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From DHW Director Dave Jeppesen: Newborn screening program is making a difference for Idaho’s most vulnerable
By: DHW Director Dave Jeppesen
One of my favorite parts of working at the Department of Health and Welfare is meeting the amazing and talented people who work here. This week I joined staff from the Division of Public Health to learn more about the newborn screening program. Each year between 20 and 40 babies in Idaho are diagnosed with potentially life-threatening conditions through the program, and this early detection and treatment can prevent intellectual disabilities, life-long health problems, or death
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