The Female Athlete Triad

The Female Athlete Triad By Laurence Mermelstein, M.D. Over the last 30 years, the numbers of girls and women participating in competitive sports has increased exponentially. With the passing of Title IX in 1972, the numbers of girls competing in high school and collegiate sports has increased over ten times.  Along with these numbers has …

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Performance Enhancing Drugs In High School

PERFORMANCE ENHANCING DRUGS IN HIGH SCHOOL Laurence Mermelstein, M.D. There are a fair amount of people who continue to remain ambivalent regarding athletes like Roger Clemens and Barry Bonds and their involvement with performance enhancing drugs (PED’s).  Many fans feel that whatever the professional athletes want to put in their bodies is their business. Besides, …

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