGwire’s and Barry Bonds’ use of steroids affected baseball in terms of trust issues, record holders, drug policies, and the future of baseball....   [tags: Mark McGwire, Barry Bonds]

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Psychological Effects of Using Anabolic Steroids

- Anabolic Steriods. What are they. Where do they come from. Why are they used. From amateurs to pros, from body builders to football players and every sport in between, Steriods, or "roids" as they are referred to, have been in the circle of athletes since the 1950's. Is it vanity that drives athletes to use steriods. Do they understand the end results from the abuse of "roids". What psychological effects do steriods have on users?In order to understand the psychological effects of steriods, you must first understand what steriods are and where they come from....   [tags: essays research papers]

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The Double Life of Athletes Using Steroids

- The Double Life of Athletes Using Steroids Some Athletes in society today are considered heroes despite their double lives. Their drug use and violence are brushed aside while leading their teams to victory. Who is your hero. If that question was asked to a group of people, some might think of loved ones or family, and some may talk about doctors, firemen, or even a teacher. However, most would probably say their hero was some celebrity or star athlete. While some celebrities and athletes can justifiably be labeled "heroes", there are some people who may appear to be heroic, but lead a completely different life off the field....   [tags: Papers]

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Media & Sports: How did Baseball get Affected by Steroids?

- ... In 2002 the Major League Baseball Players Association executive director was asked a question by Senator Byron Dorgan, “Is there a problem?” The Senator know there was a problem because a recent National League Most Valuable Player admitted to using steroids in a Sports Illustrated cover story. The MVP Ken Caminiti even admitted to no regrets for steroid use because of the prevalence in the major league (Steroid Era). The media helped baseball lovers push for more testing. In 2002 the major league players and managers both agreed for limited anonymous testing for steroids....   [tags: performance enhancers]

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Muscle Strengthening with Anabolic-Androgenic Steroids in Resistance Trained Athletes and Non-Athletes

- Simply because the same muscular strength enhancements are gained by athletes and non-athletes this does not mean that anabolic-androgenic steroids do not come without side effects (Harthens and Kuipers, 2004). The adverse physical and mental side effects can affect long term users of anabolic-androgenic steroids as well as short term users whether they be athletes or non-athletes (Harthens and Kuipers, 2004). Side effects related to anabolic steroid use fall into many different categories such as: cardiovascular, hepatic, dermatologic, reproductive-endocrine, male specific and female specific, behavioral and injection related (Amsterdam et al.,2010)....   [tags: side effects, physical, behavior]

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Steroid Usage

- Steroid Usage Why do so many people use steroids when there are so many health risks and side effects. Do people take steroids because they are not aware of all the risks. Not likely, steroids have been around since the 1930’s when Nazi scientists tried to invent drugs that would make German armies more powerful (Banks, Substance Abuse in Sport: The Realities, pg. 13-21). Though steroids were considered harmful and made illegal in 1991 (Berlow, Sports Ethics). Some side affects of steroids are baldness, high blood pressure, lowered sex drive, acne, nosebleeds, liver disease, kidney disease, and many more (Williams, Drugs and Athletic Performance, pg....   [tags: Sports Athletes Steroids Essays]

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It's Time for Mandatory Drug Testing in Major League Baseball

- Imagine a drug that would turn anyone from a slim, slender, frail being to a masculine, bodybuilding physique, increasing strength and endurance to help boost performance level in any sport. Without knowing the side effects would you take this drug. This drug known as an anabolic androgenic steroid has been used by many professional athletes to help improve their performance level. Anabolic androgenic steroids are a synthetic derivative of the male hormone testosterone used to build muscle mass....   [tags: Use of Anabolic Steroids]

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Performance Enhancing Drugs Are Not Worth The Risk

