Category Archives: Position Statements

Updates from Washington – Day 2

By admin

Thanks for following our posts about this quarter’s meeting of the Secretary’s Advisory Committee for Heritable Diseases in Newborns and Children! I am pleased to send more updates from this second day of meetings. Update on State Implementation of Screening … Continue reading

An Act Requiring Newborn Pulse Oximetry Screening For Congenital Heart Defects

By Laura Larks

AN ACT REQUIRING NEWBORN PULSE OXIMETRY SCREENING FOR CONGENITAL HEART DEFECTS Often viewed as a problem of adults, cardiovascular disease also exacts a terrible toll on the young. Congenital heart defects, are the No. 1 birth defect in the U.S. … Continue reading

Save Babies Through Screening Foundation Publishes Position Statement on Addition of Tests to the Uniform Newborn Screening Panel

By Jill Levy-Fisch

We at Save Babies Through Screening Foundation, Inc. are strongly in support of screening all babies for conditions that can be identified in newborns and treated most effectively if that treatment is started early in an infant’s life. We know, … Continue reading