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  Growth House: Guide To Death, Dying, Grief, Bereavement, and End Of Life Resources
Growth House, Inc., provides this award-winning portal as your international gateway to resources for life-threatening illness and end of life care.
Growth House is a portal to the best materials from our partner organizations, including the full text of several books.
Growth House is pleased to be one of the recommended web sites on their links page.
www.growthhouse.org   (727 words)

  Growth Plate Injuries
The growth plate, also known as the epiphyseal plate or physis, is the area of growing tissue near the end of the long bones in children and adolescents.
Approximately half of all growth plate injuries occur in the lower end of the outer bone of the forearm (radius) at the wrist.
Although many growth plate injuries are caused by accidents that occur during play or athletic activity, growth plates are also susceptible to other disorders, such as bone infection, that can alter their normal growth and development.
healthlink.mcw.edu /article/926048658.html   (1579 words)

 Introduction to mycology
Exponential growth occurs only for a brief period as a hyphae branches are initiated, and then the new hypha extends at a linear rate into uncolonised regions of substrate.
The hyphal growth unit (G), which is the average length of hypha which is required to support tip growth, is defined a ratio between the total length of mycelium and the total number of tips.
Growth is a highly regulated process, and is affected by light, heat, changes in osmolarity, ionic strength of the media and by pressure.
www-micro.msb.le.ac.uk /224/myc1.html   (2182 words)

 GROWTH   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
There are two kinds of growth phenomena, (1) growth in numerority, e.g., population growth or growth in the number of cars produced, and (2) growth in structure, e.g., growth of a crystal or of an enterprise.
Growth (a) by nucleation: in any system, a structure has a minimum size below which it cannot exist above which it may expand, (b) by autocatalysis or (c) according to some kind of plan, e.g., by the rewrite rules of a grammar, or by the dna (see development, embryogenesis).
In complex systems, (d) structural growth is likely to effect the parts of a system differentially, creating lags and stresses which call either (e) for compensatory activities, e.g., crisis intervention or conflict resolution by a government, or (f) for mediating devices, e.g., exchange networkS or communication technology.
pespmc1.vub.ac.be /ASC/GROWTH.html   (204 words)

 HGF - Patterns of Growth   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
A common variant of the usual growth pattern occurs when a child is shorter than average for most of his or her life, then is late entering puberty.
It is not unusual for this type of growth pattern to run in families - often a father remembers that he didn't have his growth spurt or begin shaving until much later than other boys his age or a mother remembers being late starting her periods.
Growth hormone deficiency may result from abnormal formation of the pituitary gland or hypothalamus, or damage to one of these areas occurring during or after birth.
www.hgfound.org /patterns.html   (2813 words)

 Economic growth - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
During much of the "Mercantilist" period, growth was seen as involving an increase in the total amount of specie, that is circulating medium such as silver and gold, under the control of the state.
The modern conception of economic growth began with the critique of Mercantilism, especially by the physiocrats and with the Scottish Enlightenment thinkers such as David Hume and Adam Smith, and the foundation of the discipline of modern political economy.
The long-run path of economic growth is one of the central questions of economics; in spite of the problems of measurement, an increase in GDP of a country is generally taken as an increase in the standard of living of its inhabitants.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Economic_growth   (2320 words)

 Personal Growth.
Growth is the expansion of personal truth in the direction of spiritual reality.
This opportunity for learning and growth is part of the reason that we tend to hook up with people of the opposite sex and do things in couples.
With each growth step, there is a very noticeable lessening of the negative emotions that relate to fear and anger.
www.lovesedona.com /03.htm   (2075 words)

 MedlinePlus Drug Information: Growth Hormone (Systemic)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
Growth hormone is naturally produced by the pituitary gland and is necessary to stimulate growth in children.
Growth hormone is also used in adults to treat growth failure and to treat weight loss caused by acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDS).
If growth hormone is given to children or adults with normal growth, who do not need growth hormone, serious unwanted effects may occur because levels in the body become too high.
www.nlm.nih.gov /medlineplus/druginfo/uspdi/202269.html   (1990 words)

 Growth Problems
People who have constitutional growth delay are often referred to as "late bloomers." If a doctor suspects constitutional growth delay in a kid or teen, he or she might take X-rays of bones and compare them with X-rays of what's considered average for their age.
The cause of growth hormone deficiency can be an underdeveloped, damaged, or malfunctioning pituitary gland or hypothalamus, which can happen before or during birth or can be caused later by an accident or trauma or certain diseases.
Recently, growth hormone treatment has been approved for some kids and teens who are not growth hormone deficient but who appear to be headed for a very short adult height (under 5 feet, 4 inches [1.6 meters] for boys and under 4 feet, 11 inches [1.5 meters] for girls).
kidshealth.org /teen/diseases_conditions/growth/growth_hormone.html   (1579 words)

