The prescription that makes you taller, and Carmelo.
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Incredible, must-listen This American Life story about large numbers of children in an unnamed upscale neighborhood being raised on human growth hormone (HGH). This is real and happening right now. Is it OK? That question feels pretty theoretical … but less so in sports. Rich kids can pay to be, on average, three inches taller. That’ll win you some games! And while HGH probably doesn’t cause long-term health issues, it might. It will be decades before anyone can be certain. This is the performance enhancing drug conundrum in a nutshell. Nagging safety concerns, and … changing who has what it takes to win. The business moves away from athletes and coaches and toward expensive, sometimes unethical doctors. (One of the ways Lance Armstrong won so many races was by finding doctor Michele Ferrari. Another way: reportedly paying Ferrari extra not to work for his rival…
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