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Ageism lurks behind drug bans in sports

What kind of society would tell its older citizens that they couldn’t use eyeglasses, hearing aids,  canes or wheelchairs because physical decline is the natural order of things and it’s immoral to violate the laws of nature? That would be … Continue reading

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Getting an edge with baking soda

“Put some fizz in your game?” That  small headline in the June issue of the University of California, Berkeley, Wellness Letter caught my  eye. It was a sidebar to a longer article on the many uses of baking soda, also … Continue reading

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Why small pitchers rarely come up big

   Sports purists believe in fair play and a level playing field. They accuse steroid users of  undermining the integrity of the game. They don’t want to see the likes of Barry Bonds in baseball’s Hall of Fame. He cheated … Continue reading

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Barry Bonds, a self-made man

After the great racehorse Secretariat died, an autopsy revealed that his heart was huge. The head pathologist at the University of Kentucky, Dr. Thomas Sweczek, said: “He was completely out of everybody else’s league. Looking back at what he had … Continue reading

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