Children's Minnesota in the News

Dr. Marcelo Vargas discusses growing newborn disorder list

Dr. Marcelo Vargas, genomic medicine pediatrician, discussed the updates to the newborn screening, which will soon be testing for 60 different conditions with one blood test. The McGee family, whose son Logan was diagnosed with Pompe Disease, shared why it’s so important to families that health care providers expand the screenings to include diseases like Pompe since early intervention is key. Watch the full KSTP-TV story: Minn. Dept. of Health hopes to save lives by screening for more disorders.

Hayley Sitz