Saving babies’ lives

A new study found that checking babies’ hearts at birth can detect congenital heart disease. This screening saves between 300 and 400 infant lives per year and is implemented in 48 states with a plan to extend to all 50. Dr. Teo Mendez, orthopaedic surgeon at Lenox Hill Hospital, explains the findings of the study and what it means for parents.

Get the latest health news

Keep up-to-date on breaking health news with insights from our experts and developments from around the health system.