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Performance Enhancing Drugs in Professional Sports

- It is NFL Sunday and you are ready to see some of your favorite athletes to go head to head on the grid iron. However, you notice something a little different your favorite athlete seems to be more aggressive and his body has changed substantially. That famous athlete that you know and adore was caught for taking performance enhancing drugs that was the reasoning for your unanswered questions about his odd transformations. Bigger, better, stronger each professional athlete tries to achieve that when they are preparing to compete in their sport, but there are some that get a little help to be better, bigger, and stronger....   [tags: athletes, nfl, illegal substance]

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The Use of Performance Drugs in Sports

- ... But using performance drugs — aka, doping — isn't without risks. “Take the time to learn about the potential benefits, the health risks and the many unknowns regarding so-called performance drugs such as anabolic steroids, androstenedione, human growth hormone, erythropoietin, diuretics, creating and stimulants you also may decide that the benefits aren't worth the risks.”(Mayo Clinic) Like once some people choose to use drugs to help their performance, other athletes have their freedom of choice infringed upon: if they want to succeed they have to take drugs too....   [tags: doping, athletes, zulu warriors]

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The National Baseball Hall Of Fame

- The National Baseball Hall of Fame is an American history museum dedicated to only the most elite baseball players to play the game. It’s whole reason for existing is to preserve the history of the game, honor its outstanding contributors, and connect generations of fans. The Hall of Fame is the home of baseball history. As of now, there are 312 members, all of which have excelled in playing, managing, or serving the sport in one way or another (“BBWAA ELECTION RULES”). One of the rules for being inducted into the Hall of Fame is that the votes should be based on the player’s record, playing ability, integrity, sportsmanship, character, and contributions to the team(s) on which the player pl...   [tags: Barry Bonds, Major League Baseball, Home run]

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Correlation between Synthetic Estrogen in Beef and Prematrue Menstruation in Girls

- ... Even though cattle producers say there is no direct correlation between premature puberty and the beef we consume, individuals are finding high levels of synthetic estrogen in the edible beef. This may be the reason young girls are becoming “women” at age eight. The dangers of eating beef with steroid injections may be the cause a wide range of health problems in humans. Although using synthetic steroids is not a new concept, finding whether the drugs negatively affect humans is still being decided upon by scientists....   [tags: health concerns in humans]

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Performance Enhancing Drugs

- Performance enhancing drugs or PEDs have become all too prevalent in sports today. It seems like every time Sport’s Center or any sports program airs there is all something mentioned about PEDs. Some people say that they make the game more exciting and some say that it is cheating. Performance enhancing drugs have always tainted modern sports due to the types of steroids, athletes that use them, and widespread use. Performance enhancing drugs are drugs that do exactly what they sound like. They enhance people’s performances....   [tags: drug abuse, dna, sports]

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Substance Abuse Policy in Professional Sports

- Taylor Hooton was a popular, ebullient adolescent; he was a large contributor to his baseball team at Plano West Senior High School. College-bound, Hooton was looked up to as a pitcher, and was to be placed in the starting rotation for his senior year, the spring of 2004 (Longman 1). Unfortunately for Taylor, he never had the chance to experience it. On July 15th, 2003, he committed the unfathomable: suicide by hanging, just a month after his seventeenth birthday. In the fall of 2002, Hooton mentioned to Billy Ajello, his best friend in high school, that he might begin to use steroids....   [tags: Drug Abuse and Athletes]

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Athletes and Performance Enhancing Drugs in Sports

-   Abstract:  Since the beginning of sports competition, athletes have always looked for some kind of an edge over their competitors.  They will do whatever it takes to be one of the elite and that includes injecting supplements into their bodies to make them bigger, stronger, and faster.  Steroid use is probably one of the most common drug misuses in sports competition.  Athletes found that with anabolic steroids one could become a better athlete twice as fast.  Not until 1975 was the drug first banned from Olympic competition because of the health risks it produced.  Shortly thereafter, the rest of the sports world did not allow anabolic steroids as well.  With the use of steroids...   [tags: Argumentative Persuasive Essays]

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Performance Enhancing Drugs Should Be Banned

- Do you want to want to become the peak athlete that you know your body is capable of. Well this paper will not do that for you but it will tell you how and it will tell you why it should be legal to do so. Doping in sports is one of the most extensive debates within the realm of sports whether it be injecting anabolic steroids, consuming them, or blood doping, athletes will do drugs - it has no effect on the viewership of the sport and athletes can cheat the system anyway; trying to prevent the use seems impossible, instead it should be allowed under medical supervision....   [tags: Blood, Red blood cell, Drugs in sport]

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Steriods

- Steroids Every year millions and millions of sports fan spend hours watching and following their favorite teams and players. Although there is something that could threaten their sports, that something would be steroids. Steroids are the biggest problem that sports has ever faced since the time sports were first invented. It is not that steroids changes the way that sports are played, but it causes an unfair advantage between athletes. The unfair advantage comes from the fact that steroids make you strong, faster and makes your reactions faster....   [tags: Drugs]

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The Most Dangerous Sports Athletes

- Precarious Profession There are tons of sports that people can play today here in the United States, for example, American Football. American Football is one of the most popular and entertaining sports yet the most dangerous sports to play, especially for children. Athletes can gain scholarships and an allowance from joining a sport, but they have to consider the dangerous situations that can happen, like brain damage. Athletes even use drugs to make themselves vigorous and an asset to their team....   [tags: Concussion, Traumatic brain injury, Human brain]

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Should Drugs Be Allowed In Sports?

