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August 19, 2014, 2:00 pm
Journal of the American Medical Association Publishes New Study Offering Further Validation for Newborn Screening for ...
TOWSON, Md., Aug. 19, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The Immune Deficiency Foundation (IDF) applauds a new study published August 19, 2014 in the Journal of the American Medical Association that underscores the importance of newborn screening for Severe Combined Immune Deficiency (SCID), also known as Bubble Boy disease. Jennifer M. Puck, MD, senior author of the study and a renowned SCID expert, is also ...

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August 11, 2014, 5:37 pm
Newborn Screening Returns To Nevada
$2,000,000 dollars a year will stay in Nevada--now that newborn screening has returned to our state. The tests are done on Nevada babies before they leave the hospital to detect 46 disorders. The testing is good medicine for more than just infants.

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August 19, 2014, 2:11 pm
SCID Previously Underdiagnosed in Infants with Fatal Infections
Severe combined immunodeficiency (SCID), a potentially life-threatening, but treatable, disorder affecting infants, is twice as common as previously believed, according to a new study that is the first to examine the national impact of this newborn screening test.

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August 19, 2014, 1:31 pm
UCSF-led study finds SCID previously underdiagnosed in infants with fatal infections
( University of California - San Francisco ) Severe combined immunodeficiency, a potentially life-threatening, but treatable, disorder affecting infants, is twice as common as previously believed, according to a new study that is the first to examine the national impact of this newborn screening test.

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August 19, 2014, 1:30 pm
Study examines incidence, survival rate of severe immunodeficiency disorder in newborns
Newborn screening performed in numerous states indicates that the incidence of the potentially life-threatening disorder, severe combined immunodeficiency, is higher than previously believed, at one in 58,000 births, although there is a high rate of survival, according to a study in the Aug. 20 issue of JAMA.

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August 12, 2014, 6:34 am
Short Story from Briefing.com
Short Story from Briefing.com

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August 12, 2014, 12:49 am
New screening allows babyto undergo treatment before ever getting sick - Tue, 12 Aug 2014 PST
Ezra Dixon’s heartbeat dropped with every contraction, his umbilical cord circling his neck. So after Rachel Dixon delivered her second son in Everett on April 7, the Spokane native was just happy to have him. After the drama of his birth, Ezra looked healthy and normal, and his mother slept during the newborn screening that all babies go through – a prick on the heel, his blood dropped on a ...

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August 12, 2014, 12:49 am
New screening allows baby to undergo treatment before ever getting sick - Tue, 12 Aug 2014 PST
Ezra Dixon’s heartbeat dropped with every contraction, his umbilical cord circling his neck. So after Rachel Dixon delivered her second son in Everett on April 7, the Spokane native was just happy to have him. After the drama of his birth, Ezra looked healthy and normal, and his mother slept during the newborn screening that all babies go through – a prick on the heel, his blood dropped on a ...

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August 11, 2014, 7:24 am
Amy McKeen is a Cystic Fibrosis warrior
It was natural that Amy McKeen should choose pulmonary diseases as her specialty when she became a nurse 20 years ago.

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August 1, 2014, 8:13 am
Baby blood samples to be kept with opt-out option available
The Minnesota Department of Health can store newborn blood samples and test results indefinitely under a new law that goes into effect today.

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August 1, 2014, 6:09 am
Identifying Factors Contributing to Successful Stem Cell Transplants
Early transplantation of blood-forming stem cells is a highly effective treatment for infants with severe combined immunodeficiency (SCID), a group of rare, life-threatening inherited immune system disorders.

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July 31, 2014, 10:36 pm
Early Stem Cell Transplant Vital in 'Bubble Boy' Disease
Title: Early Stem Cell Transplant Vital in 'Bubble Boy' Disease Category: Health News Created: 7/30/2014 5:36:00 PM Last Editorial Review: 7/31/2014 12:00:00 AM

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