PHOENIX, AZ - MAY 13:  Anthony Rendon #6 of the Washington Nationals hits a single against the Arizona Diamondbacks during the eighth inning of the MLB game at Chase Field on May 13, 2014 in Phoenix, Arizona. The Diamondbacks defeated the Nationals 3-1.  (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)

10 Feb 2017

Taylor’s Story: Part 1

posted on 10 Feb 2017 in All Blogs

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Taylor, my youngest son, was two weeks past his 17th birthday when he committed suicide. His mom found him hanging on the door in his bedroom with two belts fashioned into a noose. Taylor, a 6’3″, 175-pound pitcher at Plano West High School in Plano, TX, appeared to have everything a teenager could desire: popularity, […]
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7 Feb 2017

How big is the youth APED problem? Vol. 2

posted on 7 Feb 2017 in All Blogs

High School Volleyball Match In Gymnasium
In my first blog post on this subject, I shared the most current data that exists on anabolic steroid usage among high school students. To review, the current data shows that about 7% of high school students admit to using anabolic steroids. Let’s look at some associated data that makes this high school data more […]
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20 Jan 2017

The JAMA On Men’s Body Image Issues

posted on 20 Jan 2017 in All Blogs

Body Image weightlifting
Current Events: “More research is needed to address the critical health problems associated with the use of anabolic-androgenic steroids among American men.” When our son Taylor died in 2003, we had taken him to three different doctors in the weeks/months leading up to his death. A family physician, a dermatologist and a psychiatrist. Two of […]
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17 Jan 2017

How big is the youth APED problem? Vol. 1

posted on 17 Jan 2017 in All Blogs

High School Basketball Team Playing Game
Market research shows that few adults are aware of the scope of the youth anabolic steroid problem. Most believe that steroid use is limited to professional athletes. Few are aware that so many of our high school and college students are actively using Appearance and Performance Enhancing Drugs (APEDs) like anabolic steroids and other similar […]
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12 Jan 2017

Welcome to Our Brand New All Me League Blog

posted on 12 Jan 2017 in All Blogs

Steroid Injection
As the widely recognized national leader on the topic of youth Appearance and Performance Enhancing Drug (APED) use by youth, I feel it is way past time that we create a place where we can share our insights and opinions into the ever-increasing APED problem. 13 years after losing our 17 year-old son, Taylor, to […]
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