- (Steroids). Sterility in both sexes has been documented (Kowalski 13). Acne has also been noted (“Anabolic Steroids”). While these negative side effects can be horrid and temporary, the use of performance enhancing drugs can also result in long term harm. Long-term side effects are very serious in when it comes to performance enhancing drugs. Although the long-term effects of these drugs have not been researched in great lengths, there is some evidence that they can be substantial (Reinberg). A condition called steroid rage, while rare, can occur....   [tags: steroids, side effects, harm]

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Professional Athletes: The End of "Roid Rage"

- Professional athletes, throughout history, have been exalted for their outstanding abilities and achievements in sports. Unfortunately, many athletes have turned to anabolic steroids in order to give them an edge, a boost their athletic performance. Starting with the 1954 World Weightlifting Championships, where the Soviets unexpectedly dominated their lifting classes with the use of steroids, it has become increasingly popular among athletes to cheat with the help of this drug. Although the appeal to steroid use is evident when observing how it increases someone’s athletic abilities, many users fail to consider the detrimental side effects of the drug....   [tags: anabolic steroids, drugs]

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Performance Enhancing Drugs Should Be Banned in Professional Sports

- In 2013, 12 Major League Baseball players each received fifty game suspensions without pay for using performance enhancing drugs. Big names such as Ryan Braun and Alex Rodriguez were on this list. Testosterone, an illegal substance, is what is found in the performance enhancing drugs. Testosterone increases male characteristics such as body hair, aggression, deepening of the voice, and of course massive muscle growth (“Steroids” par. 1). Some professional athletes claim to use performance enhancing drugs to recover more quickly from injury; others take them because they have not seen the positive feedback in working out, without the use of the steroids....   [tags: Use Steroids in Professional Sports]

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Anabolic Steroid Use in Major League Baseball (MLB) - Steroids Must be Banned

- Anabolic Steroid Use in Major League Baseball (MLB) - Steroids Must be Banned Athletes, whether they are young or old, pro or amateur, are always looking to gain an advantage over their opponent. Some may look towards an anabolic steroid, a powerful drug that many people take in order to boost athletic performance. But are these anabolic steroids safe for the human body. Many doctors think the answer to this question is no. The use of steroids in the MLB should be banned, as they are now. In the 1930’s, steroids were known to be used for homosexuals to lower there testosterone....   [tags: Athletes Sports Drugs Anabolic]

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Steroids, Illegal or Not, a Quick Fix for Some Athletes

- Issues of cheating or winning at any cost, are becoming more and more common among athletes of all ages and levels of ability. The use of steroids is one of the biggest issues in the current debate weather or not it is fair for drug-free athletes to have to compete with athletes that break the law and take illegal steroids. Allowing those with an unfair advantage to compete can pressure drug-free athletes to use anabolic steroids to remain competitive. In fact, some legal analysts have viewed this issue as a reason for an Anabolic Steroid Control Act, but does the Anabolic Steroid Control Act work....   [tags: essays research papers fc]

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Visiting the National Baseball Hall of Fame

- ... Commenting on baseball, Whitman declared, “I see great things in baseball. It’s our game – the American game.” Ever since Whitman tagged baseball as America’s game sportswriters have been following suit. Ironically, however, America’s “game” has shown an inclement decline in American values directly due to the baseball writers treatment of players who suited up during the “Steroid Era.” Players such as Barry Bonds, Mark McGwire, and Sammy Sosa have put up some impressive, hall of fame worthy statistics, but according to the writers they are guilty of using steroids until, of course, they are proven innocent, which is clearly the American way, Right....   [tags: cooperstown, steroids, america's pasttime]

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Sports Have No Room for Performance Enhancers

- People talk about the great players that have played before, Lawrence Taylor, Babe Ruth, Muhammad Ali, Wayne Gretzky, and Michael Jordan. These players were amazing athletes who played the game they loved every day. These legends would give one hundred and ten percent every time they stepped onto the field, into the court, or onto the rink. One thing we do not associate with these players is the use of any illegal substances to boost their level of play. But today we have gold medalists being stripped of their Olympic medals, players facing a lifetime ban, and every day another athlete being suspended for a shorter period of time....   [tags: Professional Sports, Athletes, Steroids]

