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Dear Michigan Newborn Screening

Dear Michigan Newborn Screening, Please reconsider your decision to keep your congenital hypothyroidism TSH cutoff at 33. According to the most current AAP update on the management and screening for congenital hypothyroidism, at least 10% of all permanent CH cases have newborn screening values between 10 and 40. Of that 10% – how many babies […]

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Did you know? | #2015GrowthSpurt Tweets

Help us help the Magic Foundation spread the word on Growth Awareness Day!  Use these Magic tweets to help us get our message out: Too much or too little growth is a major sign of a child’s health! Simple problems like thyroid imbalances can affect a child’s growth. Brain tumors can also interrupt a child’s […]

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AAP Guidelines or Suggestions?

Unless you live in Michigan, where the AAP Guidelines on Newborn Screening and Therapy for Congenital Hypothyroidism (CH) are apparently more of a “suggestion” than a guideline. According to the CDC, congenital hypothyroidism rates have almost doubled in the past 2 decades. The reasons for this increase are unclear, in part due to the lack […]