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Citizens’ Council for Health Freedom Health Freedom Minute June 6, 2012 Parents Should be Told Some very worried mothe...

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Citizens’ Council for Health Freedom

Health Freedom Minute June 6, 2012

Parents Should be Told Some very worried mothers have posted on baby-centered websites. Clinics have called to say their babyʼs newborn screening is abnormal. A nurse told one mom it could just be a false-positive, in other words, perfectly fine. But she wrote, “I cant stop crying thinking that something is wrong with my baby.” Newborn screening is a government program, yet most parents are not told about the risks of inaccurate test results. As newborns are tested for an expanding list of conditions, the number of false-positives is increasing. Researchers say the fear generated by the unexpected clinic phone call can impact the parent-child relationship for years even if the child retests normal. Parents should be told. “Newborn screening result was abnormal,” Jessie1207, BabyCenter, May 30, 2012.

Presented daily by Twila Brase, President, Citizens’ Council for Health Freedom. The Health Freedom Minute is now heard in 37 states: Mornings M-Th at AM1280 (The Patriot) in MN and 91.5 AM WHKC (FreedomFM) in OH, afternoons on American Family Radio, and daily on the Bott Radio Network. CCHF ● 161 St. Anthony Ave. ● Suite 923 ● St. Paul, MN 55103 ● 651-646-8935 ● www.cchfreedom.org CCHF supports patient and doctor freedom, medical innovation, and the right of citizens to a confidential patient-doctor relationship.