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NY Gov. Andrew Cuomo
NY Gov. Andrew Cuomo

New York Governor Andrew Cuomo says many counties in the state with low levels of the coronavirus will be allowed to resume elective surgeries in the coming days, while in the regions hardest hit by the illness the numbers of deaths and hospitalizations are declining at a very slow rate, with 330 deaths from COVID-19 on Tuesday.

NY Now Requires Newborn Screening

Jan 28, 2014
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New York hospitals are now required to screen newborns for heart defects under a new law.

The measure, which took effect Monday, requires all birthing facilities to administer the test called pulse oximetry screening.

The one-minute procedure provides early detection of heart defects that could be addressed quickly by surgery, potentially saving babies.