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Posts Tagged ‘infants’

Meningococcal Disease Vaccine Approved For Infants

Wednesday, April 27th, 2011

Meningococcal disease can cause death or severe brain damage in infants and young children. The U.S. Food and Drug Association has now approved a vaccine against the disease for children as young as 9 months old. (more…)

Mandatory Newborn Screenings

Wednesday, February 3rd, 2010

As you know, if you have had a baby, all babies undergo routine newborn screening for multiple metabolic disorders. The initial newborn screening test is performed on a heelstick blood sample in the first 24-48 hours after a baby’s birth and then the baby is typically re-screened after about 1-2 weeks as some of the metabolic  disorders are only detected after a baby has been on milk (breast or formula) for a while. (more…)