- Drugs have been around for thousands of years but their reasons for being used has changed. Drugs were originally intended for medical uses. In ancient Egypt, physicians prescribed tannic acid to treat burns. The early Chinese and Greek pharmacies included opium used as a pain- killer, while Hindus used cannabis and henbane plants as an esthetic. With the advances in technology drugs have become more helpful yet more deadly. Since drugs have become easier to get they have also become more popular with young people and competitors in sports....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Performance Enhancing Supplements Should be Banned from Sports

- Performance Enhancing Supplements Should be Banned from Sports The use of performance-enhancing supplements among athletes should be banned from all athletic sports and competition, in that it provides an unfair advantage over other athletes trying to excel naturally. Performance-enhancing drugs are a controversial topic in today's society, which are currently under debate. Performance-enhancing drugs are substances, which are used to stimulate certain areas of the body to make an athlete excel in a certain event....   [tags: Papers]

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Drug Addiction : Substance Abuse And Mental Health Services Administration

- Not only can adults become addicted to drugs, teenagers can become addicted to them too. From the ages of 18 to 25, those people are using illegal drugs “Addiction Statistics - Facts on Drug and Alcohol Addiction. Retrieved from http://www.addictioncenter.com/addiction/addiction-statistics/”. According to the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration’s(SAMHSA’s) National Survey on Drug Abuse, in 2009 about 23.5 mil people from the ages 12 yrs old and up had to get treatment because they were using illegal drugs....   [tags: Drug addiction, Addiction, Opioid, Morphine]

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Use of Doping Agents/Alcohol in Australian Sports

- The investigators of this study in this article are: Bosko Rowland, Falicity Allen, and John Toumbourou. The aim of the these three authors' study was to highlight the factors and impacts that alcohol plays in Australian sports. Furthermore, the aim of the authors' study was to also explain to the audience the Good Sports program that was designed to reduce the amount of harmful alcohol consumed in Australian community sports clubs. The method of this study was indiscriminate but was based off different clubs in Australia....   [tags: factors and impacts]

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performance enhancing drugs

- I’m pretty sure you all have engaged in some sort of athletic competition that could be classified as a sport. If you can say that you have, most of you could not keep up with some of the more naturally athletically gifted people you were competing with or against.. If you are sitting there remembering that feeling of being inadequate, thinking back when your parents told you all that mattered is that you tried your best, was a huge crock. No matter how hard you tried you failed, you felt like the scum of the earth, and everyone was laughing at you....   [tags: essays research papers]

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DRESS: Drug Reaction With Eosinophilia and Systemic Symptoms

- DRESS, also known as Drug Reaction with Eosinophilia and Systemic Symptoms, is caused by exposure to certain medications. Those medications include phenobarbital, phenytoin, carbamazepine, minocycline, sulfonamides, dapsone and allopurinol. Current pathogenesis theories point to lymphocyte activation versus. active metabolites of drug compounds (possibly aromatic anti-seizure drugs). Symptoms usually begin several weeks after exposure to the offending agent. While no gold standard for diagnosis exists, RegiSCAR inclusion criteria requires hospitalization, reaction suspected to be drug-related, and 3 out of 4 signs: acute rash, Fever > 38 C, lymphadenopathy in 2 sites, involvement of at least...   [tags: medications, systemic corticosteroids]

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Drug Use in Sports

- Drugs should be banned in all sports. They have been a problem for a long time. Athletes use them to enhance their body and for simply just the edge. There is nothing wrong with using some drugs to enhance your body as long as they are legal. The problems that come with drugs in sports are how to detect them. Some professional sports, such as the NHL, do not even use drug tests. The only sports that test for everything are the NBA and NFL. The Major League Baseball only tests for illegal drugs such as marijuana and cocaine....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Steriods in sports

- Steroids in Sports In my opinion, the initial reason a person starts to play any sport is to either to have fun or mainly to emulate their favorite sports figures. So many kids want to swing a bat like Barry Bonds, or rush the football like Jamal Lewis, or play soccer like Pelle’. When I was younger, I wanted to tackle like Lawrence Taylor. Since these children like to do what they see their role models do, what happens if they find out that their favorite person boosts his skills by using illegal substances....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Media Essay - Advertisements for Body Enhancement Supplements

- Advertisements for Body Enhancement Supplements There is evidence that shows that at least one scientist reported 100 years ago that testosterone is the cause of masculine features in males. But 100 years ago this was yet to be proven. That is approximately how long the idea of a product which aids in the enhancement of mass and strength for people was around. However, when the actual development of the product came around, the advertisements designed to aid in the sales and production of the product left a lot to be desired compared to what is available....   [tags: Persuasive Essay, Argumentative]

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Performance Enhancing Drugs and their Effects

- Performance Enhancing Drugs and their Effects Sports are America's number one source of entertainment. We often love to see game-winning homeruns, hail marys, eighty yard runs, and records being broken. We want OUR athletes to be at their best. We do not care at whose expense this entertainment comes, we just want our money's worth. How do these athletes perform at such high levels day in and day out. Most of them go to the gym and hit the weights or go to the ball field and practice some hitting....   [tags: essays research papers]