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Baseball is All About How You Play the Game

- The first rule of baseball, its not about if you win or lose, it's how you play the game. Elite Athletes are driven by competition and risks are often taken as needed to stay on top of the game. They sacrifice their lives for this lifestyle, breaking bones, deep cuts, huge bruises, and they put their body's to the point of failing. Performing Enhancer Drugs (P.E.D) are seemingly popular nowadays and with new and undetectable variety's coming out rapidly, it's hard to keep up. Should the World Anti- Doping Agency (WADA) just allow it....   [tags: steroids, homeruns, integrity]

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Performance Enhancing Drugs: The Illegal Solution of a Lazy Athlete

- Around the world today, thousands of athletes compete in various sports and competitions at the supreme level. Synonymously with the hard work the players do outside of athletic contests comes the world-wide notorious dilemma of whether Performance Enhancing Drugs (also known as PED's) should or should not be involved in sports. The sports world classifies a PED as any type of substance that may benefit a person athletically or for any any other uses like endurance. Well, should performance enhancing drugs be allowed in athletic sports all around the world....   [tags: doping in sports, anabolic steroids]

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Fats and Lipids: What Is the Difference?

- ... These kinds of fats occur when unsaturated oils are hydrogenated. (Diet for a Small Planet) 3. The difference between fats and lipids “Although all fats are lipids, not all lipids are fats.” Fats are only one type of lipid. Lipids include a wide variety of different molecules. A “lipid” is a general name that is assigned to a group of fat soluble compounds found in the tissues of plants and animals. They compose the building blocks of structure and function of living cells. (Combining Forms) Fats have become synonymous with lipids, but really, they are just a sub-group of lipids....   [tags: oils, steroids, waxes, acides]

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The Use of Performance Enhancing Drugs in Sports

- The use of performance enhancing drugs in sports has been increasingly prevalent; this is a cause for concern. This essay will discuss why the use of performance enhancing drugs in sports should not be legalized, and giving a few reasons as to why it should not be, ranging from the short term effects to the long term effects, how doping can have an effect on the current sporting world and give a few examples of the different types of performance enhancing drugs that some athletes use including caffeine, anabolic androgenic steroids, diuretics and Erythropoietin, and the risks that are involved when an athlete using these performance enhancing drugs....   [tags: athtletes, caffeine, steroids]

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A Proposal for Major League Baseball

- ... Kids and adults were leaving the action players brought to the field every day. Many did not know a lot about the steroids being used by famous players, but there were rumors in and out teams. Having a substance that will guarantee help in hand-and-eye coördination, better endurance, speed, power, agility and more is the miracle substance for any athlete. Being fun and all, there are numbers that alarms scouts, managers, general managers, fans, media, and more when a player is being productive....   [tags: steroids solutions, abilities, players]

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US Olympic Drug Control Program

- “It’s not a sports problem anymore, it’s a social problem” said Dr. William N. Taylor, member of U.S Olympic Drug Control program (Silverstein 22). The use of PED’s has gone from athletic professionals to celebrities and has reached the lives of high school athletes and everyday people. In a survey conducted by Dr. Gabe Mirkin, physician and sports medicine expert, more than half of 100 teens that were asked, "If I could give you a pill that would make you an Olympic champion - and also kill you in a year - would you take it?" answered yes (Freudenrich and Allen)....   [tags: steroids, dream body, doping]

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The History of Performance Enhancement

- PEDS – Performance Enhancement Drugs The history of performance enhancement follows a timeline as vastly embedded in our history as the sports themselves. These taboo substances are of the most absolutely misunderstood category in modern medicine, and will remain as such until the cloudy illusion filled veil enveloping them is torn down. The use of performance enhancing “substances/drugs ” for sporting spurs back as far the ancient Greek competitions of old, where contestants often chewed cocoa leaves or a utterly vast array of other “potions/concoctions”....   [tags: sports, drugs, steroids]

