Toradol in sports: A culture change is needed Former Boston Red Sox closing pitcher Jonathan Papelbon may have opened up a can of worms with his remarks about his frequent use of the injectable anti-inflammatory drug Toradol (ketorolac) during his time with the Red Sox. Papelbon, who now plays for the Philadelphia Phillies, told ESPNBoston.com that several Red Sox players were frequently injected with the drug:

"It was kind of ...

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Would you consider a career as a singer if you had involuntary tics from Tourette Syndrome? Well, it apparently didn’t stop 20-year-old Contemporary Christian musician Jamie Grace. In fact, Grace attributes singing with helping her cope with her disease. And now she is being rewarded with a Grammy nomination for best contemporary Christian music song, Hold Me.  The song features TobyMac, who is a Grammy winning Christian recording and hip/hop artist. He ...

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For many celebrities, their livelihoods depend on their physical appearance and they rely on armies of personal assistants, schedulers, stylists, trainers and chefs to plan, manage and measure their diet and exercise regimens. Obviously, most of us don’t have the time or resources to diet and exercise like celebrities do, but new technologies are closing the gap. As an introduction to some of these new platforms and methods, we describe and ...

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Based on a survey conducted by the largest cosmetic surgery provider in the U.K., 76% of British women feel "depressed" about their appearance in January, related to an average weight gain of 11 pounds during December. Inquiries about cosmetic procedures peak on the third Monday in January, dubbed "Fat Day" in the U.K.. Most people will, of course, try various diet and exercise programs before resorting to cosmetic or
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When they first discovered the tumor in his pancreas in October 2003, his doctors told him an immediate operation was necessary, and could lead to a cure. As first reported by Peter Elkind in 2008, Jobs decided to think different, declined surgery, and explored alternative medicine treatments for his disease. Nine months later, in July 2004, the tumor had grown. Only then would he allow his doctors to operate. Would Steve Jobs be alive today had he consented to surgery when ...

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Golfer Phil Mickelson has had a rough year and a half. First, his wife and mother are diagnosed with breast cancer, and then he has a health scare of his own. Last year, after the US Open, Mickelson began to experience some troublesome symptoms. In an interview with Extra’s AJ Calloway, Mickelson opened up about what was going on: "After the U.S. Open last year, I wasn’t able to move. ...

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This past Presidents’ Day, I thought it would be a good idea to talk briefly about the role that smallpox played in the life of our first president and it’s important role in the American Revolution. For those who would like to learn about this in greater detail, I would highly recommend the book, Pox Americana: The Great Smallpox Epidemic of 1775-82, written by Elizabeth A. Fenn. In 1751, when George ...

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One of the "Crown Jewels" of the 2010 holiday movie season may be The King’s Speech.  The film centers on  Colin Firth, who plays King George VI of Britain, and Geoffrey Rush as Lionel Logue, the speech therapist who helps the king deal with his stutter. Born Albert Frederick Arthur George, the second son of King George V, he spent most of his early years out of the spotlight, which centered ...

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Many of our most popular stories are about diets and weight management. Did you know that some psychologists and psychiatrists would like to classify obesity as a brain disease? The reason for this is that there is mounting evidence that food, or certain types of food, can trigger the same addictive effects in the brain as drugs like heroin and cocaine. There is also substantial evidence that some people lose control over ...

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There’s a new bunch of bloodsuckers running rampant in cities all over the country. No, they’re not on a new vampire TV show or in a Twilight sequel. They’re bedbugs, and they’ve been showing up in droves in more and more cities across America. And despite what is commonly thought about them, bedbugs do not exist only in the poorest sections of town, they are showing up at 5-star hotels. That means ...

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