Dwarfism occurs when an organism is exceptionally small. In cases of proportionate dwarfism , both the limbs and torso are unusually small. Intelligence is usually normal, and most have a nearly normal life expectancy. Those with genetic disorders can sometimes be treated with surgery or physical therapy. Hormone disorders can also be treated with growth hormone therapy before the child's growth plates fuse.
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The following exchange, reprinted here in its entirety, began with an e-mail to Ebert's Movie Answer Man column. As a writer you are aware of the power of words. The use of the word midget is, for Little People, equated with any other hate word someone might use to describe a minority group. I simply ask you: if you were to see Little People children would you take away their humanity in the same way with the use of such a hate word? I can respect a yes answer but I cannot respect the person who answers yes. I had no idea the word "midget" was considered offensive, and you are the only person who has ever written to me about it. In my mind it is a descriptive term, like "dwarf.
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Her publicist Liz Dixson confirmed the news in a statement published on Ross's Instagram account. The statement, issued "with profound sadness", said Ross "had succumbed to injuries from a tragic hit-and-run car accident". The show, which airs on the Lifetime channel in the UK, follows the lives of a group of women with dwarfism.
The ultimate stage of stellar evolution for many stars is a black dwarf. Because they emit no heat or light, these objects would be a challenge to detect if they existed today. However, black dwarfs take quadrillions of years to form. At less than 14 billion years old, the universe is still too young to have created any black dwarfs.