The Athlete's Dilemma : sacrificing health for wealth and fame by
Call Number: Library Third Floor Stacks RC1235 .P37 2017
Publication Date: 2017
"The Athlete's Dilemma provides a broad perspective on the health risks prevalent in sports and what can be done to reduce these risks in the future. Accessibly written yet carefully researched, this book will be of interest to athletes of all levels, sports fans, academics, and health professionals."
TABLE OF CONTENTS: Pain, injuries, drugs, and team doctors. Real men play hurt -- Teammates, coaches, fans, and other unhealthy influences -- RG3's painful stay in Washington -- The pitfalls of team-directed medical care -- Performance enhancing substances : the perilous search for the holy grail. Performance enhancing measures : the good, the bad, and the ugly -- Baseball's tarnished legacy -- Football's brazen lack of compliance -- Cycling, Olympic sports, and WADA -- The laissez-faire approach to doping in tennis -- The IOC, WADA, IAAF, and state-sponsored doping in Russia -- Regulating PEDs to promote athletes' health -- Physical and mental impairments. A litany of sports-related impairments -- Concussions in the NFL : myths, deceptions, denials, and lies -- Concussion related lawsuits filed against the NFL -- Football's unholy trinity: brain traumas, bounties, and deliberate injuries -- Children playing football: the NFL's Achilles heel -- Following suit : concussions in the NHL and NCAA football -- Concussion concerns for female athletes -- Brain and other severe injuries in baseball -- Why elite athletes sacrifice their health. Performance-risk rewards undermine health -- Arm injuries to elite young pitchers in baseball -- Football injuries in the NFL and college -- The NCAA provides shamefully inadequate health care for its student-athletes -- Stigma, stereotypes, and secrecy undermine athletes' mental health -- Conclusion: Protecting athletes' health in cartel governed sports