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Entries for June 2013

It's Podcast Friday with Science Writer Jessica Wapner and The Philadelphia Chromosome!
Cancer is a scary topic and today's podcast guest - Science Writer Jessica Wapner - brings us a new book (The Philadelphia Chromosome) that brings hope in the fight against cancer.  This book is a great story about a new way of fighting cancer using just a pill - yep, no chemotherapy or radiation treatments necessary - and it has a 85% effectiveness!


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Weekly Text Article! What if I Want My Inflammation? – The Effects of NSAIDs on Training Adaptations
Read the weekly text article "What if I Want My Inflammation? – The Effects of NSAIDs on Training Adaptations" by Andrew Jagim. "It makes sense right? It’s the day after a tough workout, you’re sore, it hurts to move but you have to move because you have another session with your trainer in two hours. So, what do you do? You pop some non-steroidal anti-inflammatories (NSAIDs) to take the edge off and get back out there for round 2! The question is: Is this doing more damage than good?"

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It's Podcast Friday with Journalist Patrick Hruby and NFL Concussions!
Concussions in sports have become a 'hot' topic and deservedly so because of the fact that concussions are brain injuries.  Journalist Patrick Hruby has been on the forefront of reporting on the dangers of concussions to NFL players' health.  This is a great podcast that might change your mind about the current NFL/player concussion lawsuits....Enjoy!

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Weekly Text Article! The $2 Performance Enhancing Supplement
Read the weekly text article "The $2 Performance-Enhancing Supplement" by Steve Bui. "If you look at any advertising in the media, you will notice constant bombardment by ads for performance enhancing supplements. The supplement industry is one of the most lucrative marketing fields. The promise of being able to perform bigger, faster, and stronger by drinking some special water, swallowing a small pill, or anything in between just sounds so appealing. Unfortunately, unbeknownst to the majority of consumers, most supplements do not work at all."

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It's Podcast Friday! with Dr. Jon Welty-Peachy and World Peace through Sport!
Dr. Jon Welty-Peachy joins us today in the podcast to chat about the role of Sport in society development.  Dr. Welty-Peachy does work in using sport to reconnect the homeless back to society as well as using sport to promote World peace.  This is a broad-ranging and deep conversation about how we can use sport as a tool to develop individuals and society.

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Weekly Text Article! Beyond Choice: The Tale of an Obese Girl
Read the weekly text article "Beyond Choice: The Tale of an Obese Girl" by Ann Amuta. "I always teased my obese friend, Molly, who grew up in the ‘hoods’ of Houston until she told me about her life’s journey to obesity and all the health complications that have ensued."

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Today is our 10th Anniversary! and to celebrate, we've got a special podcast with Dr. Jack Wilmore, the Founder and first Director of our Institute!  Dr. Wilmore is also one of the legendary figures in Exercise Physiology in the United States having published over 300 scientific articles and being at the forefront of so many different phases of the growth of Exercise Science from the 1960's to the 2000's.

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Weekly Text Article! Resistance Exercise: Turning the Bad into Good
Read the weekly text article "Resistance Exercise: Turning the Bad into Good" by Vincent C.W. Chen. "High fat and high cholesterol foods are delicious, but generally, they are not healthy. When we enjoy delicious meals that are high in fat and cholesterol, we are increasing the risks of obesity, diabetes, and cardiovascular diseases. However, does it really mean that we should not eat this kind of food at all?"

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