Mar
02

TAYLOR HOOTON FOUNDATION FOUNDER APPLAUDS THE PUBLICATION OF BILL KASHATUS’ NEW BOOK, “SUICIDE SQUEEZE”

posted on March 2nd 2017 in All Blogs & Current Events & Taylor's Story with 0 Comments

Old Baseball and Bat

The tragic deaths of Taylor Hooton and Rob Garibaldi, because of their use of anabolic steroids, served as catalysts for the formation of the Taylor Hooton Foundation and have been documented in the new book, Suicide Squeeze (Temple University Press), by author and long-time educator, Bill Kashatus. “We are excited about the release of Bill […]

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Feb
10

Taylor’s Story: Part 1

posted on February 10th 2017 in All Blogs & Taylor's Story with 0 Comments

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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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Feb
07

How big is the youth APED problem? Vol. 2

posted on February 7th 2017 in All Blogs & The APED Problem with 0 Comments

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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Jan
20

The JAMA On Men’s Body Image Issues

posted on January 20th 2017 in All Blogs & Current Events with 0 Comments

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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Jan
17

How big is the youth APED problem? Vol. 1

posted on January 17th 2017 in All Blogs & The APED Problem with 0 Comments

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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Jan
12

Welcome to Our Brand New All Me League Blog

posted on January 12th 2017 in All Blogs & Education with 0 Comments

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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