The Short Child

A Parents' Guide to the Causes, Consequences, and Treatment of Growth Problems
By Paul Kaplowitz MD, PhD, Jeffrey Baron MD (Trade Paperback, 2006)
O YOU WORRY ABOUT YOUR CHILD'S GROWTH?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
    • Format: Trade Paperback

    • Price: $19.99 US/$22.99 CAN

    • ISBN-13: 9780446696524

    • On Sale Date: 06/06/2006

    • Publisher: Grand Central Publishing

    • Imprint: Grand Central Life & Style

    Formats Available: Trade Paperback, Electronic Book

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O YOU WORRY ABOUT YOUR CHILD'S GROWTH?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.

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The Short Child
  • Publisher: Grand Central Publishing
  • Price: $19.99 US/$22.99 CAN
  • Pages: 256
  • Physical Dimensions: 5-1/4" x 8"
  • Audio Run Time: 0
  • ISBN-13: 9780446696524
  • On Sale Date: 06/06/2006
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