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Performance Enhancing Drugs

Is It Time to Say Yes to Steroids in Professional Sports?

Raymmar Tirado | Posted 01.05.2015 | Sports
Raymmar Tirado

In a world where genetic modification is on its way to becoming the norm, are we really going to sit and scream at the TV because a guy gave into the temptation to do everything possible to become the god that we all propped him up to be?

NCAA May Stop Bogarting Snacks, Reduce Punishment For Positive Weed Tests

The Huffington Post | Ryan Grenoble | Posted 04.17.2014 | Sports

On Tuesday, the NCAA's legislative council advanced a policy granting student athletes access to an unlimited number of snacks. The same day, it also ...

Performance-Enhancing Drugs in the Media Again

A. Marc Gillinov, M.D. | Posted 03.18.2014 | Healthy Living
A. Marc Gillinov, M.D.

While it is true that your body produces testosterone and that doctors sometimes prescribe testosterone to treat certain illnesses, the use of testosterone and other anabolic steroids to promote athletic performance has not been proven to be safe and is likely harmful.

How to Make A-Rod Sympathetic

Ron Kaplan | Posted 03.15.2014 | Sports
Ron Kaplan

Say what you will about Alex Rodriguez -- hate him for his arrogance, disdain him for his ego, be jealous of his salary, etc. -- shouldn't he nevertheless be accorded the same due process as anyone else?

Mark Cuban: Changing the Game on HGH?

Rick Collins | Posted 02.05.2014 | Sports
Rick Collins

Mavericks owner Mark Cuban says he intends to fund research on human growth hormone to see if it might help NBA athletes to recover more quickly. He's not advocating a rules change to permit HGH use in pro basketball -- at least, not yet.

When Winning Is a Crime

Lois Alter Mark | Posted 01.23.2014 | Parents
Lois Alter Mark

As team mom for both my kids' teams, I was constantly spouting lessons about success only being achieved by hard work and practice. But, as we watched big-name player after big-name player face accusations of PED use -- with few consequences -- I could see I was losing my audience.

Movie Review: The Armstrong Lie

Marshall Fine | Posted 01.23.2014 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

Gibney signed on to film Armstrong's comeback attempt in 2009, in which he supposedly was going to prove that he had won his previous championships cleanly, despite a blizzard of accusations saying otherwise.

Baseball and Steroids: What's the Big Deal?

Deni Carise | Posted 11.12.2013 | Sports
Deni Carise

While steroid use may improve a player's chance of hitting that next home run or breaking the sprint record, even the brief examination of unacceptable costs to athletes, to future hopeful athletes who look up to them, and to sports itself leaves me wondering what's so good about being "enhanced"?

PEDs: Toppling Sports Idols, But Is Damage Already Done?

Anita L. DeFrantz | Posted 11.11.2013 | Sports
Anita L. DeFrantz

It is time for professional athletes who compete without resorting to banned PEDs to speak up against athletes who are cheating by using PEDs.

Parents and Medications: Are You Sending a Bad Message?

Claire McCarthy, M.D. | Posted 11.04.2013 | Parents
Claire McCarthy, M.D.

When you do these things instead of reaching for a pill, you not only teach your child that there are other options, you teach them habits that can help keep them healthy for a lifetime.

Digital Forensics and Fair Play: How Cyber Experts Can Level the Playing Field in Pro Sports

Jonathan Rajewski | Posted 10.22.2013 | Technology
Jonathan Rajewski

Fans want to know when athletes have engaged in illegal activity to gain a competitive edge. When digital forensics is applied, it offers the hope of restoring some of the fairness and wholesomeness that have been lost in professional sports.

WATCH: 'Necessary Roughness' Tackles The A-Rod Doping Scandal

Posted 08.14.2013 | TV

Art is imitating life on tonight's "Necessary Roughness" (Wednesdays at 10 p.m. ET) as the USA drama tackles the issue of performance enhancing drugs ...

Banning Drugs in Sports Does Not Reduce Drug Use, Makes Things Unsafe for Players

Derek Rosenfeld | Posted 10.08.2013 | Sports
Derek Rosenfeld

The logic, if you can call it that, behind banning substances in professional sports is rooted in the same kind of intentions as our 40-plus year war on drugs.

An Open Letter to A-Rod

Rabbi Daniel Cohen | Posted 10.08.2013 | Sports
Rabbi Daniel Cohen

You are not alone. I wish you strength and courage to remember who you are in the days ahead and in this spirit be remembered for being the best Alexander Emmanuel Rodriguez you can be.

A-Rod Fights MLB Ban, 12 Other Accept Punishemnt

AP | RONALD BLUM | Posted 10.06.2013 | Sports

NEW YORK -- Alex Rodriguez vowed to fight. Everth Cabrera cried....

Drugs in Baseball: It's All About the Numbers

Rick Horowitz | Posted 09.26.2013 | Sports
Rick Horowitz

"Performance-enhancing" or "History-erasing"? ...

Whistleblower: Biogenesis Provided PEDs To NBA, MMA, NCAA Players

Posted 07.25.2013 | Sports

The whistleblower who first shared Biogenesis documents with the Miami New Times last year has told ESPN that the anti-aging clinic at the center of M...

'I Am Clean'

AP | ROB HARRIS | Posted 07.25.2013 | Sports

LONDON -- Usain Bolt believes the recent doping scandals in sprinting hurt the sport and insists he's running clean. The world's fastest man stopped ...

What Braun Can Do for You

Robert J. Elisberg | Posted 09.22.2013 | Sports
Robert J. Elisberg

It's one thing for Ryan Braun to have so vociferously defended himself, even while guilty. It's wrong, but understandable. But it's something else to have dragged a poor innocent through the mud, in doing so.

'It Just Kills All The Credibility Of Anybody'

AP | MIKE FITZPATRICK | Posted 07.23.2013 | Sports

-- They felt sick, angry, cheated, deceived. Not only did Ryan Braun let down scores of baseball fans Monday, he riled up players all around the m...

Braun Suspension: What You Need To Know

AP | RONALD BLUM | Posted 07.23.2013 | Sports

-- In question-and-answer form, this is a look at the issues and implications of Major League Baseball's suspension of Ryan Braun: ____...

Yankees Team Doctor Reluctantly Clears A-Rod to Resume Career Tailspin

John Baxter | Posted 09.21.2013 | Comedy
John Baxter

New York Yankees team physician Dr. Christopher S. Ahmad announced today that he had no choice but to clear Alex Rodriguez to play after the perennially underperforming third baseman completed his post-surgery rehab assignment without any setbacks.

Emily Swanson

Poll: Steroids In Baseball A 'Major Problem' | Emily Swanson | Posted 06.12.2013 | Sports

Most Americans think that steroid use is a major problem in baseball, according to a new HuffPost/YouGov poll conducted after reports that Major Leagu...

Smart Pills and Neuroenhancement: Is It Fair?

Richard C. Senelick, M.D. | Posted 08.07.2013 | Healthy Living
Richard C. Senelick, M.D.

Prescribing neuroenhancers is outside the area of medicine that is considered obligatory for a physician, so under what circumstances should it be considered unethical or unacceptable?

Major League Baseball: The Coming Storm of Suspensions and What Is Next for MLB

Ben Shapiro | Posted 08.06.2013 | Sports
Ben Shapiro

Does anyone in Major League Baseball really think that there is a set of rules, tests and punishments that would, if enacted create a totally PED-free sport?