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Loss of Credibility: Downfall of Baseball Player Sammy Sosa

- Credibility is a big topic when it comes to celebrities. Whether they are athletic or movie stars every one has there dignity, their pride and logo. There are always celebrities that get their credibility by cheating, and once one important celebrity, in this case an athlete, it does not only look bad on themselves but all the entire organization as a whole. Once they do cheat it can change the game forever. Sammy Sosa was born on November 12, 1968 in San Pedro de Macoris, Dominican Republic. Growing up he had a rough childhood....   [tags: MLB, Steroids, Athlete]

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Performance Enhancing Steroids in Major League Baseball

- Performance Enhancing Steroids in Major League Baseball The issue that our group is tackling is the use of illegal performance enhancing steroids in Major League Baseball. Major League Baseball is big business in the U.S., with 30 franchises valued at over 8.8 billion dollars. Player salaries range from the league minimum salary of three hundred twenty five thousand per year to ten million or more per year, and are based on the market value of each player when his current contract expires. It is in this hyper-competitive environment that a growing specter of foul play has erupted – the use of steroids....   [tags: pros and cons pro con]

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Kelli White, an Example of the Importance of Credibility

- Credibility is the amount of trust people have in you. For example, a student would have an English teacher read over his paper because he trusts that teacher to catch his mistakes and be able to help him correct them. Kelli White is a professional track athlete who has competed in World Championships. White shows why credibility is an important quality and how cheating affects it. Kelli White was born on April 1, 1977 in Oakland California to parents who were both sprinters. She attended high school in Union City, California and ran track....   [tags: Steroids, Drugs, Running]

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Analysis of Performance Enhancing Drugs

- Every athlete dreams of becoming the best player in their sport. For most athletes, this dream was created in their childhood watching their favorite player perform at great levels to achieve success. Most athletes will stop at anything to achieve success, even if that means breaking the rules. An athlete whether the biggest, fastest, or strongest, will always look for something that will give them and extra edge over everybody else, even if that means performance enhancing drugs. With new records being broken day by day, I believe performance-enhancing drugs should be legal in all professional sports....   [tags: sports drugs, steroids, doping]

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Pressure to Succeed Mentality in American Sports

- The Pressure to Succeed The Issue “Show me a good loser and I'll show you a loser,” Vince Lombardi once said. This saying could be the unsung anthem of American sports for children and teenagers. Everyone loves to win. In sports there is always competition. Is there too much emphasis on “the win” for kids and teens. This issue is important because it essentially develops the way children and teenagers think and react; it will affect them later on in life. Too much emphasis on winning is a problem because there is extensive pressure from parents and coaches, and the consequences can be severe....   [tags: Sports, Winning, Support, Steroids]

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The Need for Regulation of Amphetamine Consumption of College Students

- At the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics, suppose an athlete had been found using steroids or other performance enhancing drugs to ensure a better outcome in competition. Their awards would be stripped away, and their name sullied for the world to see. Halfway across the world, in a tiny dormitory room of a prestigious college, an overwhelmed and under pressure freshman student turns to drugs as well. The drugs are not methamphetamines or cocaine, but a tiny pill obtained from a helpful friend with ADHD....   [tags: steroids, drugs, Adderall pill ]

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Guilt in Sports and The Scarlett Letter by Nathaniel Hawthorne

- There are many examples of guilt in the book and in life, but the two main themes of these are public and private guilt. Thousands of people live with guilt every day. Some are publicly guilty in a court or for someone like Lance Armstrong, living in infamy. People tend to keep their guilt problems inside, but in the end they’re going to regret it. There are also others who are guilty and nobody even knows yet. In the next month or even possibly week, some celebrity or athlete will be caught cheating, doing drugs, or some things even worse, like in the case of Aaron Hernandez....   [tags: lance armstrong, steroids, remorse]

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Should Performance Enhancing Drugs Be Legalized In Professional Sports?

