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A snapshot of sports' medical dilemma

Updated: November 13, 2002, 9:56 AM ET
By Tom Farrey | ESPN.com

In May, the organization that markets itself as the official medical provider for the St. Louis Cardinals placed on its Web site a publicity article in which the team doctor offered advice to the little league community on avoiding injuries. To establish the credibility of Dr. George A. Paletta, the bulletin from Washington University in St. Louis cited his relationship with the locally popular baseball team, and included a photo of him with one of the players under his care during spring training.

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