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Growth, Bone, and Endocrine Disorders

Does your child seem much shorter - or much taller - than other kids his or her age? It could be normal. Some children may be small for their age but still be developing normally. Some children are short or tall because their parents are.

However some children have growth disorders.

 

Growth disorders are problems that prevent children from developing normal height, weight, sexual maturity or other features. Very slow or very fast growth can sometimes signal a gland problem or disease.

Learn more. Click each condition to read more about it. 

Questions about treatment, travel. and telehealth?  Look below. 

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ANSWERS FOR PATIENTS & AND CAREGIVERS

Safely dispose of Needles/Sharps Containers

Visit SafeNeedleDisposal.org to find a needle disposal location nearby.

Legal Resources for Special Needs

Disability Resources from the Department of Labor

 

The Genetic Information Nondiscrimination Act of 2008 (GINA)

GINA is a federal law that protects individuals from genetic discrimination in health insurance and employment.  Genetic discrimination is the misuse of genetic information.  This resource introduces GINA and its protections in health insurance and employment. 
 

TSA Rules for Flying with Disabilities and Medical Conditions

Click here for TSA guidelines on flying with medical conditions. It covers injectable medications, traveling with medical devices such as wheelchairs, crutches, and service dog rules.

Southwest Airlines Medical Transportation Grant Program (MTGP)

Southwest Airlines Medical Transportation Grant Program (MTGP) provides complimentary roundtrip tickets to nonprofit hospitals and medical transportation organizations. The program was created to provide much-needed assistance to medical patients and their family members traveling for specialized or life-changing medical care. Click here to learn more about the program and see if your local nonprofit hospital or medical transportation organization can help!

 

Angel Flight East (AFE)

Angel Flight East's mission is to facilitate free air transportation to children and adults who need medical treatment far from home.  Volunteer pilots use their aircraft and pay for all their missions' expenses. AFE’s footprint is from Virginia-Ohio-Maine, and for destinations beyond that, we link up with other volunteer pilot organizations. Click here to find out more about Angel Flight East.

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