- The debate over the legalization of performance enhancing drugs also, known as PEDs, has been on the rise. Performance enhancing drugs are as the illegal drugs or substances that are taken by athletes to improve their performance. The term doping is used to describe the act of using PEDs. In the recent years many famous athletes have been convicted of PEDs abuse. Among these famous athletes is Lance Armstrong, a famous cyclist who won multiple titles of Tour de France. As the use of PEDs is becoming more common, controversy over the legalization has emerged....   [tags: doping, performance drugs, steroids]

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Illegal Substances in Baseball

- Close your eyes for a moment. Picture you are a little kid on a baseball field playing the sport you love. Now picture twenty years beyond that point, you are in the major leagues and you are the best. It is a tight race in the Most Valuable Player award race and you lose by just a few votes. Come to find out the person you lost to is taking an illegal banned substance connected with HGH. You had the award you had been working for and dreaming of receiving stolen away from you. Steroids and HGH have ruined how many see the game today and not only that but they are causing serious harm to the athletes that take them....   [tags: Banning Steroids, Body Harm]

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Professional Athletes and Enhacer Drugs

- ... The drugs can also affect the way you play because you are more likely to miss a game winning goal or shot for your team because you're on so much drugs just to win a game. If you are a professional athlete and you take drugs you are showing your kids that it is right to take drugs when they get into competitive sports. When you take a drug you better be careful because you never know who is watching you. You can get in huge trouble even for just taking a couple of enhancer drugs to get that one big hit over the fence or that one great play up the middle....   [tags: anabolic steroids, football players]

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World of Sports Needs PED's

- Every sports lover itches for a sick play in any professional sport. Whether it is a 360 alley oop slam-dunk, 450 foot homerun, or a game winning touchdown grab. I mean, come on, when would you pass up seeing your favorite player do any of those things. Never. Every professional sport has one controversial topic in common, Performance Enhancing drugs. There are a total of 192 drugs that are illegal in professional sports. It varies to over 50 types of designer steroids (the most popular being dianabol and anavar), Human Growth Hormones, and blood doping (injecting oxygen rich blood into the bloodstream)....   [tags: steroids, ethics, legalization]

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Baseball's Perfect Warrior, Stan Musial

- The statue stands down the third base line outside of Busch Stadium in downtown St. Louis, Missouri. The statue has an inscription that reads, "Here stands baseball's perfect warrior. Here stands baseball's perfect knight." That was what commissioner Ford Frick’s opinion was about Stan Musial but his opinion was far from the rest of the countries opinion. Musial was not your “ideal” star. He didn’t marry Marilyn Monroe or hit in 56 straight games like Joe DiMaggio. Musial didn’t resemble youth like Willie Mays or tape-measure home runs like Mickey Mantle....   [tags: franchise, homerun, steroids]

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Bigger, Stronger, Faster by Chris Bell

- For Chris Bell and his two brothers, nicknamed Smelly and Mad Dog, who grew up with not so ideal bodies, mega-men like Arnold Schwarzenegger, Hulk Hogan, and Sylvester Stallone were heroes. The Bells wanted the enormous, muscular physiques that they saw in these guys and in the muscle and fitness magazines, and would stop at nothing to reach that goal. This dream of having a larger than life strength and muscle mass however, eventually led the brothers to make a decision: whether to use steroids or not (Bell)....   [tags: muscle mass,recreational steroids,ripped]

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History of Drug Abuse

- Drug abuse has been a problem for thousands and thousands of years. The entire history of drug abuse is not known, but there are many methods and strategies in order to prevent the abuse of drugs. Drug abuse affects many people and the people around them. There are many rehabilitation centers to help those who need it. Also, there are drug education classes in order to teach the young people as well as the adults about the problem that is happening in our society today. Drugs are usually taken for “fun”....   [tags: LSD, steroids, and inhalants]

