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Newborn Screening is Important for Your Baby
Learn why newborn screening is important for your baby.
(Published: September 15, 2014)

Newborn Screening: Saving Lives for 50 Years
How much do you know about newborn screening? Take our quiz to find out.
(Published: September 16, 2013)

Newborn Screening Can Help Prevent Problems
Soon after birth, babies born in the United States are checked for certain medical conditions. Learn more about newborn screening and read Kristine’s story.
(Published: August 27, 2012)

What's Your Baby's Hearing Screening Result?
Babies begin to develop speech and language from the time they are born. All parents should learn the results of their baby's newborn hearing screening test.
(Published: May 18, 2011)

Key Finding: Developing a public health tracking system for follow-up of newborn screening metabolic conditions
CDC researchers and others found that existing public health data programs for newborn screening and birth defects tracking could be used for long term follow-up of newborn screening..
(Published: December 11, 2013)

Key Findings: Improving Newborn Screening Follow-up in Pediatric Practices
A 6-month quality improvement project in 15 primary care pediatric practices enhanced short-term newborn screening follow-up. The project included assessment of screening results, documentation of results, and communicating results to families.
(Published: October 15, 2012)

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Improving Newborn Screening Follow-up in Pediatric Practices: Quality Improvement Innovation Network
Pediatrics; 2012; 130:e669-75
Hinton CF, Neuspiel DR, Gubernick RS, Geleske T, Healy J, Kemper AR, Lloyd-Puryear MA, Saul RA, Thompson BH, Kaye CI
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CDC Grand Rounds: Newborn Screening and Improved Outcomes
Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report; 2012;61:390-393
Howell RR, Terry S, Tait VF, Olney R, Hinton CF, Grosse S, Eichwald J, Cuthbert C, Popovic T, Glidewell J
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Birth prevalence rates of newborn screening disorders in relation to screening practices in the United States
Journal of Pediatrics; 2011; 159:555-560
Hertzberg VS, Hinton CF, Therrell BF, Shapira SK
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Ethical Implications and Practical Considerations of Ethnically-Targeted Screening for Genetic Disorders: The Case of Hemoglobinopathy Screening
Ethnicity and Health; 2011; 16:377-388
Hinton CF, Grant A, Grosse SD
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What questions should newborn screening long-term follow-up be able to answer?: A statement of the United States Secretary for Health and Human Services’ Advisory Committee on Heritable Disorders in Newborns and Children
Genetics in Medicine; 2011; 13:861-865
Hinton CF, Feuchtbaum L, Kus CA, Kemper AR, Berry SA, Levy-Fisch J, Luedtke J, Kaye C, Boyle CA
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Maternal and Neonatal Vitamin B12 Deficiency Detected through Expanded Newborn Screening-United States, 2003-2007
Journal of Pediatrics; 2010; 157:162-163
Hinton CF, Ojodu JA, Fernhoff PM, Rasmussen SA, Scanlon KS, Hannon WH
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Pediatrics supplement: The Increasing Incidence of Congenital Hypothyroidism in the United States: Current Trends and Future Directions
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Prevalence of Congenital Hypothyroidism—Current Trends and Future Directions: Workshop Summary
Pediatrics; 2010; 125 (Supplement): S31-S36
Olney RS, Grosse, SD, Vogt, RF
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Trends in Incidence Rates of Congenital Hypothyroidism Related to Select Demographic Factors: Data from the United States, California, Massachusetts, New York, and Texas
Pediatrics; 2010; 125 (Supplement): S37-S47
Hinton CF, Harris KB, Borgfeld L, Drummond-Borg M, Eaton R, Lorey F, Therrell BL, Wallace J, Pass KA
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Effect of Laboratory Practices on the Incidence Rate of Congenital Hypothyroidism
Pediatrics; 2010; 125 (Supplement): S48-S53
Hertzberg V, Mei J, Therrell BL
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The Impact of Transient Hypothyroidism on the Increasing Rate of Congenital Hypothyroidism in the United States
Pediatrics; 2010; 125 (Supplement): S54-S63
Parks JS, Lin M, Grosse SD, Hinton CF, Drummond-Borg M, Borgfeld, L, Sullivan KM
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Future Research Directions to Identify Causes of the Increasing Incidence Rate of Congenital Hypothyroidism in the United States
Pediatrics; 2010; 125 (Supplement): S64-S68
Shapira SK, Lloyd-Puryear MA, Boyle C
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Impact of Hurricane Katrina on Newborn Screening in Louisiana
Pediatrics 2007;120:e749-e755
Lobato MN, Yanni E, Hagar A, Myers C, Rue A, Evans C, Lambert LA, Olney RS, for the Louisiana OPH–CDC Newborn Screening Assessment Team
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The Epidemiology of Medium Chain Acyl-CoA Dehydrogenase Deficiency: An Update
Genetics in Medicine; 2006; 8:205-212
Grosse SD, Khoury MJ, Greene CL, Crider KS, Pollitt RJ
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Storage and Use of Residual Dried Blood Spots from State Newborn Screening Programs
Journal of Pediatrics; 2006; 148:618-622
Olney RS, Moore CA, Ojodu JA, Lindegren ML, Hannon WH
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Barriers to Dietary Control Among Pregnant Women with Phenylketonuria — United States, 1998-2000
Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report; 2002; 51:117-120
Fernhoff, PM, Singh R, Waisbren S, Rohr F, Frazier DM, Rasmussen SA, Kenneson AA, Honein MA, Gwinn ML, Brown AS, Morris JM, MacDonald P
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