Medicine in Sports and Fitness

This month’s issue on medicine in sports and fitness aims to help our readers better understand the ethical problems unique to sports medicine, such as the physician's duties to the patient-athlete; learn about ethical situations where the immediate performance goals of the athlete may affect his or her health over a long term or permanently; understand the physician's role in advocating and promoting physical activity for health, especially when lifestyles require adding exercise to a patient's routine; understand the problem of performance-enhancing drugs and related ethical dilemmas; and learn about possible conflicts of interest between the physician's duty to the patient's health and contractual interests as a team physician.

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