From the Editor’s Desk
The US economy continues to struggle and with it the support for independent educational journals such as GGH. Although this journal has not been published quarterly on a regular basis due to lack of financial support, our readership accessed the GGH website with impressive regularity. Thus, an average of 636 distinct viewers accessed articles from the journal every single day this year. This journal’s website serves the needs of those who use it as a resource for their educational activities and reference sources. This continued interest of the subscribers to the journal motivated our editorial board to go forward with the publication of this issue.
A new format was instituted; the editorial board prepared each of their articles from high impact papers published in the literature since last year. Additionally I have extracted papers presented at the ENDO 2010 (The Endocrine Society annual meeting, San Diego, California, USA, June 19-22, 2010) considered to be of interest to GGH readers and not otherwise presented/discussed in other pediatric venues. Also I have added pertinent comments to all the articles.
The publication of this issue marks the 26th anniversary since the inception of GGH; a word of thanks to the editorial board for their voluntary participation. Also, an acknowledgment of the 11,000 subscribers of GGH is in order. Your interest in the journal makes our efforts worthwhile and has kept us going in the hope that when the economic slump can be cured we will be able to elicit appropriate financial support to bring to the readership continuous, unbiased, and regular issues of the journal.