Monthly Archives: October 2004

Baseball’s Life or Death Issue: Steroids

Review: This is a commentary by Mark Purdy about the use of steroids in sports. He quotes the high use of steroids by baseball players as well as pro wrestlers. Statistics are sited about the high death rate of middle … Continue reading

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Difficult Action Urged to Battle Childhood Obesity

San Jose Mercury News, October 1, 2004, pg 1 ReviewA national panel of respected scientists submitted to the congress a 382 page blueprint on how to combat childhood obesity. They compared the obesity problem to the smoking problem the nation … Continue reading

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Generation XL

NBC Dateline, Tuesday October 5, 2004 ReviewDateline followed three teenagers at a “Fat Camp” in San Diego. They presented the background of the kids, a 15 year-old girl and two 18 year-old boys. They showed the difficulties that the kids … Continue reading

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What’s the Goal of Kids Sports?

Sunday, October 3, 2004 San Jose Mercury, by Ed Clendaniel Review Great article by a parent and coach. Mr. Clendaniel questions the wisdom of pushing kids to be “mini-professionals”. He questions the only one sport and specialize early philosophy. He … Continue reading

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Shaping Up

September 29, 2004 San Jose Mercury News* A very interesting article about a ten year old young man, James, who lost 43 pounds in twenty weeks through a medically supervised program. The program was run by Kaiser Hospital. James started … Continue reading

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Epidemic of Shoulder Injuries*

September 1, 2004 , San Jose Mercury News Review Orthopedic Surgeon Carl Nissen, from the University of Connecticut, says that there is an epidemic of shoulder and elbow injuries from young baseball players. He claims to have performed dozens of … Continue reading

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