• Newborn screening tests for disease and saves a life

    1 month ago - By WGN TV

    All newborns undergo screening. They're tested for dozens of conditions. But it took a decade-long fight to add one particular neurological disease to the list in Illinois. Now parents are speaking out and grateful for the chance for early detection and treatment. And their pledging to convince more states to join the fight.
    Seventy days and counting -that's how long baby Nico has been at Lurie Children's. If not for the standard heel prick and drop of blood used to run a newborn screening test, the 4-month-old wouldn't be at the hospital. Instead, he'd slowly be deteriorating at home with...
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