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American Agenda (Med.: Growth Hormones For Children) #124087

ABC Evening News for Monday, Aug 07, 1989
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(Studio: Sam Donaldson) Report introduced.

(No location given: Tim Johnson) Issue of use of growth hormones by children featured; case of Dominick Magallanes, who was born with Growth Hormone Deficiency (GHD) condition and has been treated with synthetic growth hormones, cited as example [UCSF medical center Dr. Selna KAPLAN - says GHD children wind up about four feet tall.] [Mother Simone MAGALLANES - comments.] Controversy over use of hormones for children who are of short stature, but not suffering from a hormone deficiency, examined. [University of Chicago medical center Dr. John LANTOS - says it is cosmetic therapy.] Case of shorter twin receiving growth hormone cited. [Father Dr. Kimball BIXENSTINE, son Andy BIXENSTINE - comment on boy's height.] [UCSF medical ctr. Dr. Melvin CRUMBACH - says we don't know what synthetic hormones will do.] [Cleveland Clinic Fndn. Dr. Geoffrey REDMOND - says hormones should not be available to children who don't need them.]

Donaldson, Sam;
Johnson, Tim

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