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The Pros and Cons of Using Sports Enhancing Drugs

- ... These drugs do have some medical uses but are carefully controlled when used for medical reasons and are illegal unless used in accordance with a prescription. Efforts are being constantly being made to ensure that sports can once again be played with true sportsmanship spirit. It is for countries and Participants to help in jointly maintaining the pride of participation and competition. Pressure is placed on athletes to perform better. The fierce competitive nature of the real sports world in with the peoples excellence has caused athletes to seek alternative means to enhance their performance....   [tags: football players, spirit, performance]

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Performance Enhancing Drugs

- Performance Enhancing Drugs (PED’s) In all areas of sports, professional, college, and even high school, there is widespread illegal use of performance-enhancing drugs. It seems like you can’t go more than a week without hearing about somebody’s PED problems. Although there are many reasons for athletes to choose to use these drugs, the cost of such use, both to the athlete and to society can be extraordinarily high. The question that many people must answer to themselves is “is it worth the risk”....   [tags: Drugs ]

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Anabolic Steriods

- Amber Lee Smith Weight Lifting Mrs. Registar February 12, 2001 Anabolic Steriods Anabolic Steroids are synthetic compounds 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....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Sports and Illegal Drug Use

- Illegal drug use has a harmful effect on our nation’s economy and overall health, but in the sports arena, the question is raised about who is responsible for regulating drug use, and whether professional leagues have a responsibility to help in regulating drug use among participating athletes. Because drug use has harmful side effects, because using drugs to enhance performance is unfair, and because professional athletes have the potential to influence young people's decisions professional sport leagues should better regulate drug use among the athletes that represent their league....   [tags: anbolic, side effects]

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Athletes, and Sports - Benefits of Supplements in Athletic Training

- Athletic Benefits of Supplements The Development of drugs and supplements used by mankind has evolved from what it once was in its early stages of existence. As with all man-made things, it is said that anything made by man can be improved (Moore, p35). With this concept, almost anything in nature can apply. In this case, the development of anabolic supplements and the human body. In the later years, the usage of supplements in sporting events have helped athletes achieve new goals which could not have been accomplished through training alone....   [tags: Persuasive Argumentative Essay Examples]

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Performance Enhancing Drugs in Sports

- Doctors are cracking down on testing sport players for PED’s (performance enhancing drugs). They are starting to use more advanced testing methods. Barry Bonds, Alex Rodriguez, and Ryan Braun have all been tested positive for PED’s recently. Lance Armstrong had his seven Tour De France trophies taken from him because he won them using PED’s. Steroids are a major problem in sports resulting in technological advances to eliminate the issue of using illegal drugs to gain a competitive edge. Steroids improve athletic performance in multiple ways....   [tags: illegal, doping, testing]

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Drug Abuse Among Professional Athletes

- Drug abuse among professional basketball players is a problem as old as time. In some circumstances it may not be the athletes fault. For example when they are treating a minor cough or a cold, the medications used will sometimes contain small amounts of alcohol. On the other hand some athletes purposely abuse drugs for a variety of reasons. Some attempt to cover up the presence of other drug abuse but most abuse drugs because they will enhance their performance. The most common abused drugs in professional basketball are: anabolic steroids, marijuana, and amphetamines....   [tags: Substance Abuse Essays]

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Abuse of Legal and Illegal Drugs

- Drug abuse is “a maladaptive pattern of substance use leading to clinically significant impairment or distress” (American Psychiatric Association, 2000, p.114-115). The difference between using drugs and abusing drugs depends on three things, what the drug is for, how much of the drug is used, and the effect that the drug has on the person. Drug abuse typically relates to one using drugs in an excessive manner, whether the drug is legal or illegal. For example, marijuana is illegal in some states, but in other states, it is not....   [tags: Drug Abuse, Substance Abuse]

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Genetically Modified Food and Food Additives

- Outline Thesis: The uses of steroids, antibiotics, and sprays in food have had a major impact on society’s health since they became available to manufactures in the mid 1950’s. Due to their cancer causing chemicals and genetically alternating steroids, the public needs to educate themselves about foods that contain these chemicals in order to decide what foods they do and do not want their families to intake. I. Certain additives have been linked to cause cancer and cancer cells. A. Although food additives have not yet been tested on human beings, researchers have concluded that due to the fact that they have been found to cause cancer in animals, it is safe to say that they lead to cancer...   [tags: cancer, food industries]

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Effects of Different Drug Use: Short Term and Long Term

- Amphetamines are typically used to provide the same effect that pure adrenaline does. The drug is specified for people with attention deficit disorder with hyperactivity as well as narcolepsy, although if you decide to abuse the drug and use it for recreational purposes you may start to feel paranoia and nervousness. Using amphetamines can also put a strain on the circulatory system by causing the user's blood pressure to increase suddenly. (Amphetamine) Long term psychological effects of the drug can cause something called amphetamine psychosis which is much like paranoid schizophrenia....   [tags: Drugs]

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Use of Performance Enhancing Drugs in Sports

