May
19

Suicide Is Never a Joke

posted on May 19th 2017 in All Blogs & Current Events with 0 Comments

Aaron Hernandez

In the wake of the recent death by suicide of famed NFL player and prisoner Aaron Hernandez, a number of citizens took to the airwaves and pages of various media to post sarcasm and jokes about his death. As the father of a young man whose life was cut short by suicide, I can tell […]

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May
05

Experts in Washington D.C. Examine the Steroid Epidemic

posted on May 5th 2017 in All Blogs & Current Events with 0 Comments

Hidden In Plain Sight

The Taylor Hooton Foundation hosted a forum in Washington, D.C. on April 27 to address the urgent need for progress in research, diagnosis and treatment of users of anabolic steroids, dietary supplements, and other Appearance and Performance Enhancing Substances. A number of the world’s experts on this topic gathered at the National Press Club to […]

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Apr
12

Body Positivity and the Fight against Appearance and Performance Enhancing Drugs 

posted on April 12th 2017 in All Blogs & Current Events with 0 Comments

Body Positivity

It’s become increasingly clear that appearance and performance enhancing drugs are not just for professional, or even student-athletes. The average age for first time anabolic steroid users is only 15 years old High school girls are the fastest growing user group. The top three reasons that young people report that they turn to these substances […]

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Mar
24

#AllMePEDFree at Spring Training in Arizona

posted on March 24th 2017 in All Blogs & Current Events with 0 Comments

Greetings from Arizona! Another year to visit the Phoenix area to visit with those MLB teams that are members of the Cactus League. In particular, we are here to meet with members of our All Me League Advisory Board. Our day started with free breakfast in the lobby of the Holiday Inn Express in Tempe. […]

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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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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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