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    In the US 4,800 babies are born each year with a critical congenital heart defect (CCHD) and they are at risk for disability or death if not detected at birth. Pulse ox screening can detect CCHD and save a baby's life, so it's important for all babies to be screened! Go to to learn more about Pulse Ox screening.

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