 Questions and Answers About Growth Plate Injuries   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
While growth plate injuries are caused by an acute event, such as a fall or a blow to a limb, chronic injuries can also result from overuse.
Because injuries to the growth plate may be hard to see on x ray, an x ray of the noninjured side of the body may be taken so the two sides can be compared.
To improve the early diagnosis of growth plate injuries, the National Institute of Arthritis and Musculosketetal and Skin Diseases (NIAMS) is supporting a study to evaluate the use of MRI to visualize young bones and enable prompt, appropriate treatment.
www.niams.nih.gov /hi/topics/growth_plate/growth.htm   (2818 words)

 Boston.com / News / Boston Globe / Editorial / Opinion / Op-ed / Growth without benefits
Even with the highest growth rate since the mid-1980s, the economy shed another 41,000 jobs in the third quarter and has lost 2.7 million jobs since Bush took office.
The higher growth rates will increase government revenues, but not nearly enough to compensate for the losses created by the immense tax cuts on the wealthy that take effect in 2004 and 2005.
More normal growth rates of 3 to 4 percent will keep interest rates low but are not sufficient to produce plenty of good jobs.
www.boston.com /news/globe/editorial_opinion/oped/articles/2003/11/05/growth_without_benefits   (810 words)

 EPA Smart Growth: About Smart Growth
Smart growth is development that serves the economy, the community, and the environment.
Though supportive of growth, communities are questioning the economic costs of abandoning infrastructure in the city and rebuilding it further out.
Smart growth in new developments is more town centered, is auto-accessible but also accommodates transit and pedestrian activity, and has a greater mix of housing, commercial and retail uses.
www.epa.gov /smartgrowth/about_sg.htm   (2436 words)

 Microbial Growth   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
When a microbiologist speaks of microbial growth it is usually increase in cell number that she is after.
Exponential growth is a physiological state marked by back-to-back division cycles such that the population doubles in number every generation time.
Note that during exponential growth there is no change in average cell mass, though individuals cells are constantly changing in mass as they increase in mass, then divide thus rapidly decreasing in mass (while increasing in number).
www.mansfield.ohio-state.edu /~sabedon/biol2025.htm   (2779 words)

 Your Child's Growth
Given all the growth that occurs in the first year of life, new parents may be surprised when their child doesn't continue to grow through the roof.
This growth spurt is associated with sexual development, which includes the appearance of pubic and underarm hair, the growth and development of sex organs, and in girls, the onset of menstruation.
The doctor may choose to monitor your child's growth more frequently on a growth chart or refer your child to a pediatric endocrinologist (a doctor specializing in growth disorders) for further evaluation.
kidshealth.org /parent/growth/growing/childs_growth.html   (1090 words)

 Growth:Topic   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
The OECD conducts extensive monitoring and analysis of economic growth.
In May 2001 it reported to OECD Ministers in response to their request to analyse the causes underlying differences in growth performance in OECD countries and identify factors, institutions and policies that could enhance longer term growth prospects.
With a number of the world’s most advanced countries finally shaking off the sluggish economic growth of recent years, now is the time to step up, not slacken, the pace of reform, according to the latest edition of the OECD's annual Going for Growth report.
www.oecd.org /topic/0,2686,en_2649_37451_1_1_1_1_37451,00.html   (267 words)

 Smart Growth
Discusses the concept of a “greenprint” for growth that seeks to identify desirable lands for conservation, such as sites for parks and recreation, farms, wildlife habitat, watersheds and historic or scenic landscapes.
Addresses the difference between growth and development, the reasons communities seek growth, the ways in which local governments unwittingly worsen growth problems in their attempts to solve them, and how communities can develop viable local economies without growth.
A report that contrasts the causes and results of sprawl with the characteristics of smart growth development that serves the economy, the environment, and the community.
www.oznet.ksu.edu /urbanwater/smart_growth.html   (1413 words)

 City of Austin - Smart Growth Home Page
The tenets of the City's Smart Growth initiative were consistent with the general poilicies of Austin Tomorrow, discouraging growth in the west to protect Austin's water supply and growing the city's boundaries in the east, taking into account geographical and utility constraints.
"Smart Growth" is a term that describes the efforts of communities across the United States to manage and direct growth in a way that minimizes damage to the environment and builds livable towns and cities.
Smart Growth argues that these problems are two sides of the same coin, with the neglect of our central cities fueling the growth and related problems of the suburbs.
www.ci.austin.tx.us /smartgrowth   (736 words)