- The use of performance enhancing drugs in sports (doping) is done to improve athletic performance. Doping in sports has become a highly controversial topic among professional sporting venues and in the media. With the increased pressure to perform, high priced contracts, increased competition, and advanced training methods today’s athletes will try to gain an edge by any means necessary. Performance enhancing drugs used by athletes today include Human Growth Hormone (HGH), anabolic steroids, peptide hormones, amphetamines, insulin and stimulants....   [tags: Doping in Sports]

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Professional Athletes and Drug Use

- Professional Athletes and Drug Use This research paper is about athletes and their use of drugs. The drug that is most frequently used by athletes is alcohol. Most athletes who use drugs do not get the punishment that they deserve instead they receive punishment that is too lenient. The penalties for professional athletes who use drugs are too lenient, they should be more severe. Examples of drugs that are used by most athletes are the following: Anabolic Steroids, Dietary supplements, Blood Doping, Stimulants, Narcotics and Corticosteroids, and Alcohol....   [tags: Papers]

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Media: Hindering the Adolescent Generation

- In recent years, media has crept its way into every aspect of adolescent lives. Now, news stories cover everything from Obamacare to Kim and Kanye’s baby, Nelson Mandela’s passing to same-sex marriage. Social media websites like Facebook and Twitter have consumed free time, turning teens into scrolling machines, desperately searching for wifi hotspots. Cable networks, Redbox, and Netflix have changed television from a question of “What’s on?” to “What do you want to watch?” Almost every show and movie is available for viewing at any given time....   [tags: facebook, twitter, cyberbullying]

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Drug Testing Should Be Banned

- Drug Testing Athletes All over the United states there has been great controversy about whether or not there should be drug testing in schools. The drug testing topic became even more popular when the Supreme Court ruled 5-4 in favor of drug testing not being unconstitutional (Bowman). There has been many court cases such as Vernonia v. Acton (Proctor 1336), Earls v. Tecumseh (Yamaguchi, Johnston, and O’Malley 3) and Schaill v. Tippecanoe (Yamaguchi, Johnston, and O’Malley 2) that debate whether or not schools should drug test their athletes....   [tags: Illegal drug trade, Heroin, Drug]

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Pressure to Win Gives Way to Performance Enhancing Drugs

- The use of performance enhancing drugs has become more and more common due to the pressure to win. The majority of serious athletes know the competitive urge to be victorious can be intense and often rely on performance enhancing drugs to succeed. There are many types of performance enhancing drugs out there such as anabolic steroids, androstenedione, gonadotropin, and erythoropoietin. Performance enhancing drugs are tempting to athletes because it give athletes a forceful feelings and it helps athletes recuperate from a difficult workout extra fast by diminishing the muscle loss that happens during the workout....   [tags: athletes, hormones, cheating]

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Should Teammates of Performance Enhancing Drugs Users Have Any Right to Their Medals?

- “Lance Armstrong was stripped of his seven Tour de France titles last week after the International Cycling Union decided that he was a ringleader of a doping program on his winning cycling team. Armstrong became a heroic figure for many, not just because of his cycling feats, but also because he is a cancer survivor and the founder of the highly respected Livestrong cancer foundation” (Gonchar). Many children when beginning a sport always have an idol that they look up to and want to be just like....   [tags: Lance Armstrong, athlete, illegal substances]

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Routine Drug Testing For High School Athletes

- Patricia Neal once said, “A strong positive mental attitude will create more miracles than any wonder drug” (Neal). However, many teenagers of this era, large part athletes, seem to think differently and they constantly use illegal drugs. To help fight this problem, many colleges have taken strong actions in trying to stop drug abuse by athletes. High schools throughout the country have considered taking these same actions for various reasons as well. Some people believe that high school athletes ought to be given a routine drug test because it will help prevent them from abusing illegal substances....   [tags: Essays on Drug Testing]

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Rhetorical Analysis of Game of Shadows

- Referred to by many as an American past time, the game of baseball has evolved from just a game that was once played by soldiers in between tours overseas to a nationally televised sport that attracts billions of viewers a year. Created in 1860 by a New York man named Alexander Cartwright, “town ball”, or as we call it baseball, was first played in a local park on the outskirts of Hoboken, New Jersey. In his book, Game of shadows, Mark Fainaru–Wada explains how the stresses of being the best forced players to cheat and use anabolic steroids and performance enhancing drugs (PED’s) to match and outcompete their competitors....   [tags: Barry Bonds, doping]

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Fading Fads: Drugs in Schools

- The lighter clicks open and the bright flame lights the end of the cigarette. Smoke rises as it is passed from person to person around the bathroom. Tommy walks in and sees the group smoking and turns to walk away. When the boy holding the cigarette asks if he wants a drag, Tommy turns and says no. The other boys tell him that if he walks away, then he is a loser. Tommy could easily turn away from the boys and tell an administrator, but he wants to be cool so he takes the cigarette and begins to smoke....   [tags: Education, Substance Abuse]

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The Progression of Streptococcus suis Meningitis

- ... The pneumonia caused by this organism is characterized in four stages. The first stage is the lung of the host fills with serous fluid that is stimulated the cell wall of the organism. This fluid contains very little inflammatory cells. As the disease progresses, fluids in the lungs builds up and if left untreated can traverse in the blood-brain barrier and infect the meninges which results in meningitis. Streptococcus suis meningitis is a very major form of bacterial pathogen in swine. It is gram-positive cocci found mostly in pairs and short chains when observed on a slide....   [tags: brain, bacteria, swine]

