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Performance Enhancing Drugs

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.

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...

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.

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'

HuffingtonPost.com | 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?

Why Not Adderall for Finals Week?

Lawrence Diller, M.D. | Posted 08.06.2013 | Healthy Living
Lawrence Diller, M.D.

I don't blame Joe's family at all if they wind up using Adderall for finals. I just know my limits as to how far I can ethically participate in this epidemic. But I suspect the other doctor will have no problem filling the prescription.

Do MLB Players Deserve Suspension or Drug Rehab?

Stephanie R. Caudle | Posted 08.05.2013 | Sports
Stephanie R. Caudle

Could this be the worst doping scandal in sports history? Quite possibly. Do I believe more suspensions are on the way? Definitely.

Professionals Need the Same Standards as Amateurs: A Division-1 College Baseball Player Speaks Out

Nicholas Friar | Posted 07.15.2013 | Sports
Nicholas Friar

The NCAA preaches ethics to its athletes because they are sending the message that the sport you play is greater than any individual, and that we are expected to maintain integrity for the game.

Jacqueline Howard

WATCH: 'Body Hacking' May Boost Athletic Power

HuffingtonPost.com | Jacqueline Howard | Posted 05.06.2013 | Science

Will the athletes of the future be scientifically optimized superhumans? It's not as far out as you might think. Surgery, blood augmentation, and g...

NYT: A-Rod Tied To Doping Coverup

The New York Times | Posted 06.12.2013 | Sports

Investigators for Major League Baseball have uncovered what they believe is evidence that a representative of Alex Rodriguez purchased medical records...

Baseball: America's Game?

David Aronchick | Posted 05.28.2013 | Sports
David Aronchick

When I was a kid, baseball was America's game. My memories linger around visions of classic summertime Americana; hot dogs on the grill, cold beer (or in my case Coca-Cola), sweet apple pie, and Vin Scully on the call from Dodger Stadium.

Let's Stop the Pretense of Drug Testing of Professional Athletes

Lorie Eber | Posted 04.24.2013 | Fifty
Lorie Eber

We have a tradition of treating players like children, even while we pay them millions of dollars for their skills, perhaps because they make their living competing in games we played as kids.

How Fear Can Be a Performance-enhancing Drug

Ted Harro | Posted 02.13.2013 | Business
Ted Harro

Fear works. There. I said it. I got all huffy in a recent post about not creating a fear-inducing environment. But the truth is that fear kicks ass. ...

Lance Armstrong's Prosecutor, Travis Tygart: Zero, Not Hero

Christian Moritz | Posted 04.01.2013 | Crime
Christian Moritz

Why doesn't Travis Tygart uses his legal training to prosecute street criminals? I guess that would not enhance his career. It seems to me he is more interested in promoting his own career than 'justice.'

UM Assistant Denies Link To PED Ring

Sun Sentinel | Michael Casagrande | Posted 04.01.2013 | Miami

CORAL GABLES -- Glue still stains the stucco wall of the Coral Gables office plaza where Biogenesis once operated. Just a few hundred yards across US...

REPORT: A-Rod, Other MLB Stars Linked To PEDs

Posted 01.29.2013 | Sports

Once again, Major League Baseball has another performance-enhancing drug scandal on its hands. According to a damning report published on Tuesday morn...

Real Heroes Don't Need Excuses

David Sable | Posted 03.30.2013 | Media
David Sable

I hope that my children and grandchildren find heroes -- of all kinds -- they can relate to (warts and all), but I also hope that they will be able to distinguish between them.

Lance's Losing Cycle: Addicted to Winning

Howard Meitiner | Posted 03.25.2013 | Healthy Living
Howard Meitiner

Lance now has the opportunity to become a powerful advocate for change. For all his faults, he has been a tremendous leader in the fight against cancer. He's not a despicable person and I'd love to see him channel his positive energy into a new cause.