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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 ...
Maternal PKU

Maternal PKU

PKU or phenylketonuria is a condition in which your body can’t break down an amino acid called phenylalanine. In the US, about 3,000 women of child ...
World Sickle Cell Day

World Sickle Cell Day

Sickle cell disease (also called SCD) is an inherited condition that affects the red blood cells. Red blood cells carry oxygen to the rest of your bod ...
Newborn screening for Pompe disease

Newborn screening for Pompe disease

Early detection for Pompe disease through newborn screening will allow affected infants to receive prompt life-saving medical interventions. March of ...