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Growth Charts, Booklets & Books

GROWTH CHARTS
One copy of each chart (males and females) is free.  To obtain copies, and for pricing information on multiple copies of the growth charts, please, call the HGF office at (800) 451-6434.

BOOKLETS

Patterns of GrowthAn excellent overview of a child’s growth patterns.

Child Growth Hormone Deficiency: An easy to read booklet that explains how growth hormone deficiency occurs.

Insulin-Like Growth Factor I Deficiency:  When one does not grow and develop with adequate growth hormone, the reason may be IGF-I deficiency.


Achondroplasia: Discusses the most common form of the bone disorders chondrodystrophies which are associated with dwarfism. 

Precocious Puberty: Information for FamiliesYour child has been diagnosed with precocious puberty. This booklet has been written to help to understand more about normal as well as precocious (early) puberty. It will allow you to become more familiar with some of the medical terms you will hear and will address Deficiency issues and concerns shared by most parents. ( Not Currently Available)

Turner Syndrome: The hows and whys of the missing X chromosome, and treatment with growth hormone.

Help Children Grow: An informative overview of the  HUMAN GROWTH FOUNDATION and how we help children with growth disorders. (Not Currently Available)

Septo-Optic Dysplasia: Septo-optic dysplasia (SOD), a congenital malformation syndrome involving underdevelopment of the optic nerve and the absence of a midline part of the brain, for which growth hormone treatment may be necessary. (Not Currently Available)

BOOKS

AVAILABLE AT NO COST TO HGF MEMBERS

 Short and OK: A psychosocial guide for parents of short children.

Ready For School:
Advice for parents of pre-schoolers and school-aged children.

Growing Children:
A Parent’s Guide: A comprehensive guide to growth and development in children. (1), (2)

Growth Hormone Deficiency: What to Expect (Not available)
An overview of possible physical and psychological side effects of growth hormone therapy.

Turner Syndrome: (Not currently available)
An introduction to Turner syndrome in children

Short Stuff: A child’s view of growth hormone Deficiency: (Not available; out of print.)

Legend: (1) = Available in Spanish; (2) = Available to members of the  HUMAN GROWTH FOUNDATION (individual/family : $50/yr) JOIN NOW

BOOKS FOR PURCHASE FROM HGF

The following publications are available at a nominal fee. (Due to the cost of shipping, International requests will be required to pre-pay.) Please call (800) 451-6434 for more information. HGF members receive a $2.00 discount on the available books, with the exception of Good Food to Grow On. 

Good Food to Grow On –  HUMAN GROWTH FOUNDATION
A collection of treasured family recipes, contributed by HGF members and friends: $9.95

Practical Bone Growth – James W. Pritchett, M.D. (Not available; out of print.)
This is a book of useful information about bone growth from infancy through old age. The object of the book is to present – in understandable terms – bone changes that occur throughout life. Chapters on growth assessment, diagnosis, and testing lay a strong foundation for recognizing and predicting normal and abnormal bone growth. Dr. Pritchett is an internationally published researcher on growth prediction, bone lengthening and the use of growth hormone: $21.95

Understanding Growth Hormone – Neil Shulman, M.D. and Letitia Sweitzer (Not available; out of print.)

This book, written for the layman in an informative and entertaining way, takes the reader through the field of hormone study in a fascinating medical journey of discovery and revelation: $21.95

HGF GROWTH MESSENGER ARCHIVE 2000-2009.

Formerly, the HGF FOURTH FRIDAY, the HGF GROWTH MESSENGER was published quarterly between 2000-2009 and distributed to HGF members by U.S. mail. Click here for the Archive.