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Hospitals now required to screen newborns for congenital heart disease

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By Brittany Bade

Monday, April 28, 2014
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Congenital heart problems are among the most common of birth defects, but the potentially fatal problems show almost no physical symptoms. So advocates are hailing a new state law requiring that newborns get screened for the defect before leaving the hospital. Cronkite News reporter Brittany Bade has details on the law.

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