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2011-12-13 12:16:12

In response to a lawsuit after a college football player died from complications due to sickle cell trait (SCT) during a workout, the NCAA implemented mandatory SCT screening of all Division I student-athletes.

2011-09-19 22:20:55

There has been longstanding concern among physicians and policymakers that false-positive results may cause parents to believe that their children are vulnerable to illness, leading them to overuse health care services as their children grow older.

2011-08-04 13:55:43

Predictive genetic testing may be able to identify children’s risk for developing common, treatable, and possibly preventable disorders.

2011-06-15 13:44:50

Government guidelines published today on the use of dried blood spots collected during mandatory newborn screening underemphasize the importance of getting the public on board with the practice.

2009-08-03 15:05:04

Nearly two-thirds of parents reported they felt the need to watch over their child's care to ensure that medical errors are not made during their hospital stay

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2009-07-15 10:40:00

More than three-quarters of parents would be willing to permit the use of their children’s newborn screening samples for research purposes if their permission were obtained beforehand, a University of Michigan survey shows.


Word of the Day
scriggle
  • To writhe; struggle or twist about with more or less force; wriggle.
  • To scribble, jot.
The word 'scriggle' is likely an alteration of 'wiggle'.
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