January 16, 2020

Understanding Birth Defects, Risks, and Screening and Prevention Options

Whether a woman is expecting her first baby or has welcomed multiple children into the world, her pregnancy involves many considerations, from the light — such as picking a name and plotting out the perfect nursery — to the serious — such as getting recommended care and screening for birth defects. “Even with something that…

Child Development, Infant Health, Maternal-Fetal Medicine
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September 9, 2019

The Newborn Screening Program: Supporting a Healthier Start to Life

For babies born in California, one of the most important health assessments of their lives happens within two days of birth. Through the Newborn Screening Program, a division of the California Department of Public Health’s Genetic Disease Screening Program, infants are evaluated for more than 80 genetic disorders in order to support early health care…

Infant Health
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