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8:46 am
Thu December 26, 2013

Newscast for December 26, 2013

News coverage from the KBIA newsroom, including:

  • Mo. to start screening newborns for heart disease
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Science, Health and Technology
7:55 am
Thu December 26, 2013

Mo. to start screening newborns for heart disease

Credit Alex E. Proimos / FLICKR

Missouri is preparing to start screening every newborn baby for a heart disease that can cause developmental delays or death if left untreated.

The screenings for critical congenital heart disease are required under a new state law that takes effect Jan. 1.

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Politics
8:41 am
Thu May 9, 2013

Mo. bill to mandate newborn heart screening

Health authorities are investigating a possible link between the infection of a Missouri newborn and the formula powder he was fed.
(Flickr/brokinhrt2)

Missouri lawmakers have voted to mandate another health screening for newborn babies.

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.

Parents could opt out if they sign a written statement saying the screening conflicts with their religious beliefs.