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Muscle Strengthening Effects of Anabolic-Androgenic Steroids in Resistance Trained Athletes and non-Athletes

- Anabolic-androgenic steroids are a synthetic compound which are structurally related to the male sex hormone, testosterone (Amsterdam et al.,2010, Thiblin and Petersson, 2004). Testosterone has two effects on the human body; first it helps in the development and maintenance of secondary male sexual characteristics and, secondly, it promotes muscle growth. All anabolic-androgenic steroids are derivatives of testosterone and have both anabolic and androgenic properties; which is why the use of the term anabolic-androgenic steroids is more appropriate than anabolic steroids (Kuhn, 2002)....   [tags: Anabolic-androgenic, testosterone, athletes]

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The Effect of Steriods in Major League Baseball

- Baseball is known as America’s pastime and is one of the most popular, respected sports on earth. Since the beginning of the sport, it seemingly advances with technology every year making faster and stronger players. The use of steroids became rampant and spread among players and has carried them away from the true history of the game they play. Controversy still today runs around the sport today about fines, punishments and record breaking. The past two decades of Major League Baseball have been tainted because of the use of performance enhancing drugs, also known as steroids, causing the loss of many fans and the true meaning of America’s favorite sport....   [tags: baseball, steroids, alex rodriguez, mlb]

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The Dark Side of Sports

- For many years professional athletes, as well as those striving to become professional athletes have turned to supplements. According to an Article in the Journal of Romanian Sports Medicine Society, the use of natural herbs has been traced back to the Ancient Olympic games of Greece, where competitors consumed infused herbs and mushrooms in an effort to enhance their performance (Mazzeo, Filomena; Ascione, Antonio 2013). The promise of enhanced performance, greater power, and super natural strength has driven many to the dark side of the ergogenic world....   [tags: steroids, growth hormones, ergogenic acids]

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Should Drugs be Legal for Atheletes to Take

- The question that is debatable in today’s times is should performance enhancing drugs be legal for athletes to take. In today’s competitive world of all types of spots, athletes try to get a competitive edge over their competition by using performance enhancing drugs, even when they know it can be detrimental to their health and their lives in so many ways. In the society we live in today, many athletes are taking performance enhancing drugs. So many things point to why performance enhancing drugs should be banned, and if taken, the consequences can be severe....   [tags: steroids,doping,sports,performance drugs]

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Performance Enhancing Drug Usage: The NFL and MLB

- Performance enhancing drug usage amongst the NFL and MLB are viewed at two different extremes. The past two decades the MLB has been plagued more notoriously than the NFL with the use of performance enhancers, more or so recognized as “doping”. Firstly, performance enhancing drugs come in the form of anabolic steroids, human growth hormones (HGH), stimulants, and supplements. The MLB and NFL collectively have a number of substances that are banned and could be used for terms of violation and suspension if consumed....   [tags: Steroids, Drugs, Professional Sports, Athletes]

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PED in Sports

- PED in Sports Performance enhancing drugs have been a longstanding problem in sports. It not only deteriorates the honesty of the game, but also can have broader social affects that one may not even realize. The use of performance enhancing drugs is especially apparent in Major League Baseball. This problem can be traced back to the 1980’s when baseball was facing one of its first “dark periods”. During the 1980’s Major League Baseball was experiencing a home run drought. Home run totals were down as far as they had been since Babe Ruth, and fans were seemingly becoming bored with the sport....   [tags: Performance Enhancing Drugs, Steroids]

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Performance-Enhancing Drugs in Sports

- When people think of sports, people might wonder if the greatest people in sports used performance-enhancing drugs. Steroids build mass and strength and increase tissue to boost endurance (Szumski 11). Athletes use drugs in sports to build mass and strengthen a person’s bones, increase oxygen intake, work tissues, help pain, stimulate a persons body, reduce a person weight, and to hide the fact that a person is using other drugs (Szumski 12). Things that are considered steroids or an illegal body building drugs are, Anabolic Steroids, Beta-2 agonists, human chorionic gonadotropin (HCG) , luteinizing hormone (LH), Human Growth Hormone (HGH), Insulin-like growth factors, and insulin (Szumski...   [tags: steroids, endurance, anti-doping agency]

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Should Performance-Enhancing Drugs Be Banned?

