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May 18, 2013
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SB 92 is needed to ensure babies are heart-healthy On May 9, the Senate passed Senate Bill 92, which provides for the screening of newborns for critical congenital heart disease or CCHD. Critical congenital heart disease requires medical intervention within the first hours, days or months of life. Now the measure moves to the Nevada Assembly for consideration. Each year in Nevada, approximately 120 babies are born with a CCHD. Newborns can be sent home without receiving this critical and inexpensive test. They risk death or disability if the condition isn’t diagnosed soon after birth. Critical congenital heart disease can …

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