Tag Archive: Growth Center

Jan 07 2016

Study Reveals Why Some Families Seek Medical Care for Short Stature

Although growth failure in children is a sensitive sign that an underlying health problem may be occurring, short stature itself is not a disease. So researchers at The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia wanted to identify the factors that influence families to seek medical care for short stature, which in some cases includes giving a child nightly injections of human growth hormone.

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