18 Jan 2013
Advocate Creates Video for Congenital Heart Disease Screening Using Pulse Oximetry
Donna Ryan, Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) student and You’re the Cure advocate has created a great video to help explain the importance of congenital heart disease (CHD) screening using pulse oximetry. Donna is taking a health policy course and...
6 Dec 2012
Building Momentum: Let's Keep Infant Screening Moving
Monday December 10th will be a pivotal date in the potential advancement of policy to save infants born with Congenital Heart Defects (CHD). That's the date the Child Fatality Task Force (CFTF) meets to decide whether or not to add...
31 Oct 2012
Pulse Oximetry Screening Saved Joshua
When Joshua Lemacks was born via c-section, his parents knew ahead of time that there was a problem. He was immediately whisked away to the hospital next door for his first of three open-heart surgeries. His mother, Jodi says, ”The...
30 Oct 2012
Pulse Ox Screening Saves Baby From the Unexpected
When Shannon Smith went in for her scheduled C-section she thought she had little to worry about other than the pain of that awful needle for the anesthetic. Her husband was with her, she felt confidence in her OB doctor,...
30 Jul 2012
Newborn Pulse Ox Bill Passes!
Thanks in large part to volunteer outreach to lawmakers and a fantastic group of "Heart Moms," a bill that will save the lives of many of West Virginia's smallest citizens passed the legislature and was signed by Governor Tomblin this...