March of Dimes Report Card: Newborn screenings up

September 2007
State Health Watch;Sep2007, Vol. 14 Issue 9, p11
The article deals with statistical data which revealed that newborns requiring medical screening for life-threatening disorders have increased, according to the March of Dimes Newborn Screening Report Card in 2005. A recommendation from the American College of Medical Genetics supports the medical screening of newborns from 29 genetic or functional disorders. It records that within the four-year medical screening advocacy, the percentage of babies who underwent medical screening increased to 87.5%.


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