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My Final College Essay

- Over the course of Intro to College Writing I have written a total of three essays and turned in. These three essays consist of: Narrative, Profile, and Argumentative. My first essay was the Narrative in which I wrote about the night of my mothers arrest. With this essay. I as a writer was trying to convey the emotions I felt during the experience and describe the many atmospheres that occurred throughout the incident. The only memorable thing from this essay was figuring out how to end the essay in a way that wrapped the entire essay back up in a short meaningful, stylistic way....   [tags: College writing course]

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Drugs and Medicine

- As our understanding of the chemical basis for biology has grown, we have learned more about how molecules which constitute life. Many scientists are beginning to understand the connections between the physical and psychological matters and the molecules that cause them. As a result, we can now use these new understandings of medicine against any dangerous or unpleasant conditions. For example, depression can be treated with drugs that can revive the brain to its normal level. Many medicines and drugs can change someone's physical and mental conditions, which can improve the risk of sickness and/or death....   [tags: Papers]

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Changes in the Mjor League Baseball Oer The Last 100 Years

- Major League Baseball has many changes over the last 100 years. Many are game changing rules, and the rest are changes that do not amount to much. Some changes to the game consist of rule changes, defensive arrangements, and hitting styles. Baseball back in the day was not very recognized as it is now. Players would do different things during and after a season. During the off-season, players had to pick up a hobby to do. One of those players to pick up a hobby was Pete Rose. He started gambling and betting on games he was not involved with....   [tags: defensive arrangements, and hitting styles]

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The Silent Scream of Loneliness, Drugs, and Pain in Wrestling

- Wrestlers would be away from their family for the majority of the year. They would only return home when and if they were injured. Former wrestler Rowdy Roddy Piper has been mentally affected by everything at once .According to Piper, "I experienced what we in the profession call the silent scream” (Behind Fun Façade…). The silence scream involves loneliness, drugs and pain. It has been overwhelming for wrestlers, mentally and physically to be able to accept everything that was going on in and out of the ring....   [tags: rowdy roddy piper, mental, concussion]

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Famous Baseball Players: Alex Rodriguez

- ... However what people didn’t know is that A-Rod tested positive for two anabolic steroids. Rodriguez showed up on a list with another 104 players in the MLB (Epstein and Roberts). If you ask me I think that all of the players on that list should’ve got suspended including Alex because 2003 ended up being one of his best years as a pro. Without those anabolic steroids I don’t think that he would’ve produced like he did. However according to Epstein and Roberts “Though MLB's drug policy has expressly prohibited the use of steroids without a valid prescription since 1991, there were no penalties for a positive test in 2003.” Even after this news comes out the New York Yankees trade for Alex s...   [tags: biography, domican republic]

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Drug Use in Sports

- Drugs in sports can cost a player his or her scholarship(s) and more seriously, their lives. Everyday athletes that you may not think are doing anabolic steroids or the human growth hormone are the athletes who are the big users. 1. There are three major performance enhancing drugs that are used by the super star athletes: anabolic steroids, amphetamine, and the human growth hormone pills. 2. These performance enhancing are found in just about all fifty states and the problem is rapidly growing....   [tags: Athelets Drug Use Sports]

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Major League Baseball

- Major League Baseball Professional sports are a competition between the greatest athletes in the world. And when I go to a game, that’s exactly what I expect to see. Sports are entertainment. There is no room for purity and respecting the limits that athletes had in the past. Modern athletes should utilize all the resources that they have available to them. This includes steroids, which enhance an athlete’s performance. After all, performance is what really matters. The sport that has gotten the most attention on the subject of steroids is Major League Baseball....   [tags: Persuasive Baseball Sports Athletics Essays]

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Lance Armstrong and the Use of Performance-Enhancing Substances

- On August 24, 2012, the USADA announced that Lance Armstrong would be stripped of his seven Tour titles, honors and would be banned from cycling for life. The report stated that Armstrong had used banned performance-enhancing substances. On October 10, 2012, the USADA released evidence, which included laboratory tests, emails and monetary payments. "The evidence shows beyond any doubt that the U.S. Postal Service Pro Cycling Team ran the most sophisticated, professionalized and successful doping program that the sport had ever seen," Travis Tygart, chief executive of the USADA, said in a statement (“Lance Armstrong Biography” 1)....   [tags: athletes, drugs, honor]

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Teammates of Performance Enhancing Drug Users Have No Rights to Their Unearned Medals

- In an article by Michael Gonchar it said, “Lance Armstrong was stripped of his seven Tour de France titles last week after the International Cycling Union decided that he was a ringleader of a doping program on his winning cycling team. Armstrong was a heroic figure for many, not just because of his cycling feats, but also because he is a cancer survivor and the founder of the highly respected Livestrong cancer foundation,” (Gonchar). Many children when beginning a sport have an idol they look up to and want to be just like....   [tags: Tour de France, Cycling Union]

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Juiced: Wild Times, Rampant Roids, Smash Hits, and How Baseball Got Big

- Juiced: Wild Times, Rampant Roids, Smash Hits, and How Baseball Got Big To fully understand this book, people must go behind the book and find the true state of mind of the author. Unfortunately in this case, the author is the one and only Jose Canseco. Jose Canseco is what I like to call, “The black sheep in the family of baseball.” Canseco’s history can be related to such incidents of drug using, heavy drinking, numerous sexual encounters with hundreds of partners, and unreasonable acts of violence....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Should Teammates of P.E.D. Users Have Any Right to Their Medals?

