Growth Hormones on Rise in Healthy Kids

For more than 30 years, Dr. Paul Desrosiers has treated children with growth disorders -- some of them life-threatening. But about once a month, an ambitious parent with cash to burn asks Desrosiers, a pediatric endrocrinologist in Florida, if he would be willing to give growth hormones to a short but otherwise healthy child. Desrosiers turns these patients away, but he says the requests still come. Just last week, the father of a young baseball player -- a 14-year-old who was already 5 feet...Full Story
Commenting on this article is closed.