Excessive Newborn Screening?
Interview: Alan Fleischman, MD, senior vice president and medical director, March of Dimes Foundation
Soon after a baby is born, her heel is pricked for a tiny blood sample, which is routinely tested for dozens, even hundreds of diseases.
Now, some doctors are questioning the sense of screening for diseases that have no cure or even treatment.
Barbara Lewis is joined by Alan Fleischman, MD, a bioethicist as well as senior vice president and medical director of the March of Dimes Foundation, which focuses on newborn health issues.