 Growth Without Growth: An Alternative Economic Development Goal For Metropolitan Areas   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
Some argue that population growth is not an appropriate indicator of the economic health of metropolitan areas since negative effects such as increased traffic congestion, rising home prices and loss of open space are often associated with such growth.
Per capita income growth may be closer to policy makers' true goal: to improve the economic welfare of its constituents.
It analyzes long-term population and per capita income growth trends in the 100 largest metropolitan areas, categorizes these metro areas by their ability to achieve income growth without adding more people, and determines policy implications for regional economic development strategies.
www.brookings.edu /metro/publications/gottliebexsum.htm   (252 words)

 The Washington Monthly
It's quite possible to have strong GDP growth that still leaves two-thirds of the country stagnant — which is roughly what's happened for the past 30 years — but it's almost impossible to have strong median wage growth and not also have a booming economy.
Growth is not just about GDP growth, it is also about the direction in which the ENTIRE country is moving...
Growth, weather measured in GDP or median wage, is essentially meaningless in the long run if the depletion of our resources are not accounted for.
www.washingtonmonthly.com /archives/individual/2005_11/007522.php   (7369 words)

 Academic Performance Index (API) Growth Report
In order to meet federal requirements of No Child Left Behind, a 2003 API (Growth) is posted even if a school or district had no 2002 API (Base) or if a school had significant population changes from 2002 to 2003.
However, the presentation of growth targets and actual growth would not be appropriate and, therefore, are omitted.
The AYP requirement for the API is: a 2003 API (Growth) score of 560, or a one-point increase from 2002 API (Base) to 2003 API (Growth).
api.cde.ca.gov /reports/API/2003Grth_Sch.asp?SchCode=6099402&...   (548 words)

 Smart Growth
The Washington Growth Management Act is consistent with a Smart Growth approach in that the state law mandates that growth be directed into Urban Growth Areas where services already exist.
Smart Growth can be used to revitalize urban areas so that many benefits, including lifestyle benefits, can help our growth laws succeed and reduce the economic, environmental, and aesthetic costs of sprawl as our population grows.
Smart Growth Online is a web-based catalogue of Smart Growth related news, events, information and resources developed and funded through a cooperative agreement between the US EPA and the Sustainable Communities Network.
www.psat.wa.gov /Programs/Smartgrowth.htm   (581 words)

 Growth - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Growth can mean increase in spatial number or complexity for concrete entities in time or increase in some other dimension for abstract or hard-to-measure entities.
It can also refer to the mode of growth, i.e.
For financial growth due to simple interest or compound interest see Interest
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Growth   (119 words)

draw a growth curve and explain what is occuring during the growth cycle of a bacterial population in batch culture
Growth yield is the amount of cells produced at end of exponential growth
Describe three ways in which our current knowledge of encouraging microbial growth affects something in your life and three ways in which our current knowledge of interfering with microbial growth affects something in your life.
biology.fullerton.edu /biol302/growth.html   (323 words)

 Kids' Hormones: A Growth Industry , Kids Can Take Growth Hormones To Make Them Taller - CBS News
What’s different now is that last summer the FDA voted to approve Eli Lilly’s growth hormone, Humatrope, for healthy children who do produce the hormone, but are still in the shortest 1.2 percent of their age group.
Tests indicated Michael was producing adequate levels of growth hormone, but x-rays of his bones revealed his adult height would probably be only 5 feet 5 inches.
The FDA's approval of human growth hormone for use in healthy children was based on studies presented by Eli Lilly.
www.cbsnews.com /stories/2003/11/18/60II/main584265.shtml   (1849 words)

 Childhood Growth and Development
This is especially important for girls as they begin puberty and experience their growth spurt.
During a child’s growth spurt, rapid growth decreases a child’s flexibility putting a child at greater risk for sprains and strains.
During a child’s growth spurt, rapid growth decreases a child’s flexibility putting a child at risk for sprains and strains.
research.marshfieldclinic.org /children/resources/ChildhoodGrowth.htm   (747 words)

 Smart Growth: Environmental Protection Agency
Thirty-two national organizations, representing the diverse interests of the SGN, have approved "This Is Smart Growth." The publication describes how, when done well, development can help create more economic opportunities, build great places where people want to live and visit, preserve the qualities people love about their communities, and protect environmental resources.
The city of Chicago is a smart growth and brownfields grantee.
Both primers are part of the ongoing series by ICMA and the Smart Growth Network, and describe concrete techniques of putting the ten smart growth principles into practice.
www.epa.gov /smartgrowth   (1083 words)

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