- ... Now you may understand why these drugs are considered Performance Enhancing drugs. Each drug takes a different effect to help the athlete preform in a way that is better than their abilities. Some side affects for men who take anabolic steroids may be: developing breasts, having a decrease in sperm count, they may become infertile or become incompetent. Some of the effects on anabolic steroids for women are: growing excessive face and body hair, their voices may deepen, they may experience menstrual irregularities, reduced breast size, or have a masculinized female fetus....   [tags: drug, athlete, effects, ability]

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Drug Use Among Athletes

- What do you know about drugs. Are they bad. If so, why. There is a legal age of using drugs but at some point, there are rules when drugs are not allowed to be used at all. For example, sports, should the athletes use drugs to compete and make themselves stronger. This event has happened to a lot of the professional athletes as well, but most of them have not admitted it. In this article, one baseball player Alex Rodriguez admitted that he was using drugs in the past. He was supposed to be nominated to the next hall of fame but with him and the drugs, does he deserve the hall of fame spot when he cheated himself and everyone....   [tags: Drugs]

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Dangers of Peer Pressure

- Have you ever done something that you didn’t want to do, but you somewhat felt obligated to do it. Peer pressure is a day to day thing that a lot of people deal with. Everyday people get forced into doing drugs and drinking alcohol, and things they really wouldn’t do any other time. This is a powerful and dangerous thing called peer pressure and kids, teenagers, and even adults cannot escape it. There is many different ways of peer pressure such as the use of drugs and alcohol abuse....   [tags: drugs, alcohol, body, tobacco, influence]

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Drug Use in Professional Sport in Australia

- Introduction Drugs in society have always been a major problem, but lately there has been a significant spike in the amount of drug cheats in sport. Over the past years doctors and scientists have been searching for the best method which they are able to test sportsmen as to whether or not they are using performance enhancing drugs. These are the three main methods they found: Gas Chromatography, Mass Spectrometry and Immuno-Assays. These three methods are able to detect whether or not sportsmen are using stimulants, steroid hormones, narcotics, peptide hormones, beta2 agonists and diuretics....   [tags: legal issues, stimulants, amphetamines]

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Is it Ethical to Use Growth Hormones on Cattle?

- A growing issue in the world today is the use of antibiotics and growth hormones in animal production industry. However, for over sixty years Americans have been exposed to hormones on a regular basic when they consume beef. (Organic Consumer Association) On average eighty percent of all feedlot cattle are given hormones to help them grow at an increased rate. (Communication Foundation) “In 1988 the European Union banned the use of all hormone growth promoters.” (Organic Consumer Association) Today farmers use six anabolic steroids in various combinations....   [tags: Growth Hormones, Animal Production Industry ]

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Is it Ethical to Use Growth Hormones on Cattle?

- A growing issue in the world today is the use of antibiotics and growth hormones in animal production industry. However, for over sixty years Americans have been exposed to hormones on a regular basic when they consume beef. (1) On average eighty percent of all feedlot cattle are given hormones to help them grow at an increased rate. (2) “In 1988 the European Union banned the use of all hormone growth promoters.” (1) Today farmers use six anabolic steroids in various combinations. “Those anabolic steroids are osetradiol, progesterone, testosterone, zeranol, trenbolone, and melengestrol.” (2) There are three natural steroids that are used as well....   [tags: animal production industry]

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Mandatory Drug Testing for All Student Athletes

- Imagine this, a beautiful fall Friday night, just minutes after winning an important playoff football game. Celebration is in the air as fans look around gratefully aware that all the players, cheerleaders, band members and other students are drug free: no steroids, tobacco products, or alcohol are anywhere to be found. What they see are students who are simply high on life making unforgettable memories. The roads are safer, the parents sleep more soundly, and students are safe from all the harmful side effects of these substances....   [tags: Essays on Drug Testing]

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Muscles In The Human Body

- The musculoskeletal system is made up of bones, joints, and muscles. This system gives the body form and support, and protects the body while allowing it to move. Basically, the muscles in this system perform three important body functions: the movement of body parts, maintenance of body parts, and production of body heat. These muscles all consist of a mass of protein fibers grouped together, and most are of mesodermal origin. And almost all of the muscle fibers you will ever have or need were present at birth....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Building A Bigger Action Hero

- In Logan Hill’s article, Building a Bigger Action Hero, we learn all about the preparation that male actors take in order to get ready for their upcoming films. The steps that they take to get their bodies to look perfect and fit is a lot different than what they used to be in the past. In the past there was not as much pressure from the filmmakers for the men to have extraordinary fit bodies. Now all male actors in order to keep their parts in films have to undergo weeks of intense training at the gym or may take some other short cuts to help them get the muscular bodies that they are required to have in order to be in scenes where they may have to take their clothes off....   [tags: Film, Actor, English-language films, John Doe]

