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Comparing Human Growth Hormone, Steroids

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Comparing Human Growth Hormone, Steroids

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Comparing Human Growth Hormone, Steroids

Comparing Human Growth Hormone, Steroids

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Human growth hormone has been in the news recently because of the Mitchell Report on doping in Major League Baseball. HGH is one of the illegal substances used by baseball players, but it sometimes gets lumped together with steroids. Pediatric endocrinologist Alan Rogol explains how the drug can help and or harm athletes. Rogol talks with Melissa Block.