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The Short Child

A Parents' Guide to the Causes, Consequences, and Treatment of Growth Problems

Paul Kaplowitz, MD,PhD, Jeffrey Baron, MD


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For the millions of parents concerned about their child's height, there is now an authoritative resource of comprehensive information to reassure and guide them in seeking help. This groundbreaking book by two of America's leading pediatric endocrinologists offers reliable guidance on the diagnosis and treatment of growth disorders, from helping parents determine whether their child's height is normal to understanding when it's necessary to seek the advice of a specialist. Parents will also learn about:

The role of genetics, nutrition, and hormones in their child's growth
The social and psychological impact of short stature
Methods for estimating the height a child will be as an adult
Important topics of concern to discuss with their child's doctors
Medical conditions that cause short stature

The most up-to-date research on treatment, including the controversial use of growth hormone-so you and your physician can decide what's right for your child.

Grand Central Life & Style, 9780446696524, 256pp.

Publication Date: June 6, 2006