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CCHD News Coverage

By lgallagher |

Last week, the Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care officially announced that, throughout 2017, Newborn Screening Ontario will be implementing screening for Critical Congenital Heart Disease (CCHD) in Ontario. 

Here's some news coverage on the topic!

CBC

Toronto Star Story - NSO now operates seven days a week

By Brigitte |

We are pleased to announce that Newborn Screening Ontario now operates seven days a week to ensure babies born with potentially life-threatening disorders are diagnosed sooner. The continued involvement of NSO, birth hospitals and midwifery practices plays a big role in ensuring Ontario’s newborns get timely access to newborn screening.

First Steps

By nso_admin |

This video features three families whose baby had a screen positive result from the newborn screening test. Parents speak about their experience, the follow-up tests their baby needed and the outcome of the tests. 

 

 

 

Motion Graphic Primer on Newborn Screening in Ontario

By nso_admin |

Check out our new motion graphic primer on newborn screening in Ontario. It provides a brief introduction to the what newborn screening is all about. Thank you to Ryan and Jaskirat, students in Algonquin College's Interactive Media & Management Program for creating this fun resource for us!

 

Blood Spot Collection Video

By nso_admin |

We are thrilled to announce that we now have a blood spot collection video! This educational video touches on parent education, pain relief, supplies required, suggested techniques and sample transportation.

Virtual Tour of Newborn Screening Ontario

By admin |

Working with a talented team of students from Algonquin College’s Interactive Media Management Program, NSO is excited to take you on a virtual tour of our laboratory.

 

Newborn Screening in Today's Parent!

By nso_admin |

Today's Parent recently published an article titled "Newborn Screening in Canada: What to Expect". The article describes many of the tests that are done in the newborn period, including the newborn screening test. One of our Genetic Counsellors, Lauren Higgins, was interviewed for the article.

Let us know what you think!

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