What to know about new­born screen­ings

The Progress-Index Weekend - - HEALTH -

The U.S. De­part­ment of Health and Hu­man Ser­vices rec­om­mends states screen all new­borns for 34 dif­fer­ent con­di­tions, in­clud­ing cys­tic fi­bro­sis, hear­ing loss, se­vere com­bined im­muno de­fi­cien­cies and sickle cell ane­mia.

While new­born screen­ings can’t di­ag­nose a prob­lem, they can give par­ents and doc­tors the chance to de­tect and ad­dress a pos­si­ble prob­lem right away — be­fore the baby even leaves the hos­pi­tal.

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