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Lung Transplantation

- Lung transplantation has been an effective measure for patients suffering critical respiratory illnesses, however this procedure is not without the necessity of long-term monitoring and use of immunosuppressive drug regimens to prevent acute and chronic rejection. To allow lung transplantation become more effective, immunosuppressive drug regimens must be compared to assess which regimen will provide maximal patient survival with minimal immunosuppression. Historically, cyclosporine (Cyc) in combination with azathioprine (Aza) and prednisone were often used to prevent acute and chronic rejection among patients2, but high morbidity and mortality rates have attracted testing of other immunosup...   [tags: Medical Science]

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Juice

- Steroids are known as synthetic versions of the naturally occurring male sex hormone testosterone. Although some people think that there are only positive effects from the use of steroids, there are far more negative effects than there are positive ones. Steroids may make you look bigger and feel stronger, but eventually they will become very detrimental to your body. There are physical and mental side effects to the use of steroids, and the continued use of steroids will be fatal. To the science world they are known as altered testosterone molecules....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Vascular Birthmarks

- “Leave it alone, it will go away” is the instructions doctors specify to patients and parents of children with a vascular birthmark (“Vascular Birthmarks”). According to research, “It is estimated that approximately 10% of births have a vascular birthmark – that’s about 400,000 children per year in the United States alone” (“Vascular Birthmarks”). The two main types of vascular birthmarks are Hemangiomas, a non-cancerous tumor of skin composed of abnormal lymph vessels, and Malformations, an inborn growth of skin containing arteries, capillaries, veins, or lymphatic vessels....   [tags: Medical Research]

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Dying To Be Beautiful

- “Dying” to be Beautiful Beautiful or else --a message often presented in society, is often detrimental to the American public. The desire to be beautiful has received more attention by blinding the public with images of the “beautiful people.” The extent of the message the media portrays to our society is more harmful than beneficial to the average person. The images depict the common person as unattractive which causes many to alter their figure to attain the media’s vision of beauty. Unfortunately, these unrealistic pictures mostly affect self-conscious adolescents who are surrounded by images of what the media considers beautiful....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Effects of Drugs

- Controversies over drugs and the effects they have physically, mentally, and emotionally have been around for centuries. Some argue the fact that smoking marijuana has no health effects on the body. Some also say that other drugs have no long term mental consequences to suffer. Now, thanks to technology and hours of studies, answers have came to show the true long term health effects of drugs on the human body and mind. Marijuana is one of the most popular drugs in the world. It is known to many people as a way to get high and just relax....   [tags: Drugs, argumentative, persuasive, addiction]

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Recruiting Changes in College Football

- Recruiting Changes in College Football With the recent controversy and scandal surrounding the University of Colorado and the college football world, this off season has been one of the busiest ever. College Football has experienced an eye-opening revelation and these experiences call for major changes in the traditional recruiting practices. Last month, stories surfaced about the University of Colorado using sex, alcohol, and parties to lure blue chip recruits to their program. While these types of actions are prevalent at every major football program, this is the first time that they have been officially exposed....   [tags: Essays Papers]

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Do Inhaled Corticosteroids have a Long- Term Effect on Growth and Bone Density in Children ?

- Research Synthesis Paper According to American Academy of Pediatrics, “It is estimated that approximately 15 million people in the United States suffer from Asthma. Asthma is the most common chronic illness in children” ( Schlienger 2004). Although inhaled steroids have been established as the preventive treatment of choice, few studies have been conducted to assess the risks of inhaled steroid therapy. Inhaled corticosteroids are absorbed into the systemic circulation, but the extent to which they have adverse effects on bone density and growth is uncertain....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Outline: Pro Athletes As Role Models

- Thesis: Professional athletes need to censor/behave themselves better in this media strong age. Organizing Sentence: It may be wishful thinking for our beloved professional athletes to be proper role models for kids; but some may say that athletes should still have an obligation to be role models on the grounds of always being on a public stage, the abuse of drugs and steroids kids bring on is largely because of what they see the professional sport heroes doing, and particularly the African-American race needs them as role models....   [tags: Argumentative Persuasive Argument Essays]

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drugs in sports

- From the beginning of time sports have been around. It is the competition that everyone loves. The feeling of winning makes many people do anything to achieve it. Even if this means one must cheat to win. Cheating is monitored in professional sports by the use of referees or umpires. With the discovery of many “nutritional” supplements, many new forms of cheating have arisen that cannot be monitored on the field. Many players used and still use steroids to enhance their muscles so they are stronger during game play....   [tags: essays research papers fc]

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How Product Will Affect Its Target Audience

- How Product Will Affect Its Target Audience Explain how product will affect its target audience (heterogeneous) Because I have tried to follow the codes and conventions set out by other successful documentaries, I feel that my product shall be very engaging to my target audience. I have used an issue relevant to society and made it clearly identifiable as a documentary. I intend my product to appeal to a wide range of people in the television audience....   [tags: Papers]

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Drugs, Athletes, and Sports - Androstenedione

