Newborn Screenings

NewbornWhile some parents may not realize it, the difference between taking home a healthy bundle of joy from the hospital and a child who may suffer from a lifetime of health complications … is a prick on the heel, about five drops of blood, and a team of scientists.  It’s the newborn screening that every child born in the Commonwealth goes through.  And as Virginia Public Radio’s Tommie McNeil reports, affected parents and medical professionals on Friday quietly celebrated a medical milestone.

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