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ADHD Diagnosis In Children: Accurate Or Out Of Control?

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ADHD Diagnosis In Children: Accurate Or Out Of Control?

Over the last ten years, the number of children diagnosed with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) in the United States has grown at an outrageous rate. Is this a result of more children legitimately suffering from the disease or an over-diagnoses from the medical industry? As reported in the New York Times, the Center for…

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Unveiling the World of Performance Enhancing Drugs

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Unveiling the World of Performance Enhancing Drugs

Recently, the public has heard a great deal about performance enhancing drugs, but many people may not know about these compounds or their side effects. A variety of drugs are used to increase the speed, strength and endurance of athletes. Who Uses Performance Enhancing Drugs? Professional athletes generally use performance-enhancing drugs when the competitive environment…

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High Altitude Training in the Andes

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High Altitude Training in the Andes

Before major tournaments or events, you’ll often hear that professional athletes have been doing some training at altitude, even when the tournament itself is taking place at or near sea-level. Why? Well, the progressively lower amounts of oxygen as you increase your altitude means that your body (and particularly your heart and lungs) have to…

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