- Androstenedione: Just Say No Imagine rounding the bases after hitting your 70th home run and setting a new major league record. Slapping your teammatesí hands, you hear cheers progress throughout the sold out stadium. As you acknowledge the crowd further, you hear booing also coming from the standing crowd. Why are they booing. You just set a record. Then you see a small boy pointing at you and yelling. You watch closely and see the word, “Andro” form on his lips. Androstenedione, known as "andro", is made of a naturally occurring hormone of the body, which is used naturally in tiny amounts to make the male hormone testosterone....   [tags: Argumentative Persuasive Topics]

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Personal Narrative: My Friend's Steriod Use

- Personal Narrative: My Friend's Steriod Use The media has done an excellent job of creating the ideal body type, with a bombardment of images of what we should look like. However the odds of the average person being able to fit this model are very slim indeed. Since 1997 I have been a member of a health facility where I have worked and worked trying to mold myself into that ideal type. It seems that the closer I get the farther away I am from my goal One day one of my close friends and work out partners suggested that we go on a cycle of anabolic steroids to improve our performance in the gym and give ourselves the boost that we were looking for....   [tags: Papers]

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The Effect Of Advertising On P

- What does it mean to be physically fit. Does it mean you can throw a football like John Elway, or hit a baseball like Sammy Sosa. Does it mean you can run a mile in one hundred degree weather under twelve minutes, or swim fifteen laps across a pool in one minute. Is physical fitness being anorexic or being on steroids. That’s what the media makes it look like. The average female super model is up to fifty pounds underweight. Sixty-two percent of football players take some form of muscle enhancing product....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Breast Cancer

- Scientists have finally found out why MPA medroxyprogesterone, otherwise known as Provera performs just as well in low doses in small children who are dealing with early sex traits, as it does for women in high doses with breast cancer. You may have heard of Provera before as the drug that delivers hormone replacement therapy for women who are going through menopause. Two scientists, named Lee and Auchus were trying to figure out why Provera is able to treat both early puberty as well as breast cancer....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Biology, The Five Major Compounds

- Compounds That Compose the Human Body There are five major groups of compounds that compose the human body. They are carbohydrates, lipids, proteins, nucleotides, and water. These are all very important to humans and without them we would not be able to survive. They have many functions that encourage a human cell and a human body to function. Carbohydrates include sugars and starches, contain carbon, hydrogen, and oxygen which appears in a ratio of 1:2:1. Carbohydrates are classified according to size as monosaccharides, disaccharides, and polysaccharides....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Drugs: Hurt Players And Sports

- Drugs: Hurt Players and Sports Brett Favre, Diego Maradona, and Darryl Strawberry are all big name sport stars. They all play different sports, but all have the same problem: they tested positive for using illegal drugs. Cocaine, anabolic steroids, and painkillers are just a sample of drugs found in sports. Cocaine is described this way, “It makes you feel like you can do anything, and for athletes who long to be in control all the time, that's a strong temptation” (Coffey 1). Anabolic-androgenic steroids are synthetic forms of hormones that produce muscle faster (Rozin 176)....   [tags: essays research papers fc]

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performance enhancing drugs in sports

- Performance Enhancing Drugs: Introduction The Tour de France is considered the world’s most competitive bicycle race. Each summer top cycling teams from around the world compete in the three-week event, which sends riders on a grueling, multi-stage course through the mountainous countryside of Ireland, France, and Belgium. In 1998, the image of Tour de France cyclists as athletes at the peak of their natural abilities was tarnished by allegations of widespread performanceenhancing drug use among competitors....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Success From Creatine

- Success From Creatine Many people in athletics avoid using creatine monohydrate because they do not know much about it. They are convinced that something that can help athletes achieve such great results cannot be good for the body. This is not true if the supplement is taken correctly. Creatine is an excellent supplement. It is one of the only products on the market that has been proven to significantly enhance athletic performance in the areas of power, strength, and muscle mass. Creatine makes muscle cells retain water, then flushes out acid buildup when the muscles are used....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Pete Rose

- Pete Rose Bart Giamatti’s decision to ban Pete Rose from the Baseball Hall of Fame was not a fair decision at all. Pete Rose was placed on Baseball’s ineligible list in 1989 when commissioner of baseball, Bart Giamatti concluded that Rose had bet on baseball games, including games involving his own team, the Cincinnati Reds. In an agreement made with Baseball, Rose accepted his banishment from the sport. Although he never admitted to having gambled on baseball games (Maury). Pete Rose was a phenomenal baseball player and manager....   [tags: Baseball Hall of Fame Baseball Players Essays]

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Sports Supplements

- Sports Supplements Athletes are competitive. They go out there to win. But, at all costs. Why are athletes willing to sacrifice their long term health in order to have one outstanding season. Will it be worth it when they are hooked up to machines in order to stay alive. Many athletes do not think that taking a supplement will harm them. They are strong, tough athletes, nothing can harm them, right. So, they start taking creatine or andro, or both. For most, they lose body fat, gain strength and muscle....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Leadership

- Honestly when I heard of YLI and signed up to go I was thinking 'what am I getting myself into?' 'I can't believe I paid good money to go to a boring leadership camp. I won't learn anything that I don't already know.' I can't tell you how wrong I was with those initial thoughts. The more I think about it, the more I realize that during those 5 days I learned from some very special people how to become a great leader and a great person, and I was also taught an essential concept that I will use throughout my life: the Rotary Club 4- Way Test....   [tags: servant leadership]

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