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Newborn Screening Saves Lives; Inspires Hope


Newborn babies in Nebraska are being screened for congenital heart defects as a part of the newborn screening protocol, thanks to a law passed by the Nebraska legislature.  This simple, non-invasive screening can detect life-threatening heart defects before an infant goes home from the hospital.  Dr. Rob Spicer, clinical chief of surgery at Children’s Hospital & Medical Center, who helped pass the bill, said early diagnosis is essential. Improvements in technology and other efforts are helping doctors and families reach that goal. CLICK HERE to learn more about Heart Heroes, an organization that provides superhero capes to children with heart defects and raises awareness about the condition.

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