Tag: newborn screening

Congenital heart defects: Can you lower your baby’s risk?

Congenital heart defects: Can you lower your baby’s risk?

Congenital heart defects (also called CHDs) are heart conditions that a baby is born with. These conditions can affect the heart’s shape or how it wor ...
April is National Autism Awareness Month

April is National Autism Awareness Month

Autism spectrum disorder (also called ASD) is a developmental disability that can cause major social, communication and behavior challenges. Some ...
How do I know if my baby has hearing loss?

How do I know if my baby has hearing loss?

Most babies are born being able to hear. But up to 3 in 1,000 babies in the U.S. are born with some kind of hearing loss each year.   Heari ...
Why newborn screening is important

Why newborn screening is important

Newborn screening tests check for rare but serious and mostly treatable conditions. Babies with these conditions often look healthy at birth. If a ...
Congenital heart defects: how do you know if your baby has one?

Congenital heart defects: how do you know if your baby has one?

Nearly 1 in 100 babies (about 1 percent or 40,000 babies) is born with a heart defect in the United States each year. About 4,800 babies each year are ...
What is newborn screening?

What is newborn screening?

Newborn screening looks for rare but serious and mostly treatable conditions. Babies with these conditions often look healthy at birth, but if the dis ...

What is tetralogy of Fallot?

You have probably heard about Jimmy Kimmel's baby, Billy, being born with a critical congenital heart defect called tetralogy of Fallot (TOF). Fortuna ...
Developmental screenings are helpful for early diagnoses

Developmental screenings are helpful for early diagnoses

Before your baby leaves the hospital, he receives a series of tests called newborn screening. These tests look for serious but rare conditions, includ ...
Hearing loss in babies

Hearing loss in babies

Hearing impairment is the decreased ability to hear and discriminate among sounds. It is one of the most common birth defects. We’re not sure what ...

Newborn screening: a personal story

All babies in the United States get newborn screening before they leave the hospital. Newborn screening looks for rare but serious and mostly treatabl ...