newborn babies http://kbia.org en Newscast for December 26, 2013 http://kbia.org/post/newscast-december-26-2013 <p>News coverage from the KBIA newsroom, including:</p><ul><li>Mo. to start screening newborns for heart disease</li><li>Nixon Makes Christmas Eve 'Gift' By Releasing $40 Million For Spending</li><li>Farmers prepare for another year without a farm bill Thu, 26 Dec 2013 14:46:07 +0000 Rehman Tungekar 45842 at http://kbia.org Mo. to start screening newborns for heart disease http://kbia.org/post/mo-start-screening-newborns-heart-disease <p></p><p>Missouri is preparing to start screening every newborn baby for a heart disease that can cause developmental delays or death if left untreated.</p><p>The screenings for critical congenital heart disease are required under a new state law that takes effect Jan. 1.</p><p> Thu, 26 Dec 2013 13:55:46 +0000 Associated Press 45838 at http://kbia.org Mo. to start screening newborns for heart disease Mo. bill to mandate newborn heart screening http://kbia.org/post/mo-bill-mandate-newborn-heart-screening <p>Missouri lawmakers have voted to mandate another health screening for newborn babies.</p><p>Legislators gave final approval Wednesday to a measure that will require infants to be screened for critical congenital heart disease within 48 hours of birth or before they are discharged from hospitals. The new mandate would begin for babies born in Missouri in 2014.</p><p>Parents could opt out if they sign a written statement saying the screening conflicts with their religious beliefs.</p> Thu, 09 May 2013 13:41:48 +0000 Associated Press 33435 at http://kbia.org Mo. bill to mandate newborn heart screening