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Human Growth Foundation


Contact Information

Kimberly Frye, Executive Director
997 Glen Cove Avenue, Suite 5
Glen Head, NY 11545

1-800-451-6434 (Voice - Toll-free),
516-671-4055 (FAX),

Internet Resources


Abstract

The Human Growth Foundation (HGF) is a national organization of volunteers concerned with child growth abnormalities, specifically dwarfism of all forms, whether caused by pituitary growth hormone deficiencies, Turner's syndrome, or bone disorders. The Foundation, created in 1965 by parents of children with severe growth problems, offers parent education and mutual support, supports research, and promotes public awareness of the physical and emotional problems of short-statured people. The core of founding parents has since been joined by medical persons (endocrinologists, pediatricians, and physicians) and researchers. HGF acts as a clearinghouse for families with growth problems and administers a medical research program.

Publications

The Foundation publishes brochures on achondroplasia, Turner's syndrome, growth hormone deficiency, precocious puberty, chronic renal insufficiency, and intrauterine growth retardation; there is a fee for some items. A free copy of "Growing Children: A Patient's Guide" is available.

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Notes

Specialized growth charts for measuring below the 3rd percentile are available to healthcare professionals.

Audit

Date Entered: 7/1/1998
Date Edited: 3/13/2013
Date Revised: 9/27/2011
Health Referral Number: HR1312
Accession Number: DP91A0639

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