- Many Athletes are willing to do whatever it takes to become a professional. One of the easiest ways to enhance natural ability is through performance-enhancing drugs or, PEDs. PEDs are substances used by athletes to increase their performance. The use of PEDs in athletic competition can date back to ancient Greece. Athletes use PEDs to run faster, jump higher and recover at an increased pace. Many athletes are pressured into using PEDs by coaches or managers and are not thoroughly educated the harmful health issues that can come along with taking performance-enhancing drugs....   [tags: professional sports industry, steroids, PED]

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The Benefits of Performance Enhancing Drugs Among Athletes

- Since the dawn of the twenty-first century, performance enhancing drugs have become a religious practice in “the lives of some sport figures.” The use of these supplements have given the user an edge, an edge to perform at maximum capability. Most major athletes all agree on the fact that the competitive drive to win can be quite intense. Besides the satisfaction of personal accomplishment, athletes commonly pursue high hopes of attaining a medal, a college scholarship or the once in a lifetime opportunity to play on a professional team....   [tags: Performance Enhancing Drugs, steroids, sports, ]

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Sports and Performance Enhancing Drugs

- ... Some of the biggest sports (in order) that use sports enhancing drugs are 1. Baseball, 2. Track, 3. Football. Speed is another big drug in sport due to my research. It’s ability to keep you motivated and more hype is causing players in the professional leagues to use it. When you use speed you just become more skits and on the go, so it would allow you an advantage on the other people you are currently playing. Again Football, Track, and Baseball are the most common sports who use a performance enhancement drug....   [tags: athletes, baseball, football, steroids, drugs]

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The Effects And Side Effects Of Today's Legal Prohormones

- “At his age, you have to ask, Did he accomplish all of this by rejuvenating his strength from day to day with those substances?” baseball great Hank Aaron asked regarding anabolic substance abuser Barry Bonds. Prohormones are a relatively new supplement said to be the “legal” form of steroids. (Aaron) Though some people see huge gains while on using prohormones, they don’t know the true damage prohormones really cause. Athletes and bodybuilders taking prohormones experience terrible side effects, muscular gains that are less than expected, depleted testosterone levels and destroyed endocrine systems....   [tags: steroids, side effects, body, supplement]

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Performance Enhancing Drugs

- Imagine someone close to you winning a gold medal in the Summer Olympic Games. Now, picture them getting the reward stripped out of their hands by the Olympic committee because that someone you know tested positive for steroids. The use of performance enhancing drugs, or doping, is more of a shortcut athletes take in their training regimen. In most sports, athletes need to build strength in a short period of time to perform at the highest level; however, these athletes do not think of the possible negative repercussions drugs have on their health....   [tags: Steroids Sports]

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Hospital: Man, Women, Birth, Death, Infinity, Plus Red Tape, Bad Behavior, Money, God, and Diversity on Steroids

- The title of the book “Hospital: Man, Women, Birth, Death, Infinity, Plus Red Tape, Bad Behavior, Money, God, and Diversity on Steroids.” is a perfect explanation for what the book has to offer and covers. The book is written from the point of view of author Julie Salamon as embarked on a year-long journey to Maimonides Hospital, located in Borough Park, New York City, which is arguably the most diverse location in the city. In her book, she wanted to highlight some of the over looked aspects of a hospital, which includes what happens behind the scenes, and the variables the impact the decisions hospital administrators make....   [tags: Julie Salamon]

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